A REVIEW ON VRISCHIKA VISHA MANAGEMENT W.S.R VISHA VAIDYA JYOTSNIKA
Pavan K. Sreerudran, Krishnapriya S., Gazala Hussain, Ashwinkumar S. Bharati
Vrischika (scorpion) is said to be oldest poisonous creature on the earth. Among 800-1000 species, 30 species are lethal to humans. Due to scorpion bite casualty of life is very less, but it causes local pain, inflammation, oedema and redness of skin. Ayurvedic texts explain various variety of Vrischika based on its origin, structure and its sting effect. In Kerala, Agada tantra has an ancient and established background. In olden times, a good number of books on toxicology were written by eminent scholars of Kerala. Many toxicological clinics where established at that time in Kerala by adopting the treatment principles mentioned in those books. Visha vaidya jyotsinika is one of such textbook which gives immense knowledge about the practice of visha chikitsa. In this text many clinically relevant aspects of visha chikitsa is explained. This text contributes largely to the practice as well as research in Agada tantra. In this article there are some commonly used drugs in visha vaidya jyotsinika for Vrischika visha.
Keywords: Vrischika, Poison, Visha vaidya jyotsinika, Scorpion, formulations.
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