A Critical Review on Morat With Special Reference to Ayurveda Classical Texts

  • Nangare Ninad B
  • Deshpande Manasi M BVDU, College of Ayurved, Pune
  • Kurulkar Manisha A
Keywords: Morat, Controversial plants, Bruhatryee, Nighantu


Morat  is  considered  as  a  significant  medicinal  plant in  the  indigenous  system  of  medicine  [Ayurveda]  as  it  has  wide  application  as  single  drug.  It is very effective in various Urinary disorders. It has been  observed  that  several  species  of  plants  which  are  referred   under  one  common  name,  making them  more  controversial.  Documentation  defects  in  manuscripts,  same  synonym  but  different  plants, geographic variations  are  some  of  the  reasons  attributed  to  it.  Due to different languages and morphological similarities between plants generates controversy.  In India, there  are  many  plants  which  use  a  common  name Morat and creates controversy. Under the name of Morat, botanical identity such as Leea macrophylla Roxb., Saccharum officinarum L., Alangium salvifolium (L.f.)Wang. Marsdenia tenacissima Wight. & Arn., Maerua arenaria Hook, Chonemorpha fragrans Moon are considered as they exhibit same medicinal properties. The purpose of this work is to review and differentiate the plants which are known as Morat in Ayurved classical texts.

Author Biographies

Nangare Ninad B

Assistant Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Ayurved, Pune. 

Deshpande Manasi M, BVDU, College of Ayurved, Pune

Professor and Head, Department of Dravyaguna, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Ayurved, Pune. 

Kurulkar Manisha A

Professor and Head, Department of Ayurved Samhita and Siddhant, Keshav Ayurveda Medical College, Aklera, Rajasthan. 

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