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Article: A REVIEW ON SWAPNAVISHAYKA ARISHTA OF CHARAK INDRIYASTHAN: A PROGNOSTIC PERSPECTIVE
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Priya P. Bhagat *, Madhuri Pachghare
Abstract: Ayurveda is a traditional science of medicine concerned with the livelihood of human creatures. This science also deals with basic principles regarding the health and diseases of the human being. All these basic principles are stated in the Ayurvedic text called Samhita. There are many Samhitas in Ayurveda. Some of them are called Brihattrayee and laghutrayee. In Brihatrayee Charak Samhita is important one. Charak Samhita has eight divisions with specifications. Among all these eight specific divisions, Indriyasthan deals with various fatal signs and symptoms in multiple diseases and diseased people related to various bodily factors such as rupa, rasa, gandha, sparsha, shabda and many others. It also includes fatal signs of swapna (dreams) called ‘Swapnaviskahaya arishta’, seen in poorwaroop (prodromal symptoms) of diseases. One can ask about swapna to the patient by which prognostic perspective can be achieved with the help of this swapnawishayak arishta. This swapnavishayak arishta from Charka Samhita indriyasthan gives knowledge of whether the disease is curable or not. It also helps in the prognosis of the diseases and patients. Hence present paper is an attempt to take a critical review of Charak indriyasthan to understand the predictive perspective of swapnavishayak arishta.
Keyword: Charak samhita, Indriyasthan, Prognosis, Swpana, Arishta.