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Review Papers | Ayurveda | India | Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023
Natural Antidote for Visa Dravyas-A Classical Review
Dr. Ranjita Kar | Dr. Abhaya Kumar Mishra | Dr. Pallabi Mahanta | Dr. Dipti Rekha Dash | Dr. Pradip Kumar Panda
Abstract: In Ayurveda, since Vedic period numerous drugs are utilized for therapeutic purposes, are either plant (Sthavar Udbhava), animal (Jangam Udbhava) or metal, mineral (Khanija) origin. After the period of Acharya Nagarjuna, utility of metals, minerals along with poisonous drugs came into existence with the development of specialized pharmaceutical branch called Rasa Shastra. Ascendancy of Herbo-minerals formulations rose much compared to herbal preparations due to their smaller dosage form, faster action, quicker assimilation, tremendous therapeutic values with longer shelf life etc., shows its distinction. But while practicing Vaidyascame to know about the ill effects of these medicines on human body which may be due to the use of medicines made from improper processed metals, minerals, Visa Dravyas or not adopting systematic treatment rules. If actual pharmaceutical steps are not followed for these individual Visa Dravyas, then its therapeutic properties get diverged resulting in unfavourable effects on body i. e. adverse drug reactions. Thus to overcome these unpredictable consequences, some natural drugs (plant origin, milk products etc.) are specified which mimics the therapeutic properties of the Visa Dravyas& thus here they are able to neutralize opposite unwanted effects of Visas results from unmethodical pharmaceutical procedures. Vaidyas need to follow pharmaceutical procedures efficiently for Rasa Dravyas (metal and minerals), Visa Dravyas (poisonous drug) precisely as stated in classical text before composing compound formulations so that these can be used on human body safely. Thus this article focuses on antidotes especially for Visa Dravyas according to Rasa Acharyas.
Keywords: Vaidyas, Visa Dravyas, Antidotes, Pharmaceutical procedures
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 2, February 2023,
Pages: 67 - 72