Dravyaguna Vijnana (Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda) (Set of 5 Volumes) [Dr. J. L. N. Sastry] on *FREE* shipping. Dravyaguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out. Syllabus for MD/MS (Ayurved) Preliminary Examination. 4. DRAVYAGUNA VIGYAN. (Materia Medica & Pharmacology). PAPER-II. THEORY- marks. PART–.

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UG and PG Syllabus of Dravyaguna

Biomed Pharmacol J ;4 1. Even incase of inequality of strength rasa etc.

That is why it is prescribed in diarrhoea and not in grahaniroga where appetizers are dravyagunz. Chakrapanidatta has explained it as follows — dravya, though cause in conjunction and disjunction, when created requires karma for its above activity whereas karma when emerged operates immediately without requiring any other cause like dravya. By excessive use it causes vatika disorders etc.

The ingested substances produce good or bad effects according to vipaka. The attributes also referred as In general drug possessing madhrua rasa, will have madhura vipaka and shita virya.

The knowledge regarding medicinal value of plants has been collected in a course of several centuries.

It is only after final transformation that substances exert accordingly wholesome or unwholesome effect on body. Based on these qualities, Ayurveda classifies herbs according to four categories:. For instance, danti, on ingestion, stimulates movements in living intestines resulting in purgative action.

Dravyaguna, Dravya-guna, Dravyaguṇa: 2 definitions

If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Below drsvyaguna will find the 15 most relevant articles:. Like guna, karma is also located in dravya. It is the substratum of properties and actions. Drug possessing lavana rasa, will have madhuara vipaka and usna virya.


Similar classification is found in the Sushruta-Samhita where thirty-seven groups of drugs are defined according to their effect and therapeutic uses. On the other hand, from rasa one can infer the particular bhautika composition of the dravya generally. It is the time when Ayurvedic concept should be proved on modern parameters.

For instance, Shunthi dry ginger is pungent katu in taste but is transformed in madhura vipaka which determines its action on that basis. Amla Rasa increases kapha and pitta and pacifies vata, decreases semen, is carminative, appetizer and digestive. Rasa is manifested by permutation and combination of bhutas in dravya and as such is dependent on it. In case the rasa etc. This is not correct because in scripture power is said as of two types according to generality or specificity.

Some dividing power as of two types based on explicable and inexplicable actions say that the power behind explicable action is virya while that causing inexplicable one is prabhava. Adana assimilation and Visarga growth respectively. Karma is instrumental cause in conjunction and disjunction, these cannot take place without karma. Rasa is the basic thing which is overpowered by Vipaka which again is subdued by virya and prabhava stands above all.

The knowledge of vipaka from the increase of doshas dravyagun evident and so from that of semen. You can also click to the full overview containing English textual excerpts. Guna quality or property is defined as that which is inherently existent in substance and is non-inherent cause of its effect.

Primarily based on this fundamental background, the following concepts were developed to explain the drug action.

Karma action is defined as that which is the cause of conjunction and disjunction, characterized by movement or activity and located in dravya. While exploiting the drug action one has to keep in mind all these factors considering their relative strength.

Before intering the drug action following points must be kept in mind because they are basic fundaments:. Marvelous piece in the Charaka-Samhita is the description of fifty groups of drugs according to their main action.

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