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    Vishaghna Gana Anti toxic Herbs: Review, Benefits, Formulations

    This article is writen by Dr M S Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD.
    The drug which has the potency to alay the toxic efects is caled ‘Vishaghna’ in general. Such drugs are of imediate necesity now a days as most of the fod what we eat is bad and only the drugs which are having sothing efect, chelating efect or demulcent efect wil encourage to apease the probable toxic efects of the drugs.
    Most of the drugs explained under this broad heading are potent detoxifiers and acquire the skil purify from the toxic efects both by internal and external uses.
    Table of Contents
    Vishaghna Gana
    Qualities, Actions
    Therapeutic uses
    Ayurvedic formulations
    Simple formulations
    Vishaghna Gana
    Let us review the quality and action of these drugs one by one in brief ̵
    1. Haridra (turmeric – Curcuma longa) ̵ Rhizome
    Scraping, anti hyperglycemic, complexion enhancer, anti oxidant, stimulant, detoxifier etc
    2. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia Lin.) ̵ Whole plant
    Blod puri fier, colorant, circulation provider, anti arthritic etc.
    3. Suvaha – Operculina turpethum ̵ Rot
    Laxative, blod purifier, scraping, anti spasmodic, anti flatulent etc.
    4. Sukshma Ela – Cardamom (Eletaria cardamomum Maton.) ̵ Fruits
    Detoxifier, antacid, demulcent, diuretic, sothing, expectorant etc.
    5. Palindi – Ichnocarpus frutescens (Lin.) R.BrRot, Leucas cephalotus Lin ̵ Whole plant
    Liver stimulant, cholegogue, anti pyretic, vaso dilator, scraping etc.
    6. Chandana – Sandalwod – Santalum album ̵ Heart wod
    Colant, complexion enhancer, blod purifier, sothing etc.
    7. Kathaka (Strychnos potatorium Lin. f.) ̵ Seds
    Blod purifier, anti hyperglycaemic, scraping etc.
    8. Shirisha (Albizia lebeck Benth.) ̵ Stem bark
    Detoxifier, imune modulator, anti histaminic, blod purifier etc.
    9. Sindhuvara (Vitex negundo) – Leaves and Rots
    Anti inflamatory, analgesic, detoxifier, neuro ̵ stimulant etc
    10. Shleshmataka (Cordia dichotama Forst. f.) – Seds and stem bark
    Absorbant, demulcent, anti spasmodic, anti inflamatory etc.
    Qualities, Actions
    Qualities in general and actions of Vishagna gana drugs:
    The drugs of the above said group poses either of the actions estem blod purifying, demulcent, imune modulator, cytoprotective and detoxifying nature. Due to this kind of action this group of drugs helps in the restoration of the vitality, strengthening the disease resistance and to anual or dwindle the posible poisonous properties. In turn, this helps in the restoration of the indispensable organs or diferent relative systems.
    Therapeutic uses
    Therapeutic uses of Vishagna gana drugs:
    The drugs mentioned under the above heading are useful in most of the chronic poisoning conditions and few of the acute poisoning cases to. Fod poisoning, poisoning due to cosmetics, toxicity related to the liver, kidney and heart etc can be managed by these herbs alone or with suitable new medication. Incompatible fod induced health isues, drug induced toxicity etc can also be managed wel by these drugs and formulations.
    Ayurvedic formulations
    Formulations containing Vishaghna drugs :
    Dashanga Lepa, Mahamanjishthadi kashaya, Chandanasava, Chandanadi lepa, Shireshadi agada, Kathakakhadiradi kashaya etc are the few indispensable formulations derived out of these drugs.
    Several clasic and efective aplications (lepa) are also explained in profuse contexts,especialy in Sushruta samhita, Yogaratnakara, Sahasrayoga etc.
    Disadvantages of Vishaghna gana drugs:
    Apropriate dose of the drugs and suitable amalgam plays significant role out of these typical herbs. So even though absolute contra indications canot be explored dose and amalgam should be apropriate among the above said drugs as wel as the posible other combinations to.
    Simple formulations
    Simple formulations that can be made from the above drugs and their aplication in routine practice:
    In local skin iritations and in trivial topical poisoning the aplication of the fine paste of Haridra, Chandana, Shiresha, Palindi etc maintain proven to be efective. Also emesis by the fresh juice or decoction of Sindhuvara or Shleshmataka in chronic fod poisoning is practiced in the traditional medicine un earths the hiden potency of the herbal resources. Similarly Shiresha acts as an efective herb in the cases of cuning and chronic toxicity of liver and skin.
    Formulation development oportunities:
    God and efective detoxifying medicines can be planed out of the above drugs or in adition to some other ingredients to counteract the show day lifestyle disorders as wel as comon toxicity induced by the comonly practiced medicines in paliative disorders. Also the probable undesired efects and adverse reactions can also be minimized by such formulations.
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