ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON VATAVIDHVAMSANA RASA, AN AYURVEDIC HERBO-MINERAL PREPARATION
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Mahesh S *, Praveen Kumar K S, B. J. Patgiri
Abstract: Rasaushadhis or rasa yogas are a potent group of herbo-mineral formulations well documented in Ayurvedic classical treatises. Vatavidhvamsana Rasa is a well-known herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation mentioned in Yogaratnakara which is also quoted in Ayurvedic Formulary of India (AFI). Vatavidhvamsana Rasa is a widely used herbo-mineral preparation in India for various vata vyadhi diseases. There are no published research works regarding this formulation, so a comprehensive review of all available literature is needed. A thorough review was carried out by screening various Ayurvedic classical textbooks, Ayurveda Formulary of India and various research works. There is very little information regarding Vatavidhvamsana rasa in electronic and printed databases. Various references of Vatavidhvamsana Rasa from different books were compiled along with their variations of ingredients and quantity. While we consider the different formulations of Vatavidhvamsana rasa according to different textbooks, it is having broad-spectrum actions and is mainly used in vata vyadhis (diseases occurred due to vitiated vata). By analyzing the indications of various references, Vatavidhvamsana Rasa is having good analgesic property and can be used in pain management. Toxicity studies on Vatavidhvamsana rasa have not been published yet, but a thorough review of research papers on the toxicity of single ingredients showed that all of them were safe.
Keyword: Vatavidhvamsana Rasa, Herbo mineral, Ayurveda, Analgesic, pain management