Analysis of relevance of Aoushadha Sevanakala (time of drug administration) in respiratory diseases

Farha Ansari, Mallika K J

Abstract


Shwasa, kasa,swarabheda are the Respiratory diseases listed under pranavaha sroto vikara in Ayurveda classics. Understanding the pathogenesis of these diseases will decide the proper time of intake of drug and effective utilization of the drug.Effectiveness of the drug administered depends on the time it is taken.Aoushadha Kala being much flexible can be adopted according to the need of a person for getting desired results. Chronotherapy involves altering the timing of medication administration to improve the overall control of a disease and to minimize treatment side-effects, and is an emerging concept in the field of therapeutics.The researchers found that in asthma the time of administration of medicine depends on the biological clock and chronotherepeutics exploring the effective administration of medicine. Time of administration is an essential tool for administration of aoushadhaeven in respiratory diseases, negligence may lead to failure of treatment. Through one example of applying the time of drug administration in respiratory diseases this article is presented.  This way of analysis if done in all diseases, there can no failure of Ayurveda treatment. Thus, this article intended to discuss the application and relevance of practice of time of drug intake in pranavaha srotovikara (selected diseases of respiratory system), based on the conceptual review through the classical texts on Ayurveda along with the other recent advanced sources and practical experiences of treating the diseases of pranavaha srotas. 

 

 

 


Keywords


Aoushadha sevanakala, pranavaha srotas, tamakashwasa, chronotherapy.

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