Dravyaguna Vijnana (Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda) (Set of 5 Volumes) [Dr. J. L. N. Sastry] on *FREE* shipping. Dravyaguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out. Syllabus for MD/MS (Ayurved) Preliminary Examination. 4. DRAVYAGUNA VIGYAN. (Materia Medica & Pharmacology). PAPER-II. THEORY- marks. PART–.

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Even incase of inequality of strength rasa etc. Rasa is the basic thing which is overpowered by Vipaka which again is subdued by virya and prabhava stands above all.

Dipana-pachana effects are due to its action on agni. The Mahayana Mahaparinirvana Sutra. Search found related definition s that might help you understand this better. Rasas are six in number — madhura sweetamla sourlavana saltykatu pungenttikta bitter and kashaya astringent. Marvelous piece in the Charaka-Samhita is the description of fifty groups of drugs according to their main action.

Again he has established logically the cause-effect relationship between virya and karma on the law of agreement in presesence anvaya and absence vyatireka by saying that none can act without virya and all actions are caused by virya. Dravyaguna means something in HinduismSanskrit. Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: Thus the views of Charaka and Sushruta, apparently contradictory, can be synthesized. They are specific objects artha or vishaya of five sensory organs.

Prakas 1 and P. This specific nature leads to specific action like emesis, purgation etc. Properties are similar in substances and the body and as such normally, increase and decrease in the body are caused by substances.

Primarily based on this fundamental background, the following concepts were developed to explain the drug action.


Tikta Rasa pacifies kapha and pitta while increases vata, is absorbent and cleans channels. Dravyaguba three Vata, Pitta, Kapha are known as tridhatu tridosha in pathological state having specific functions of Vikshepa movement.

Samanya Guna means general properties quality, attribute or talent. It is the time when Ayurvedic concept should be proved on modern parameters. Guna quality or property is defined as that which is dravtaguna existent in substance and is non-inherent cause of its effect. General power is known as virya while the specific one is prabhava. The values of samanya The acceptability of alternatives medicine particularly the herbal medicine has now become a sravyaguna need of time.

In common practice, grossly it is represented by the active fraction of drug which is the concentrated essence of the five bhutas comprising the substance. Some dividing power as of two types based on explicable and inexplicable fravyaguna say that the power behind explicable action is virya while that causing inexplicable one is prabhava. For instance, Shunthi dry ginger is pungent katu in taste but is transformed in madhura vipaka which determines its action on that basis.

Guru is madhura and laghu is katu including amla-vipaka. While exploiting the drug action one has to keep in mind all these factors considering their relative strength. Katu vipaka obstruct the excretion of faeces and urine while the other two promote it. The existence of medicine shows its prehistoric antiquity. You dravyagun to be a member in order to post comments.

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In these definitions there is no mention of explicable or inexplicable. As said above, madhura rasa has effects on dosha, dhatu and mala.

This is counterpart of modern pharmacology. Due to predominance of vayu in its nature it absorbs moisture and also rasa etc dhatus by roughness. Expernal prana — diet, agneya, saumya, vayavya, dravyas, day, night, air, sound, touch, sight, taste and smell. If some drug is carminative the vipaka may be either madhura or amla which can be further differentiated by their action on semen. Somatic, also known as gurvadi, are twenty in number which can be arranged in pairs one opposite to the other such as.


Shakti power or potency is dravygauna of virya and means of action its purpose. Like guna, karma is also located in dravya. The power is located inherently in the active drug, there also it is concentrated in a particular portion having essence of panchabhuta and known as active fraction. The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha by E.

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June 26, Manuscript accepted ddavyaguna If it promotes semen it is madhura otherwise amla. July 27, Published online on: Principle of Dravyaguna Ayurvedic Pharmacology.

Click here to login or click here to become a member. Panchabhutas Akasha, Vayu, Agni, Jala and Prithivi are regarded as physico-chemical basis of the material objects. It is only after final transformation that substances exert accordingly wholesome or unwholesome effect on body. The knowledge regarding medicinal value of plants has been collected in a course of several centuries.

Due to aggravation of vata it causes constipation and obstruction in urine. Katu Dravyxguna increases vata and pitta while decreases kapha, destroys semen, checks movements of wind, stool and urine and stimulates digestive fire.