Review article on Bhedaneeya Mahakashaya

Review Article

Author Details : Vidyavati Hiremath*, Indrajit Singh Kushwaha, Shubha M, Ravi Rao S

Volume : 7, Issue : 4, Year : 2020

Article Page : 100-105

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Detailed description of Bhedaneeya Mahakashaya is mentioned In Charaka Samhita Sutra Sthana fourth Chapter. The word Bhedana, means “Breakthrough”. The action by which Solid or liquid Purisha and Malas i.e Baddha Mala or Abaddha Mala, will be expelled downwords (through Guda marg) is called as Bhedana. Bhedan¯?ya Mahakashaya in Sanskrit denotes for a group of medicinal plants, classified as “promoting excretion”, Amongst Charakoktha dashemani gana i.e. group of drugs which is listed
in fourth place. When viewed in depth of 50 Mahakashayas, it is observed that, Shaman oushadhis and Shodhana dravyas are also mentioned for preventive and curative purpose. Whereas Shodhana Chikitsa includes Vamana, Virechana, Niruha, Anuvasana and Shirovirechana. Virechana is a type of Shodhana process that comes in Panchakarma and it involves purgation. In the present study the authors have made sincere efforts to enlighten on Bhedaneeya Mahakashaya dravyas explained under
Shadvirechana Shataashriteeya Adhyaya, which includes Suvaha, (Operculina terpethum Linn.) Arka (Calotropis procera Linn.R. Br), Urubuka, (Ricinus communis Linn), Agnimukhi, (Gloriosa superba Linn.), Chitra, (Baliospermum montanum Mull. Arg.), Chitraka, (Plumbago zeylanica Linn.) Chirabilva, (Holoptelia integrifolia Planch.), Shankhini, (Euphorbia dracunculoides Lam.), Shakuladini, (Picrorhiza kurroa Royle.ex Benth.) Swarnakshiri (Euphorbia thomsoniana Boiss.) for their Morphological,
Pharmacognostical, Pharmacological study.

Keywords: Bhedana, Mahakashaya, Shodhana, Morphology.

How to cite : Hiremath V , Kushwaha I S, Shubha M, Ravi Rao S, Review article on Bhedaneeya Mahakashaya. J Community Health Manag 2020;7(4):100-105

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