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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2023

Amrita Sharma

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Amrita Sharma
GRDU, India
Title : A literary review on the comparison of the phytochemicals and rasa (Taste) Of dravyas (Medicinal plants) In ayurveda


Plant science is a science that circumscribes the connection between the flora and its phytonutrients. Their diversity in existence and their utility has been appreciated by humans since the ancient time. The traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda has a distinctive approach of healing with the Dravyas (Medicinal Plants). Dravyaguna , the branch of Ayurveda deals with extensive study of Dravyas with its key concepts. These Dravyas as per Ayurveda are believed to work through Rasapanchaka which includes Rasa, Guna, Veerya, Vipaka and Prabhava. The Rasapanchaka has a distinctive role in pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. In the Biomedicine the phytochemistry of the Dravyas (Medicinal Plants) helps in drug identification, Isolation and extraction of important phytoconstituents and in defining its therapeutic potential. The paper aims to correlate the Rasapanchaka of Dravyas with the phytochemicals present in the same drug. This correlation can be significant to relate the Rasa with the major phytochemicals present in the drug with their therapeutic use. This can further help to form a basis of better utilization of medicinal plants for pharmacotherapeutics.


Dr. Amrita Sharma did her Bachelors in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS)and MD (Ayurvedic Materia medica). Her interest in studies took her back to explore alternative medicine, acupuncture, Alternative therapies, naturopathy, and courses on food and nutrition. Later she opted for MBA, in human resources. She is registered with Yoga Alliance for e-500 hrs and YACEP. She has trained thousands of students from the USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Europe, Russia, Chile, Israel, Argentina, Bolivia, Uganda, South Africa, UAE, Dubai, Thailand, Philippines, Poland, and India She has more than fifteen years of clinical and teaching experience in the field of yoga, Ayurveda and holistic healing therapies. Writing is one of her hobbies she has written articles in different holistic health magazines, she has contributed chapters in various books, and research articles in national and international journals. Presented papers and moderated numerous national and international conferences. Through her radio talks and podcasts, she has shared her experiences, well-being tips, and lifestyle leads in day-to-day life through yoga, Ayurveda, and holistic health care. Presently she is working as an Assistant professor at Ayurvedic College, in India. She is a diligent social worker and assiduous environmentalist associated with NGO's offering well-being programs for community service.