Fundamental principles of bhaishajya kalpana. The word Bhaishajya Kalpana is composed of two words – Bhaishajya and Kalpana. The word. Bhaishjya kalpana deals with the Basic Ayurvedic pharmaceutics. •The first systematic knowledge of Bhaishajya Kalpana is found in Caraka. Doctor of Medicine in Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana (Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacy) is Non – Clinical course. Keeping with tradition, the course.

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The classical formulation techniques and preparatory methods exhibit high degree of sophistication.

Bhaishajya Kalpanaa – The Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics – An Overview

Coga KusmaandAsparagus racemosus Willd. Influence of source of adjuvant or vehicle on the expression of pharmacological activity Many a times the place or source of materials especially of adjuvants and vehicles is not specified. The authors of such works have categorized the drugs in different manners.

The powder should be fine at least of 80 mesh sieves. It is obtained by boiling the finely powdered plant material in required quantity of water till all the active ingredients are extracted completely in the water.

Bhaishajya Kalpanaa – The Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics – An Overview

In Ayurvedic therapeutics, bhalshajya in both forms are used, crude as well as processed and converted into different formulations. Further from the above basic forms, a number of other formulations are derived; a brief description of each of them has been given along with brief outlines of drug formulations meant for specific routes.


He further elaborates bhaisuajya concept by saying that not a single substance in the Universe is devoid of therapeutic potential and hence is a potential drug source, provided it is used judiciously at appropriate indications.

Before use on the body part, the powder is mixed with some liquid or other medium indicated for each preparation and made into a soft paste. They are finely powdered and sieved.

Drugs mentioned in a particular Yoga formulation are cleaned and dried properly. Arka is a liquid preparation obtained by distillation of certain liquids or drugs soaked in water using the Arkayantra a type of steam distillation apparatus or any convenient modern distillation apparatus.

Administration of cyclophosphamide caused significant suppression in anti-body formation. Creams, ointments, lotions, dusting powders etc.


Varti, netrabindu and anjana – these are medicinal preparations meant for external application to the eyes. Differences in the activity profile was observed.

In this regard the procedures involved in mineral and metal based preparations are quite elaborate and will be dealt in a detailed manner in another review which is under preparation. A detailed account of different stable dosage forms is given by the classics.

Hence while making changes in the classical formulation this point should be noted and changes should not be made without valid reasons. In a study carried out by Sudhir Joshi – Yastimadhu Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn was administered in three formulation forms and subjected to comparative evaluation. Such processing is termed as pharmaceutics i.


There are elaborate descriptions for employing different types of sodhanas for different kinds of materials. Encyclopaedia of Indian Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

Support Center Support Center. In all these extraction methods water soluble active ingredients of the plant are extracted. This is the general procedure- depending upon the ingredients bhaishxjya, different modifications have been mentioned.

This facilitates the extraction bhaishajyq the active principles contained in the drugs. Aklpana contents bhaishajyq then filtered through a four layered muslin cloth. In such a situation the therapeutically useful part of the substance needs to be separated out and put to therapeutic use. Both function as weak wines but rich and fortified with active principles Ramachandra Rao, A Comparative Pharmaco-clinical study of Churna, Ghrita and Sharkara of Yashti-madhu in Parinama-shool with special reference to duodenal ulcer.

Thus the type of pharmaceutical processing depends on following factors: Apart from this the following plants should be used only till they retain their natural moisture: When the mass is properly ground and is in a condition to be made into pills- flavoring agents are added and ground again.