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Abstract

ROLE OF PANCHAKARMA IN AGADTANTRA

*Dr. Yogesh Bansal, Dr. Vijaya E. More and Dr. Manohar S. Sarangi

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Poisoning and related deaths due to poisoning is a burning issue in urban as well as rural India. Most of poisoning are occur due to suicidal and accidentally. Poisoning term not only limited upto animal and vegetable poisons it can include Dooshivisha (latent poisons), Gara visha (concocted poisons) and various radiations like ultraviolet radiation. Agadtantra is one of the branches of Astanga Ayurveda, dealing with poisons, its origin, effect, circulation, pathogenesis, qualities and its management. So Agadtantra through Ayurveda has an answer to this and has stated various therapeutic measures to achieve the same. Ayurveda has described different modalities of treatment in poisoning. Charakacharya has stated 24 Upakramas in treatment of poisoning in his samhita in the chikitsa sthana. Sushrutacharya has invested whole of the Kalpastahana while describing about the Poisons and its treatment. Similarly Visha and Visha-Chikitsa is also emphatically described in Astanga samhita and Astanga Samgraha. Ayurveda treatment classify into Shodhan and Shaman chikitsa. So it is necessary to validate references and study them from Ayurvedic samhitas. These measures include Vamana (Emesis), Virechana (Purgation), Raktamokshana (Blood Letting), Snehana (Oleation), Swedana (Fomentation/ Steam therapy) mainly and Nasya (Instillation of Nasal Drops), Lepa (Topical application of Drugs), Anjana (Application of Collyriums to Eyes), Dhooma (Medicated smokes) etc afterwards.

Keywords: Poisoning, Panchakarma, Ayurvedic view.


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