ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: STUDY OF DRAVYAS ATTRIBUTED WITH PARATVA AS PER BHAVAPRAKASHA NIGHANTU: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1006114
Author: Divya B S *, Poornima B, Jagadeesh K
Abstract: Bhavamishra mentions numerous drugs attributed with paratava (superiority). The present study is designed to screen the drugs with paratva (superior) properties. Out of 426 drugs, 44 drugs were described as para (superior) among herbal, mineral and animal origin drugs. Ceiling importance was given to Haritakyadi and Amradiphalavarga with 6 drugs, very next to that Guduchyadi Varga and Krtanna varga with 5 drugs. Succeeding to this is Dhatuvadi Varga with 3 drugs and Vatadi varga, Mamsa varga, Vaari varga and Sandhana varga with 2 drugs being explained as para (superior). Least importance was given to Karpuradi varga, Pushpa varga, Shaka varga, Dhanya varga, Dugdha varga, Dadhi varga, Takra varga, Ghrita varga,Ikshu varga, madhu varga, Taila varga each respectively with 1 drug as para (superior). No drugs could be elucidated from Mutra varga, Navaneeta Varga and Anekartha Varga. Hence this article throws a light on concept of para (superior) dravya (substances) mentioned in Bhavaprakasha nighantu which help the physician to select the dravya (substances) for single drug therapy in clinical practice.
Keyword: Bhava Prakasha Nighantu, Paratva(superiority), Dravya (substances)