Author(s): S Srinidhi *, M Kumar Ashvini, Gazala Hussain, T Vidyavati, S Vasan Satish
Vamana (emetic therapy) is one among the panchakarma chikitsa (five eliminative therapies), where the morbid doshas are expelled through the oral cavity. Many vamaka yogas(emetics) have been mentioned in bruhatrayees (treatises of Ayurveda) in various forms of preparations. Madanaphala (emetic nut) is considered as best vamaka dravya (emetic drug). Many Madanaphala vamaka preparations like vati (pills), ghreya (inhalation), etc. have been mentioned in texts of Ayurveda. This review is an attempt to explore various yogas for vamana karma where madanaphala is used as the main ingredient.