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A REVIEW ON KHADIR (ACACIA CATECHU) AS BEST RASAYANA (IMMUNE-MODULATOR) FOR SKIN
*Dr. Vaishali Shamrao Meshram, Dr. Shweta Vitthaldas Dongre and Dr. Nirmala Sawarkar
Rasayana is one of the comprehensive disciplines of Ayurveda, which compromises herbs, herbomineral drugs, food articles, a specific way of consuming these drugs with specific way of lifestyle with social etiquette to ultimately achieve the maximum state of equilibrium of dhatus (tissues) and doshas with balance of agni. In other words Rasayana is the path to achieve homeostasis thus retarding the process of aging and giving maximum nutritional quality to fight the odds in form of infections. Rasayana, being practised effectively and extensively since ages, is a group of medicinal preparations which are immune stimulants and capable of preventing the causation of many ailments and untimely ageing. The herb, Khadir (Acacia catechu) is important historically because of its medicinal properties. Various studies have shown that A. catechu is an excellent source of catechins and epicatechins as well as flavonoids, which is having many beneficial properties such as anti-bacterial, anticancer, anti-diarrhoeal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal, antioxidant, hypoglycaemic etc. The ayurvedic principle when it says about „swasthasya swasthya rakshnam? actually speaks about the protection of immunity of an individual. The practice of Ayurvedic immune modulating drugs proved the potency of various rasayanas in combating the immune system. This article gives a view point of exploring many such data in support of Khadir (Acacia catechu)as a best immune-modulator for skin as told by Ayurveda. Large scale studies are needed to prove its clinical efficacy in skin disorders to prove it as a best immune-modulator.[Full Text Article]