A Review on Traditional Ayurveda Formulations and their Therapeutic Importance
Ayurveda the therapeutic system of Indian medicine utilizes various types of dosage forms for health benefits including Vati, Churna, Kwatha, Asava, Arishta, Kalka and Avaleha, etc. The different formulations possess different Virya (potency) therefore they act in different way. Ayurveda specified uses of various formulation for different health benefits and some formulation meant for specified uses through different route of administration like; oral, topical and nasal formulations, etc. Ayurveda also recommended use of various formulations with in specified age group say for example Bhasma not very popular in children. The availability of large number of formulation options not only enhances patient compliance but also increases physician choices. The liquid, solid, semisolid and Dhupan (smoke) are some ayurveda drug formulations based on their appearance, these all formulations having their specific characteristics differ from each other. Present article explored the concept and importance of diversified ayurveda formulations used for various therapeutic purposes.
Keywords: Ayurveda, formulations, dosage forms, Virya.
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