CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON THE ANTITOXIC ACTION OF JEEVARAKSHA GULIKA
Vijitha Vijayan*, Neethu P., Athulya C. M. and Ittoop J. Ancheril
Ayurveda is an ancient science of India having Ashtangas(eight branches). Among these eight branches, Agadatantra is a unique branch that deals with toxicology and its management. There are many Agada yogas(formulations) mentioned in traditional toxicological texts having very potent ingredients and which are faster in action. Jeevaraksha gulika is one among them. It is a herbo mineral preparation which contains highly potent ingredients capable of managing the complications produced by venom. This yoga is being used by traditional practitioners for many years and has found good efficacy in the emergency management of snake bite envenomation. Here an attempt is made to carry out a conceptual study on the antitoxic action of Jeevaraksha gulika according to the reference in Prayoga samuchaya, Panchama paricheda, Kalavanchana prakarana.
Keywords: Jeevaraksha, sarpa visha, Agadatantra.
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