An Overview on Pharmacological Action of Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.) w.s.r. to Cerebral Palsy


  • Renuka Devhare


Sariva, Cerebral palsy, Neuro-motor disorder


It is always said that childhood period is like a mirror, which reflects in after life the images first presented to it. When debility is considered particularly in children, near about quarter of chronic childhood disorders are neurological in origin. Cerebral Palsy is defined as a non- progressive disturbances in the developing fetal or infant brain which is accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication, behaviour as well as by epilepsy and secondary musculoskeletal problems. In modern medicine, there is only symptomatic treatment for neuro-motor disability but actually there is no effective treatment has been formulated at present which can totally cure this disorder. Hence, there is a need for the development of a well-planned ayurvedic approach in present era. So, we are proposing Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.) as best choice in cerebral palsy. Sariva possesses madhur and Tikta rasa, Madhura vipaka, Sheeta veerya and Guru, Snigdha guna. Acharya Sushruta in Garbhinivyakaranasharir adhyaya has mentioned that on first day of Nalchhedana, the child should be sprinkled with cold water and then Madhu and Ghrita mixed with Ananata (Sariva) choorna should be given in small quantity three times in a day. It helps in promoting general and healthy growth, strength and intellect of children. It is also used in treating the conditions like Pangu, Mooka, Ashruti and Jada. In this article we have try to discuss about the pharmacokinetic of Sariva w. s. r. to cerebral palsy in children.


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Devhare, R. . (2022). An Overview on Pharmacological Action of Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.) w.s.r. to Cerebral Palsy. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 4(01). Retrieved from