ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: HYPOTHETICAL APPROACH ON EXTRACTION PROCESSES IN AYURVEDA: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Archana Jaiswal, Manisha Goyal *, Govind Sahay Shukl, Rajaram Agarwal
Abstract: Extraction is the first and foremost step towards the preparation of any herbal formulation and plant-based medicines are being used from the Stone Age to date for alleviation and mitigation from various ailments. In Ayurvedic therapeutics under the roof of Bhaishajya Kalpana extraction techniques have been employed since time immemorial. In the present scenario Extraction of herbal drugs is recognized by modern science due to its huge therapeutic utility in a number of disorders and the field of cosmetics and so many techniques have been invented and developed to separate extracts from plant materials. In Ayurveda, various Kalpanas were offered by our acharyas to extract out the active principle of herbs or plant materials in the form of medicines e.g. kwatha, hima, Phanta, ksheera paka, Sandhana, and Sneha Kalpana, etc. The present paper aims to highlight the significance of ancient extraction techniques so that the basic concept behind these formulations is understood, explaining their possible correlations with modern pharmaceutics alongside.
Keyword: Ayurveda, Bhaishajya Kalpana, Extraction, Kalpana, Extraction techniques.