Synoptic Review on Astangavaleha- A Polyherbal Ayurvedic Formulation for Bronchial Asthma

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2018,3,1,296-303.
Published:january 2018
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Harmeet Kaur*, Galib Ruknuddin,1 Biswajyoti Patgiri, Prashant Bedarkar, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati1

Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat 361008.

1Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi 110076, India.


Introduction: Avaleha (Linctus) is a unique dosage form of Ayurveda that is frequently used in various disorders and as Rasāyana (Immunomodulators). Aṣṭāngavaleha is one such formulation being used for Śvāsa (Asthma), Jvara (Fever), Hikkā (Hiccup) and Kāsa (Cough). Aṣṭāngavaleha has not been mentioned in Brūhattrayī. It had been extensively reviewed from Vrndamādhava, Cakradatta, Vangasena, Ġadanigraha, Śārangadhara saṁhitā, Bhāvaprakāśa and Yogaratnākara. Screening through various texts revealed that Aṣṭāngavaleha has been mentioned in these treatises with few modifications like changes in Anupāna (vehicle) or few ingredients.