A Review on Jwaragana Dravyas (Antipyretics) of Dhanvantri Nighantu
Keywords:Ayurveda, Dhanvantri nighantu, Jwara, Dravyavali, Jwaragana Dravya.
The majority of the world's population relies on traditional medicines for their basic healthcare, and one of the most well-known conditions is Jwara (Pyrexia), a serious ailment that affects people who live in extremely remote places. People in rural areas typically turn to traditional or Ayurvedic medicines for therapy. Ayurvedic medicine is composed of herbal, mineral, and animal products that are typically used to treat a variety of illnesses. One of the most well-known Ayurvedic materia medica is called Dhanvantri nighantu. The Nighantu starts with salutation to Lord Dhanvantari, then the author go on narrating the synonyms and properties of the drugs. The peculiar of this Nighantu is the Varga starts with the name of the first drug e.g., Guduchi as Guduchadi Varga. And the Varga of the medicinal plant are explained systematically first with synonyms and then properties. It contains a variety of drugs, all of which are categorized according to Rasa, Guna, Virya, and Vipak. The earliest nighantu that discusses the names, characteristics, and effects of current medications is Dhanvantri Nighantu.