Man cannot survive without the nature, which has
given birth to him. There is an intimate relationship between man
and the nature. Nature has proved very useful and worthful for human
life especially, the biological environment that includes the herbal
drugs. Herbal drug is one of the most ancient forms of treatment
involving with humanity. In India, plants are considered as sacred
for centuries and were a part of Indian consciousness and lifestyle.
Never was there a period on earth when life was not there, and there
never was a condition of life when intelligence did not help life.
As medicines have always existed, his intelligence helped him to
tackle difficulties of body and life and cautioned him to attentive
to unfavorable conditions.
Ayurvedic theories were formulated on basis of the observation of
nature and application of ‘law of uniformity’ of nature. In view of
the changing concepts of health and disease in modern time and with
the emerging scenario of modern health hazards, attention has been
drawn to the holistic approach of Ayurveda. Thus, the holistic loom
of Ayurveda and its unique fundamental principles on one hand and
the safe nutriceutical remedies of Ayurveda on the other, if pooled
to the main stream of world medicine of today, can bring a big
positive revolution to the quality of health care for the suffering
humanity world over.
We are in the midst of a global shift in health care and the centre
for this change is Ayurvedic medicine, which supplement health using
neutral non-toxic substances, which recognises the important role of
the mind and emotions. The shift towards the holism acknowledges the
interdependence of body, mind, emotions, healthy environment and use
of different formulations of Ayurvedic pharmaceutics.
Bhaishajya kalpana is an evolving branch of Ayurveda pertaining with
preparation of medications and its combination. Bhaishajya kalpana
comprises two words- Bhaishajya means drug and kalpana means
modification. All Dravya combinations depend on Panchamahabhoota
theory and its aim is to assist nature in best possible way for the
healing. Majority of Ayurvedic drugs are molecular nutrients rather
than chemotherapeutic pharmacological agents. This branch
contributed to aid the physician to utilize this Bheshaja [drug] in
various forms and modes to fight the disease, but all these
permutations and combinations were imbibed in five basic kalpana’s
The course will give participants a good understanding of the
Concepts of Bheshajya Kalpana and knowledge of preparing a various
simple formulations, which are very useful for so many diseases.
Lecturers: Dr.S.G.Prasanna Aithal