Clinical Study of Compound (Emblica Officinalis Gaertn.), Terminalia chebula Retz., Piper longum Linn., Plumbago zeylanica Linn.) with special reference to its role in Jvara (Fever)
Sapna Chaudhary and Vinod Kumar Joshi
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
The existence of medicine shows its prehistoric antiquity. The knowledge regarding medicinal value of plant was been collected in a course of several centuries. Ayurveda reveals that we had a rich knowledge of the use of medicinal plants from very ancient times. The ancient scholars have described the medicinal properties of plants through their deep observation, analysis of observation and after words clinical assessment in patients. Amalakyadi gana is one of the formulation of Sushruta samhita 38th chapter of Sutra sthana, which is said as Sarvajvarahara (to alleviate all kind of fever) and Amalakyadi gana consist of four drugs i.e., Amalaki, (Emblica officinalis Gaertn.), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum Linn.,) and Citraka (Plumbago zeylanica Linn.). Pathophysiology of the disease Jvara reveals that it is caused due to Vikrita Pitta, Agnimandya and Srotorodha. Most of the drugs are having Laghu guna, Usna virya and Madhura vipaka therefore acting act as Pitta Shamaka, Dipana, Pachana, Srotoshodhana.