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Article: PHARMACEUTICAL STUDY OF DHANANJYADI GUTIKA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Dubey Somil *
Abstract: Aim- Kasa is one of the pranavaha srothodusti janita vyadhi (disorders of respiratory system) which hinders the normal life style and make the patient to visit physician often. Present study aims to find out effective and simple drug for treatment of kasa. Numbers of preparations are mentioned in ayurveda classics for kasa, one of such yoga is mentioned in kasa chikitsa by Yogaratnakara by name Dhananjyadi gutika. Method- Its chief constituents are dhananjya (bark of arjuna tree), trijataka (containing equal parts of dalchini, ela and tejpatra viz inner bark of Cinnamomum, Elettaria cardamomum, Cinnamomum tamala respectively), pippali moola (root of Piper longum) and trikatu (equal parts of combination of Zingiber officinale, Piper nigrum, Piper longum). Each drug was taken in equal quantity and the mixture was triturated with fresh juice of adraka (Zingiber officinale) to obtain a uniform paste. Result- pills of 1 gunja (125 mg) were made by using digital scale later pills was kept under indirect sunlight for drying. Discussion- carefully looking after the properties of drugs included in this yoga it can concluded that dhananjyadi gutika is more effective in vataja and kaphaja kasa. Conclusion- dhananjyadi gutika is poly herbal combination having simple yet effective contents easy to assemble and also suitable to patients of all age group.
Keyword: Kasa, Yogaratnakara, Dhananjyadi gutika.