ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: STANDARDIZATION OF NASYA DOSE BY BINDU PRAMANA WITH MAHASAHACHARADI TAILA AND PRASARINI TAILA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Kavitha V * and Shashi Kiran
Abstract: Panchakarma therapy has a very important role in maintaining health of a person and eradication of diseases. The success with Panchakarma therapies can be achieved not only through correct assessment of the patient and the medicines used but also the dose of the medicine. Shirovirechana is also one among the Pancha shodhana therapy. Dose for this therapy is very specific and is explained in the classics on the basis of Bindu Pramana. However, standardization of this dose had not been made yet. This paper deals with classical concept of Bindu Pramana and standardization of Mahasahacharadi taila and Prasarini taila in Ashta Bindu Pramana Matra. The objective is to standardize the process of measurement of Madhyama Bindu Pramana Matra of Prasarini taila and Mahasahacharadi taila. Healthy 50 individuals consisting of therapists of JSS Ayurveda Hospital and students of JSS Ayurveda Medical College of either gender aged between 20 years to 35 years were selected and purposively assigned into Group A and Group B. Both the group consisted of same the 50 subjects. Results were observed and tabulation of data with a statistical commentary based on percentages of different observations was made. Study shows variation in quantity of Madhyama Bindu Pramana Matra and differs from patient to patient. Bindu Pramana varies from subject to subject. Analysis of the results showed that Bindu is not equivalent to drop.
Keyword: Standardization, Dose, Nasya, Bindu.