International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.130499

Pages: 111-114

Author: Chaitra *, Shrikanth PH, Arhanth Kumar A

Abstract: Guna is one among the Karana Dravya mentioned and shares an inseparable relation with the Dravya. The basis of treatment lies in the principle of Tridosha, which is again attributed to certain Guna. Hence Guna plays a vital role in combating Dosha Guna with Guna found in adopted treatments. The basics of Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta are dependent on Guna. There is an application of Guna Siddhanta from identifying Dosha Guna to understanding Vyadhi by Amshamsha Kalpana and in treatment planning. But very little literary work is done to determine the same. The present article tries to understand Guna Siddhanta and these three levels. Literature regarding Guna and its grammatical meaning is derived from Sanskrit dictionaries. Dosha Guna and Dosha Vriddhi Kshaya, Doshopakrama from Brihat Trayees are referred to, and a comparison between Dosha Guna with Doshopakrama is done with regards to an understanding of Vatasyopakrama. Dosha are told to possess certain Guna and any contributing factors towards these Guna cause Vruddhi and vice versa. Vikalpa Samprapti, one among Vyadhi Pratibodka Nidana, identifies the Guna involved in disease manifestation. Doshopakrama can be better practised when Guna Siddhanta behind it is identified. Guna is particularly identified when it resides in Sharira. Vatasyopakrama is best understood under Guna Siddhanta and signifies the essentiality of appreciating Guna Siddhanta in Chikitsa.

Keyword: Guna, Samanya Vishesha Siddhanta, Vikalpa Samprapti, Doshopakramaniya