ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: THERAPEUTIC APPLICATION OF SANDHANA KALPANA IN CHARAKA SAMHITA: A BIRD EYE VIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: C. C. Divya *, P. P. Kirathamoorthy, A. K. Anoop
Abstract: Ayurveda has different kinds of medicinal formulations. Sandhana kalpana is an important method of formulation in Ayurveda. All preparations resulting from fermentation procedure come under the heading Sandhana kalpana. These may be compared with liquid spirit. They have unique identity because of the self-generated alcohol in them which bring many added advantages. Purpose of this article is to understand the exact phase of treatment where these arishta asava preparations can be used. All the references of arishta asava in Charaka Samhita are compiled with their indications. From the analysis of these references, we can identify that prescription of arishta Asavas are confined to some peculiar conditions of patient or disease.
Keyword: Sandhana kalpana, arishta, asava, fermentation