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A LITERARY REVIEW ON KUSHTHGHNADRAVYAS OF DHANWANTARINIGHANTU

Dr. Rajendra G. Mane*

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Kushtha can be treated by many drugs having kushthghna property explained in Brihatrayi and Laghutrayi. Ayurveda plays vital role in curing kushtha. In Dhanwantari Nighantu, Acharya mentions numerous drugs acting on kushtha (kushthghna Dravya’s). The present study is designed to screen the drugs with kushthghna properties. 73 drugs were described for the treatment of kushtha throughout the text of Dhanwantari Nighantu. In kushtha management the systemic medicines act by improving appetite, regularize habit, astringent action on blood vessels and maintaining balance of Agni and Srotas. Among all the kushthghnadravyas described in Dhanwantari Nighantu, maximum drugs are have Tikta, Katu and Kashaya Rasa Pradhana, Vata-Kaphagna property and Ushna in Virya, these factors play important role in the management of kushtha.

Keywords: Kushtha, Kushthghnadravya, Dhanwantari Nighantu.


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