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Abstract

EVALUATION OF SHOTHAHARA MAHAKASHAYA OF CHARAK SAMHITA: A LITERARY REVIEW

Dr. Vedparkash Sharma* and Dr. Omprakash Sharma

ABSTRACT

Shothahara mahakashaya denotes group of ten medicines, which act on Shotha roga. Shotha roga can be correlated with the term edema/Swelling of modern medicine. Shothahara Mahakashaya is the 38th gana of the 50 mahakashaya gana described in fourth chapter of Sutra sthan of Charak Samhita and includes patala, agnimantha, bilva, syonaka, kashmariya, kantakari, brihati, shalaparni, prishaniparni, goksura ten ingredients. These 10 plants are work together and give enhanced effect. They are also effective individually. These plants having Katu, Tikta, Kasaya Rasa, Ushna Virya, Katu Vipaka, Ruksha, Laghu Guna and Tridoshaghan (Mainly Vataghana) properties.

Keywords: Shothahara mahakashaya; Swelling; Dashamula; Ayurveda; Anti-edematous; Diuretic.


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