ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ROLE OF VISHAGHNA YOGAS (ANTI-TOXIC FORMULATIONS) IN CURRENT SCENARIO: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Uday V. Pawade *, Abhay H. Patkar
Abstract: In current scenario, most of the diseases are caused due to unconventional etiology. For this unconventional etiology modern science focuses on oxidative stress caused by toxicants/chemicals while Agad Tantra (Ayurvedic perspective of toxicology) focuses on Viruddha Ahar (Incompatible diet), Gara Visha (Concocted poison) and Dooshi Visha (Denatured /Latent poison). Oxidative stress can be correlated with the concept of Viruddha ahar, Gara visha and Dooshi visha. When a disease is caused by unconventional etiology, it can be managed effectively by using principles of Agad Tantra. Most of the diseases in current scenario need Nirvishikarana (Detoxification). Hence Anti toxic formulations mentioned in Ayurveda which include single antitoxic herb, combination of anti-toxic herbs, herbs-minerals combinations etc. can be very useful in such diseased conditions.
Keyword: Anti toxic formulations, Vishaghna Dravya, Agad Tantra, Oxidative Stress, Antioxidant