A Literature Review on Various Ayurveda Dosage Forms

Subhajit Ghosh, P.N. Murthy, Hanumanthachar Joshi


Ayurveda is an ancient system of medical science which elucidates about the different forms of dosage, which is the physical form of a medication deliberate for administration. As per Ayurveda the different types of dosage forms can be prepared by the Vaidya (physician) according to Yukti (solution by scientific logic), seeing samyoga, vishesha, kala and samskara. Different types of dosage forms have been described in the Ayurvedic texts. These all are classified into different types such as Aushadhakalpana, Aaharakalpana, and Bahyaand Abhyantarakalpana, including solid, liquid and semisolid forms, as well as their sources also such as plant, animal and mineral origin. The dosage forms are mainly premeditated to increase shelf life, palatability and to alter potency. These all can be used for both purposes internally and externally. Few of the dosage forms of them have been described mainly based on the physical mode of medicine, its uses and advantages.


Keywords: Samyoga, Vishesha, Kala, Samskara, Aushadhakalpana

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Ghosh S, Murthy PN, Joshi H. A Literature Review on Various Ayurveda Dosage Forms. Research and Reviews: A Journal of Ayurvedic Science, Yoga and Naturopathy. 2018; 5(3): 19–23p

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