A Comprehensive Review of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics in Charaka Samhita W.S.R to Chikitsasthana.

Year : 2024 | Volume :11 | Issue : 01 | Page : 14-25
By

Janaki S. Patel

Bharti Umretia

  1. Scholar Upgraded department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Government Ayurveda College, Vadodara Gujarat India
  2. Reader & Head Upgraded department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Government Ayurveda College, Vadodara Gujrat India

Abstract

Charaka Samhita provides insightful information on the holistic approach to well-being by addressing every facet of health, from illness management to preventive measures. It is organized into eight Sthana, and is filled with information on anatomy, physiology, disease etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and health maintenance principles. The term “Charakastu Chikitsite” denotes that Charaka Samhita is the greatest treatise on Ayurvedic therapeutics. Numerous subjects related to diagnosis, treatment planning, and disease management is covered in Chikitsa Sthana. Specifically, Chikitsa Sthana of this highlight’s therapeutics of diseases. A general pattern is adopted to describe the management as “Chikitsa Sutra” which is always constructed on two segments. Judicious use of Upakrama or Shodhana followed by Bheshaja Yoga. It include primary formulations like Panchavidha Kashaya Kalpana and secondary formulations called Upakalpana, which include Avaleha, Sneha, Sandhana, Vati, and Kritanna kalpa. Also deals with an enormous variety of formulations and preparation method. The present study is aimed to familiarize readers with the evidence of Ayurvedic pharmaceutics in Charaka Samhita. Various aspects of its contents have been screened and presented in this review in consideration of the fundamental principles of ayurvedic pharmaceutics, different dosages form and unique preparatory method of certain formulations with special reference to Chikitsa Sthana. About 97 different Kalpana and 1361 Yoga have been described in treating the ailments in 30 chapters of Chikitsa Sthana. Considering the review, the placing of dosage form in a particular chapter gives a clue in understanding the mode of action of dosage form in a particular disease condition.

Keywords: Charaka Samhita, ChikitsaSthana, Ayurvedic pharmaceutics.

[This article belongs to Research & Reviews : A Journal of Ayurvedic Science, Yoga & Naturopathy(rrjoasyn)]

How to cite this article: Janaki S. Patel, Bharti Umretia. A Comprehensive Review of Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics in Charaka Samhita W.S.R to Chikitsasthana.. Research & Reviews : A Journal of Ayurvedic Science, Yoga & Naturopathy. 2024; 11(01):14-25.
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