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CHOICE OF DRAVYAS OF KUSTHAGHANA MAHAKASHAYA AS PER VARIOUS ETIOLOGIES OF TVACHAVIKAR – A CRITICAL STUDY

CHOICE OF DRAVYAS OF KUSTHAGHANA MAHAKASHAYA AS PER VARIOUS ETIOLOGIES OF TVACHAVIKAR – A CRITICAL STUDY

Dr Sneha Anil Surve1 Dr Ashok Ramteke1  Dr S.L Dasari2

1. PG Scholar, 1 HOD & Professor, Dravyagunavidnyan, AVPM’S AyurvedMahavidyalaya, Sion, Mumbai-22

2. Professor,Ayurved Seva Sangh, Ganesh Wadi, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003

Corresponding Author Address : [email protected]

Abstract

Skin is an important organ of communication with the external world. It is one of the five Gyanendriyas which responsible for SparshaGyan or touch sensation. Majority of the dermatological disorders have been described under the umbrella of Kushtha.Ayurveda described a wide range of etiological factors for dermatological disorders including its psychosocial aspect. Acharya Charaka described the seven Dravyas, involved in the Samprapti , which are Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Tvaka, Rakta, Mansa and Lasika (Ambu). He has emphasized the dual part played by Nidana, i.e. simultaneous vitiation of Tridosha and also Shaithilyata in the Dhatus such as Twak, Rakta, Mansa and Lasika. Thus, the vitiated Tridoshas gain momentum to vitiate ShithilaDhatus and hence the disease Kushtha gets manifested. This paper aims to study the methodology of selecting dravyas according to various etiologies of tvachavikars. Principles of Dravyagunavidnyan were applied while studying the action of dravyas in different skin conditions with variousdosha-dushya combinations. 10 drugs mentioned in Charakotta Kusthaghana Mahakashaya with known action on above said dosha & dushyas were critically analyzed & hence, it can be concluded that a specific drug can be used effectively only in a specific condition of dosha & dushya causing that particular tvachavikar.

Keywords: tvachavikar, dravyas, samprapti.

Details: Written by Dr Sneha Anil Surve1 Dr Ashok Ramteke, Dr S.L Dasari

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