A critical review on poisoning of Dhatura in Agada Tantra

  • Dr. Vaishali Suryawanshi Professor, Dept. of Agadtantra Vyavhar Ayurved Vidhi Vaidak, B.M. Ayurveda College & Research Hospital, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Dr. Sushil Patil Professor, Dept. of Rognidan evum Vikrutividynan, B.M. Ayurveda College & Research Hospital, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Dr. Sangita Shende Associate Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta, B.M. Ayurveda College & Research Hospital, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.
  • Dr. Madhavi Rehpade Professor, Dept. of Swasthavritta, B.M. Ayurveda College & Research Hospital, Buttibori, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. ¬¬
Keywords: Dhatura Poisoning, Agada Tantra, Ayurveda.

Abstract

Agada Tantra or toxicology is a branch of Ashtanga Ayurveda which includes the science of poisons.[1] It is originated from the school of toxicology, which was founded and run by Acharya Kashayapa. It deals with various natural and artificial toxic substances and poisons in detail along with their antidotes, the signs and symptoms and also the management of poisoning resulting from the bites of snakes, insects, spiders, rodents etc as well as from the combinations of various other poisons & fatal doses of various poisons.[2] It also deals with medicine in relation to the law, legal aspects of medical ethics and standards. Damshtra or Visha Chikitsa, as the Agada Tantra is popularly known, deals with various methods of cleaning the poisons out of the body as well as recommends antidotes for particular poisons. It deals with a wide range of natural toxins originating from wild lives like animals, birds, insects etc., plants including herbs (belladonna, aconite etc.), vegetables, minerals (leads, mercury, arsenal etc.) and artificial poisons prepared from poisonous drugs. Dhatura is one of the poisonous drug described in Ayurveda.[3] Which is an one of the Deliriant poison.

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How to Cite
Dr. Vaishali Suryawanshi, Dr. Sushil Patil, Dr. Sangita Shende, & Dr. Madhavi Rehpade. (2021). A critical review on poisoning of Dhatura in Agada Tantra. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(3), 100 - 103. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1318
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