Gandhahastadi Agada: A Review

  • T Vidyavati
  • Gazala Hussain
  • H.R Nataraj
  • S Srinidhi

Abstract

Agada Tantra is a branch of Ayurveda that deals with the science of toxicology. It deals with the treatment of various poisons. For the management of poisons various treatment procedures have been described, one among them is the use of formulations taken internally. Varied formulations are described of just herbal, animal origin drugs and also herbo- mineral in origin. One among them is Gandhahastadi agada that is mentioned in the treatment of visha. It is a formulation of nineteen drugs and the bhavana dravya is of animal origin drugs namely Ajamutra (Goat’s urine), Go pitta (cow’s bile) and Ashwa pitta (horse’s bile) alternatively for seven days. This is indicated in various conditions such as Visuchika, Pilla, Arbuda, Arma, Kandu, Kshaya (consumption), Dourbhalya (asthenia), Madatyaya (alcoholism), Pandu (anaemia), Moha (unconsciousness), etc. and also as nasya in  sarvajwara (all types of fever).


Keywords: Gandhahastadi Agada, visha, formulation

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Vidyavati, T., Hussain, G., Nataraj, H., & Srinidhi, S. (2019). Gandhahastadi Agada: A Review. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9(3-s), 966-971. https://doi.org/10.22270/jddt.v9i3-s.2878