ANUPANA, THE VEHICLE AT ITS BEST!
Kadam Krishna* and Jadhav Viraj
Concept of Anupana is one of the best gifts provided by Ayurveda for us. It plays a crucial role while taking diet as well medicine. It is the substance taken along with or after medicine or food intake. Anupana provided in its suitable quantity and quality works through the mechanisms of
a) Adjuvant action
b) Vehicle action
c) Synergistic action
For that present article provided a glimpse on the anupana in details so that one can able to prescribe the exact anupana according to the disease of a person. With above mentioned mechanisms of anupana the present paper also incorporates the requirements and selection criteria of Anupana, doses, effects, indications, contraindications, best Anupanas, types of Anupana, examples of Anupana, actions of Anupana etc.
Keywords: Anupana, doses, effects, indications, contraindications.
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