AN AYURVEDIC CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF SPIDER POISONING

Dr Aiswarya K.

Abstract


Āyurveda treat all conditions of diseases by interrupting the disease pathology from its root. The major concept of ayurveda revolves around the tridosa theory. Doṣa holds the functional and pathological units of all living beings. Even in cases due to external causes the predominance of doṣa are counted for diagnosis as well as treatment. As per Āyurveda , Poisoning conditions are considered under the diseases caused by external causes. Agad tantra one of the eight branches of āyurveda covers various types of envenomation. The poisoning due to contact or bite by spider is considered as with bad prognosis due to its extent of severity and annual phenomena. Most of the times, signs and symptoms of spider poisoning has got a better resemblance with Herpes zoster and often mistreated resulting in recurrence of disease in future. Āyurveda has got a far better advancement in the field of toxicology particularly in spider poisoning many research works has also been conducted. The current paper is a humble attempt to share the Āyurvedic knowledge of concept of spider poisoning and its diagnostic ways to identify the foresaid condition.

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