Standardization and quality evaluation of 'Banafsha'
Shanta Mehrotra; Rawat, A.K.S.; Usha Shome
Natural Product Sciences 4(1): 15-22
ISSN/ISBN: 1226-3907 Accession: 003280083
Banafsha is an important herbal drug of indigenous systems of medicine and is considered to be antipyretic, diaphoretic and febrifuge. Flowers of Viola odorata are considered to constitute the genuine drug Banafsha, but V. pilosa, with similar medicinal properties, is mostly used to substitute for V. odorata. V. odorata, V. pilosa and V. betonicifolia are used for various ailments in different places in India.