Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-ADRS-0000916
Title: A review on cataract and its herbal treatments
Category: Ayurvedic Drugs Related Study
Section: Review Article
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    Cataract, called in Sanskrit as linganaasha or timira, is one of the leading causes for blindness today. Cataract is the opacification (light impenetrability) of the lens. In this condition, the lens of the eyes interferes with the eye vision. Since light cannot enter the opaque lens, therefore the eyes fail to give the representation of the objects seen. Plants used in Ayurvedic eye drops formulation are rich source of tannin and tannin like compounds. Antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of ayurvedic eye drops are attributed to the presence of tannins and tannin like compounds. Now-a-days, people increasingly prefer ayurvedic eye drops because it is safe and relatively free from side effect and adverse reactions. Ayurvedic eye drops are known to show antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity due to their tannin content in aqueous extract. The anticataract efficacy of these preparations was mainly attributed to their antioxidant potential. Various herbal drugs such as Osmium sanctum, Emblica officinalis, Ginkgo biloba etc are used in cataract. The presented review summarizes the information concerning the new profile of anticataract drugs obtained from medicinal plants.

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    A K Meena1, Bhavana Pal2*, Brijendra Singh2, A K Yadav2, Uttam Singh2, Ramanjeet Kaur2, Ayushy Sachan2 and M.M.Rao1

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    1National Institute of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutical Research, Patiala - 147001, Punjab (India)
    2 School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shobhit University, Meerut, UP (India)

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    Bhavana Pal
    School of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
    Shobhit University, Meerut, UP (India)


    Received on: 27-11-2009; Revised on: 21-12- 2009; Accepted on:14-01-2010

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    A K Meena1, Bhavana Pal2*, Brijendra Singh2, A K Yadav2, Uttam Singh2, Ramanjeet Kaur2, Ayushy Sachan2 and M.M.Rao1

    Title:A review on cataract and its herbal treatments
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):2 (February)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (178-181)
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    Methodology:cataract
    Research Materials:Herbal Drugs.

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Cataract Formulation Tannin Ayurvedic Eye Drops Herbal Drugs.

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