Dravyaguna Vijnana (Fundamental Principles of Pharmacotherapeutics in Ayurveda) (Set of 5 Volumes) [Dr. J. L. N. Sastry] on *FREE* shipping. Dravyaguna means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out. Syllabus for MD/MS (Ayurved) Preliminary Examination. 4. DRAVYAGUNA VIGYAN. (Materia Medica & Pharmacology). PAPER-II. THEORY- marks. PART–.

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Copy the following to cite this article: The acceptability of alternatives medicine particularly the herbal medicine has now become a critical need of time. The ingested substances produce good or bad effects according to vipaka.

Similarly amla rasa will have amla vipaka, ushna virya and katurasa will have katu vipaka and ushna virya. In case the rasa etc. Substance is an ent Katu Rasa increases vata and pitta while decreases kapha, destroys semen, checks movements of wind, stool and dtavyaguna and stimulates digestive fire. Click here to login or click here to become a member. July 27, Published online on: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. This specific nature leads to specific action like emesis, purgation etc.

Dipana-pachana effects are due to its action on agni. Thus the views of Charaka and Sushruta, apparently contradictory, can be dravyagguna. The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha by E.

Dravyaguna, Dravya-guna, Dravyaguṇa: 2 definitions

Sushruta also says — virya is chief as drug action depends thereon. Prakas 1 and P. Thus drug is the active agent, virya is the instrument and pacification of dosha etc action.

Thus, though subjective it is a reliable means for the same.

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By excessive use it causes vatika disorders etc. That is why charaka has said — Virya is that by which drug acts as instrument.


It is the substratum of properties and actions. Dubey 1S.

Lavana Rasa increases kapha and pitta while pacifies vata, destroys semen, is carminative, appetizer, digestive and moistening. Stambhana checking effect of kashaya is specific due to its shita and parithiva nature and because of this leads to loss of appetite.

Rasa Jala Nidhi, vol 4: In common practice, grossly it is represented by the active fraction of drug which is the concentrated essence of the five bhutas comprising the substance. Amla Rasa increases kapha and pitta and pacifies vata, decreases semen, is carminative, appetizer and digestive.

In these definitions there is no mention of explicable or inexplicable. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page.

It may be elaborated further as follows- In living organs or tissues response caused by conscious will, a quality of self, in the form of movements is karma. Chakrapanidatta has explained it as follows — dravya, though cause in conjunction and disjunction, when created requires karma for its above activity whereas karma when emerged operates immediately without requiring any other cause like dravya.

Drug was studied extensively and in ensively in ancient times. Charaka has describes three types of vipaka according to drvyaguna rasa emerged at the completion of digestion and the effect on three doshas Sushruta has criticized this view and has held that because of being only two groups of five bhutas-guru and laghu-there can be only two vipaka- guru and laghu.

Madhura vipaka increases kapha and rravyaguna and helps excretions. Again he has established logically the cause-effect relationship between virya and karma on the law of agreement in presesence anvaya and absence vyatireka by saying that none can act without virya and all actions are caused by virya.


Rasa is manifested by permutation and combination of bhutas in dravya and as such is drabyaguna on it. Therefore, these principles do indicate the structural and consequent activity of any substance.

That is why it is prescribed in diarrhoea and not in grahaniroga where appetizers are required. Physical or material qualities: Adana assimilation and Visarga growth respectively. It is the time when Ayurvedic concept should be proved on modern parameters. If some drug is carminative the vipaka may be either madhura or amla which can be further differentiated by their action on semen. Wherever there is some case like that it can be included in prabhava because of its specific action as has been said by Charaka in case of wearing of gems.

If used excessively it generates disorders caused by vata and pitta and if not used at all disorders caused by kapha arise. Thus rasa is known from perception and also from inference on the basis of its characters such as effect on salivation etc. Madhura promotes semen while the other two decrease it. Search found related definition s that might help you understand this better.

This is counterpart of modern pharmacology. Amla vipaka increases pitta, decreases semen and is carminative.