CLASSICAL REVIEW OF PITA KARAVIR(THEVETIA NERIIFOLIA JUSS. EX STEUD)
Keywords:Thevetia, Karavir, Cardiac poison, Hrudya, Kharajahar, Hayamar
The yellow oleander Thevetia neriifolia Juss. or Thevetia peruviana Merr. or Thevetia peruviana Schum., is commonly a garden plant in India and many other parts of the world. It grows in and around houses, hutments and on the roadside and is often seen forming protective hedging material around gardens. Pita Karavir (Thevetia neriifolia) plant is having more importance in Agadtantra. Poisoning incidences are more common in southern parts of India and Sri Lanka. As commonly available, chances of accidental poisoning are more. Its uses in cosmetics, as like against stretch marks could open new doors in field. So new insights towards this plant should be developed. So in this article efforts have done to compile data available about Thevetia neriifolia through available texts of Ayurved, and all other available modern literature.
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