Critical review of Gandhak Rasayan with special reference to Tvachavikar
Skin disorders are burning problem in this era especially in treatment. In Ayurveda it is mentioned that because of mithya aahar vihar various skin diseases occurs and all are comprised in Kushtha. It occurs due to vitiated tridoshas vata, pitta, kapha and tvaka, rakta, mansa, ambu. Common symptoms in tvachavikar are daha and kandu, for these symptoms Gandhak rasayan is the drug of choice. Gandhak is only one rasaushadhi which is used in Gandhak rasayan, and it is mentioned in Yogaratnakar. Rasaushadhis are used in small doses and shows result faster than herbal drugs.As skin disorders are chronic they need accurate and quicker treatment. Gandhak rasayan plays a major role in various skin disorders like psoriasis, scabies, eczema, acne, tinea infection and other conditions in pittaj tvachavikar. It acts as anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-pruritic and anti-inflammatory drug.As Gandhak rasayan is widely used in treatment of skin disorders having excellent result, it is selected for study.
Keywords: tvachavikar, gandhak rasayan, kandu, daha.
Details: Written by Dr. Gangaprasad R. Asore1, Dr. Sachin S. Sheth1, Dr. Snehal B. Shinde1