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Drug Designing and Research: Ayurvedic Approach

Nishant Shukla


Ayurveda the ancient Indian medical wisdom has served society through its holistic approach of healing. Ancient Indian scientists Acharya Charaka, Acharya Sushruta, etc. has done in drug research and clinical research. This approach was not only aims to treat a person but to bring the original state. Acharya Charaka clarifies that a physician or researcher ought to look at least four whilst treatment the patient i.e. roga bala (therapeutic effect on disease), deha bala (strength or immunity), chitta bala (psyche) and agni bala (digestion & metabolism). Herbs used ought to have at least four properties i.e. bahu kalpap, bahu gunam, sampanna and yogya. Preparation of poly-herbal, herbo-mineral combination ought to be done as per the norms prescribed by Acharya Charaka. Individualized approach of drug delivery is necessary and research needs to incorporate them. The paper discuss these in details.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Drug designing, poly-herbal, herbo-mineral



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