Do Ayurveda Need Studies on Drug Interactions - A Note

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Journal of Ayurveda Medical Sciences,2018,3,2,347-350.
Published:October 2018
Type:Concept Note
Author(s) affiliations:

Punam Aggarwal, Poonam Gulati, Pramod Yadav, Galib Ruknuddin*, Pradeep Kumar Prajapati

Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi 110076, India.


Health is the level of metabolic efficiency of living organism. In human beings, it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental or social challenges. To maintain positive health; Ayurveda uses natural resources in the form of herbs, minerals, metals and other animal resources in the treatment. Among these, herbs are predominantly used since initial days of humanity for medical purposes and form the origin of much of modern pharmacotherapy. Based upon their significant contribution, herbal medicinal products have gained popularity in the past couple of decades[1]. The resources have been classified as plant, animal, metal and mineral in origin[2]. These resources are converted into poly-herbal, herbo-mineral compound formulations that will be utilized in different pathologies. Comprehensive description pertaining to the origin of natural resources, their varieties, characteristics, processing techniques, properties, therapeutic uses, dietary regulations, possibilities of developing adverse effects and their management etc. is available in the texts of Ayurveda that is systematically arranged in respective classics. Read more. . .