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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-120

Surasadi Gana Dravya- A review


1 Associate Professor Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre,Salod(H), Wardha, India
2 Ex. Prof. Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Wardha, India
3 Vice Dean PG & HOD Dept of Panchakarma, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Wardha, India
4 Associate Professor, Dept of Dravyaguna, Govt Ayurved College, Vadodara, India

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Meena Shamrao Deogade
Associate Professor Dept of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College Hospital & Research Centre,Salod(H), Wardha
India
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Group of Herbs described as Gana in Samihata and Vargas in Nighantu. Surasadi gana is one out of 37 Ganas mentioned in Sushruta Samhita, with 22 Herbs in it. This article made an effort to review the importance and utility of few Herbs of Surasadi gana. Material & Methods: The literature regarding the drugs of this group, collected from Ayurveda classics. Research articles are collected from published material and discussed in accordance with therapeutic actions. Observation and result: Most of the Herbs in this Gana are with Katu rasa (pungent) and Ushna veerya (hot potency). They are indicated in Kapha diseases, viz. Kasa (cough), Shwasa (asthma), Pratishyaya (cold), Kushtha (skin disorders),Krumi(worm/infection) and Vrana (wound). Conclusion: The Herbs from Surasadi gana even though having many indications in Ayurveda, the specific action is on respiratory tract


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