A review on the Pramehahara dravya of Bhavaprakash nighantu
Keywords:Prameha, Diabetes Mellitus, Bhavaprakash nighantu
In Ayurveda, Prameha is considered as one of the serious disease (maharoga) and is considered as difficult to cure disease (yapya roga). It is mainly characterized by the hazy urination and frequent micturition. The disease is comparable with the Diabetes Mellitus of the modern times. The treatments and medicine used for the Prameha in Ayurveda proved to be effective in the management of Diabetes since a long time. Classification of the Pramehahara dravya mentioned the classical Ayurvedic texts helps for the further research on the age old drugs and to provide better medicines for the future. Hence an attempt has been made to find out the plants mentioned as Pramehahara in the most authentic text of the Ayurveda, Bhavaprakash Nighantu, and to critically analyze them on the basis of their properties as mentioned. From the observations it has been noted that dravya having tikta, kashaya rasa, laghu, ruksha guna, katu vipaka play a major role in the management of the Prameha.
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