REVIEW ARTICLE ON CHARKOKTA DEEPANIYA MAHAKASHAYA
*Dr. Dattu D. Karande M.D. (Ayu.)
Deepniya mahakashaya is one of the important mahakashaya of fifty great extrctive of charak samhita. Deepana means to stimulate Agni (t.i. Digestive fire). Importance of this Mahakashaya increased in day to day practice because due to sedentary life style people not able to follow rules of diet. Which ultimately result into Vitation of Agni. According to ayurveda major cause of various Vyadhi is Agnimandya to dealt with such problem achrya charaka mentioned Deepaniya mahakashaya in fourth chapter of sutra sthana. In this article it is an attempt to elaborate the concept of deepana, Rasa, Virya, Vipaka, of deepaniya dravya that are mentioned in charakokta Deepaniya mahakshaya.
Keywords: Deepaniya, Agni, Mahakashaya.
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