CONCEPT OF CHAKSHUSHYA DRAVYA AND IT’S ACTION ON CHAKSHU (EYE)
Dr. Pallavi Kute*, Dr. Rohan Bargad and Dr. Anil Deshmukh
Shalakya Tantra is one among the eight clinical specialities of Ayurveda which deals with management of eye diseases including all other disorders of head and neck. Eye is one of the sensitive organ of human body and it‟s permanently exposed to different environmental agents. Various indigenous Chakshushya Dravyas are described in Ayurvedic literature both in Bruhatrayi and laghutrayi. Ayurveda has the concept of Chakshushya Dravya and other rejuvenating medicines that nourishes the damaged and weakened retinal tissue. Two types of Chakshushya Dravya are described in this nighantu, one is Chakshu – hitakara i. e. beneficial for eyes and other one Chakshu – rogahara i.e. used for treating eye disorders. These drugs are having antioxidants, neuroprotective, healing, adaptability and immunity enhancing properties.
Keywords: Chakshushya Dravya, Chakshu(Eye), Vision, Netra.
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