A REVIEW ON MAHAGADA
*Sk. Hafiz Hasan, Gazala Hussain and W. G. Anjali
Agada tantra is the branch of Ayurveda which deals with the different poisoning conditions and its treatment. For the management of poisons various formulations have been described. Mahagada is one of those formulations which are described in ancient literature of Ayurveda in the context of treatment of various kind of poisoning. It is indicated in snake, spider, rat, scorpion, homicidal etc. poisoning and also in fever, gastro enteritis, indigestion etc. conditions. To evaluate the efficacy of this formulation and to understand it’s mode of action a thorough scientific review is needed; which can also help to use this formulation with more confidence. It is a simple formulation comprising of easily available ingredients and method of preparation is also easy.
Keywords: Mahagada, Agada tantra, Ayurveda, Poison, Snake bite.
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