Author(s): Acha Vidhya Dharini*, Gazala Hussain, Chaitra H
Ayurveda is an Indian ancient bio-science which deals with all the aspects of healthy living. Ayurveda involves use of drugs obtained from plant, animal, metal and mineral origin. Some of these drugs may be available in toxic or non-toxic form. There are many Samskaras (pharmaceutical processes) mentioned in Ayurveda to convert the toxic substances to non-toxic forms. Shodhana (Purification therapy) is one among them. A vast amount of literary resources illustrated the knowledge of Ayurveda; Arogya Raksha kalpadrumah is one of the Kerala traditional Ayurvedic paediatric care text book, which has given separate illustration about purification of toxic substances. As utility of Ayurvedic drugs are increasing day by day, before using of drugs for therapeutic purposes there is a need of proper Shodhana (purification) to reduce the toxic effect and attain desired results. To illustrate the purification of drugs and methods explained in Arogya Raksa Kalpadrumah.