ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF QUANTUM BIOPHYSICS IN EXPLORATION OF FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RASAPANCHAKA IN DRAVYAGUNA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Chaugule Pradnya Dundappa *, Gupta Rajkumar B.
Abstract: Over last decade, phyto-chemistry has taken a lead in exploration and understanding concepts of Dravyaguna including Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic activity of herbal drugs, finding its’ way in drug discovery and new drug development systems. But in-spite of these advancements, science behind production of phytochemistry, which also runs rationale for exploration of fundamental principles of Dravyaguna, is the science of Quantum Biophysics. Hence, a conceptual study was done encompassing literature review from Ancient Ayurvedic texts and Quantum Biophysics and impact of the latter via study of Earth’s electromagnetic signaling on plant growth followed by further exploration of concept of Rasapanchaka through the language of Quantum Biophysics. The effort of this study is to commemorate, the biophysical approach of electromagnetic signals towards plants which is rightly explicated in Ayurveda as Praspanda (Vibrations). Moreover, it helps one to attain knowledge of plant growth with a purview of biophysical phenomenon of Schumann Resonance and Plant Bioacoustics which has been very well documented in Ayurveda as Lokasanchari Vayu and attributes of Vayu as Udvahan respectively. In a nutshell, this study attempts to propose a hypothetical systematic elucidation of growth of plants right from germination till its complete development as explained in Classical texts of Ayurveda through the Bio-physical lens. This theory will have a pivotal role in understanding role of Quantum biophysics in plant growth same being documented in Ayurveda texts, thereby, expounding the concepts of Rasapanchaka in Dravyaguna, which in turn will be helpful in improving drug development systems and in providing better therapeutic effects.
Keyword: Dravyaguna, Rasapanchaka, Quantum Biophysics, Schumann Resonance, Plant Bioacoustics.