REVIEW ON AYURVEDIC PHARMACODYNAMIC AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS OF KASAHARA MAHAKASHAYA
Dr. Pooja Panchaware*, Dr. T.A. Pansare, Dr. D.V. Kulkarni, and Dr. Ashwini Makadi
There are various diseases of upper and lower respiratory track occurred which of them Cough is very common symptom as well as disease. A cough is unexpected expulsion of air through the huge breathing passages that can help clear them of fluids, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. Cough is only abnormal when persistent, painful or associated with sputum production. Ayurveda considers Kasa as Vata-kapha predominant condition and Avlambaka kapha and Prana-Udana vata are mainly involved. From the ancient time, plants have been playing a Important Role in acute as well as chronic stage of Kasa vyadhi. Acharya charaka mentioned group of ten potent drugs which are capable of pacifying the compliant of cough termed as Kasa-hara Gana. Kasahara-dashemani consists of ten herbs with multi-dimensional properties. Among these ten drugs some drugs are Sheeta viryatmaka such as Draksha, Aamalaki Bhumyamlaki and remaining are Ushna viryatmaka. Shrungi, Kantakari, Raktpunarnava are Katu Vipaki and remaining have Madhura vipaka property. Due to This Variations in properties of ten drugs it should be use in different conditions and types of Kasa vikara. In this review we will study the Pharmacodynemic and pharmacological actions of Kasahara mahakashaya.
Keywords: Kasa, Kasahara mahakashaya, pharmacodyanemic, pharmacological action.
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