TOPICAL MEDICATIONS IN AYURVEDA W.S.R TO SNEHA KALPANA AND MALAHARA KALPANA- A REVIEW ARTICLE
Ayurvedic dosage forms are very peculiar in relation to its pharmaceutics and therapeutics.The beginning of medicine and pharmacy are so closely interwoven with the fact that both are inseparable entities. The Ayurvedic medicines utilise a wide range of materia medica. They are used for indication in different conditions of health and disease in order to restore the state of balance. In Ayurvedic pharmaceutics, number of preparations are described which is used as different dosage form, out of which topical medications constitute a vast portion which make a splendid difference from other medical sciences. Among all topical medications in Ayurveda Sneha kalpana (Medicated fatty preparations) and Malahara kalpana (semisolid preparations) are very peculiar in relation to its pharmaceutics and therapeutics which is discussed here.
Keywords: Ayurvedic dosage forms, topical medications in Ayurveda, Sneha kalpana, Malahara kalpana
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