CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF SHAWNVISHAHAR AGAD (RABIES ANTIDOTE): A REVIEW
Sumit Santosh Rathi*, Dr. Santoshi Mane
Agad means drug or formulation of drugs which act against poisons or neutralize the poisoning effects. In traditional medicine many agada formulations are told which can be used in various conditions of poisoning. Many Jangam visha (animate Poisons) are described in agadtantra. Alarka visha is one of them which can be correlated with Rabies according to modern. Vishadushita Shwan (Rabied dog) causes Alarka (Rabies). In the treatment of this Shwan vishahar agad is mentioned in Basavarajiyam samhita in Visharognidanlakshan Chikitsa adhyaya. Shloka phalashruti has mentioned its specific anti toxic effect in Shwan visha. This review is for collective information of therapeutic and pharmacological study of this agada for Shwan visha or Alarka poisoning (Rabies).
Keywords: Shwan vish Shwan vishahar agad, Agad, Alark, Dog Bite.
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