A REVIEW ON PLANT POISONS AS ANTIDOTES FOR JANGAMA VISHA WITH REFERENCE TO RASA TARANGINI
Gazala Hussain* and Archana B. Pagad
Rasashastra is a branch in Ayurveda that deals with Ayurveda pharmaceutics. It is a branch where formulations are designed utilizing drugs of various origin namely plant drugs, animal products, marine drugs, etc. Various treatise of Rasashastra are present in which Rasa Tarangini is a latest book of 20th century where detailed description of individual rasa dravya is described along with its indications and amayika prayoga. There is an exclusive chapter on vishopavisha (plant poisons) that deals with the description of the therapeutic utility of the plant poisons in various disorders. An interesting feature is the use of these plant poisons in the management of animal poisons. But the uses of the plant poisons are only after subjecting to proper shodhana and very judicious use in the appropriate dose and with the right combination. This article throws light on the use of these plant poisons in the treatment of animal poisons.
Keywords: Plant Poisons, Jangama Visha, Rasa Tarangini, Vatsanabha.
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