2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part BPages: 88-91
A review on therapeutic potential of poisonous herbs in Indian medicine WSR Ayurveda
Ramakant Marde and Ashish Bharti Goswami
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Evolution in traditional medicine led to medicinal utilization and practice of poisonous plants. Unearthing their therapeutic values can control the burden on endangering medicinal flora up to some extent. Poisonous plants for treating ailments are an age-old tradition in India after they are properly purified. Many compound formulations in AFI (Ayurvedic formulary of India) contain them for their imperative actions . Furthermore a list of poisonous plant has been given in schedule E (1) of the drugs and cosmetics act, 1940. Considering the same said present paper focuses towards reviewing the therapeutic potential of poisonous plants described in Indian medicine. According to Ayurveda Visha can be used as medicine due to various properties such as Vyavayi (Instantaneous absorption), Aashukari (Quick acting), Yogavahi, Vishaghna (Antidotal). According Acharya Bhav Mishra properly purified Visha Dravya when taken with Yukti will act as Pranadayi, Rasayana, Tridoshaghna, Yogavahi, Brihmana and Veerya Vardhaka. In Ayurveda classics numerous poisonous herbs have been mentioned but still Acharyas Used them as medicine. It can be understood that Acharyas might have noticed Guna and Karma of Visha from the point of their possible medicinal use. It can be concluded that Poisonous herbs in Indian medicine have therapeutic potential after proper purification wsr to Ayurved.