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Article: A CRITICAL REVIEW ON BHAISHAJYA KALPANA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PANCHAVIDHA KASHAYA KALPANAS: AYURVEDA PHARMACEUTICS
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Pallavi YC * and Krishna Prasad N
Abstract: Bhaishajya Kalpana is a specialized branch of Ayurveda scientifically explained by all the acharyas in their respective classical Samhitas. All the classical textbooks of Ayurveda give utmost importance to this particular branch. Acharya Sharangadhara gives wider explanation regarding the pharmaceutical preparations and procedures. The branch clearly explains the selection of drugs, the methods involved, the season to be considered, useful part to be collected, processing of the raw material, shodhana if any required, preparation of the medicine, steps involved, assessing the final product, siddha lakshanas obtained, the medicine to be discarded etc in detail along with the indications, Anupana to be used along with the medicine.
Keyword: Sharangadhara, Bhaishajya Kalpana, Shodhana, Anupana.