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PREFACE


I always wonder why the student find themselves in a state of uncertainty, lack of direction and approach at the time of examination as well as in clinical practice.

I think there are two reasons for this. First and most important reason in not understanding the basic concept of the clinical problem. The second reason is lack of proper text books.

This is a humble effort to generate such an interest towards practical knowledge in the treatment of the poisoning.

The sole interest of the book is to provide the essential contents of toxicology for undergraduates. Throughout the book care has been taken and the subject is presented in such a way that the fundamentals of the subject will be understood easily.

An attempt has been made to explain right from, history till clinical condition including origin, types, etiopathogenesis etc. of poisoning. Practical perspectives towards the diagnosis, investigations and management according to Ayurveda and contemporary science are also elaborated.

Number of diagrams, flowcharts and illustrations have been included wherever required for better understanding of the subject. I have reviewed various textbooks and journals in presentation of the book. I am a grateful to all those authors. Suggestions and criticism from readers will help me in improving this book in subsequent editions. I feel that my efforts are fruitful. If this is found to be useful by medical students and others concerned with toxicological matters.

My vocabulary is insufficient to express the gratefulness to Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, president of S.D.M.E.S. AT these moments I extend my deepest gratitude towards our respected secretary Prof. S. Prabhakar and beloved principal Dr. Prasanna. N. Rao without whose inspiration the work would not have been succeeded.

I avail the opportunity to thank Prof. Dr. B. Srinivas Prasad and Prof. Dr. D. Lakshamanachari who showed the path and direction for a sincere work.

I am also thankful to my colleagues, student Dr. Chidanand Patwardhan and my computer engineer Mr. Subramanya. Petty words are unable to convey even a fraction of gratitude and honour towards my parents, Ammaji, Swamiji. Their holiness is the polestar of my life.

Last but not the least my thanks to my wife Dr. Shilpa Sekhar for all her support.
 

Foreword

Ayurveda, the Ancient Indian Medical Science, is rapidly gaining global acceptability as a highly effective Healthcare sys- tem. It is one of the most complex and intellectually challenging. among Professional pursuits, demanding as effective integration of one of the World's oldest systems of Medicine with the ad- vancements and needs of the current era.

Agada Tantra (Toxicology) was so highly developed during the early ages that it was given prime status, as one among the eight branches of Classical Ayurveda. It still continues to serve successfully Rural publications, especially in treating snake bites, in areas where Anti-venom is not readily available.

Learning Ayurveda without the knowledge of Sanskrit has become a difficult task for modern students. Though a strong working knowledge of Sanskrit is an essential requisite for a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda, teaching Ayurveda through the English language can be effective and valuable first step towards Ayurvedic Education, especially for the beginners. This book is the first of its kind, where an effort has been made to bring out a volume on Agada Tantra in English, specifically de- signed to meet the requirements of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) Syllabus norms.

In an appreciable and unique effort, the Author has com- piled the Ancient subject from the sources scattered throughout original Ayurvedic literature and has also systematically organised the data in the Textbook with a modern perspective.

Times have changed and advances have to be made accordingly, without comprising the fundamentals of Ancient Knowledge. New concepts may be introduced to enrich the science as well as to contribute to current Healthcare challenges. Environmental pollution and vast changes in dietary habit have led to gradual accumulation of toxins in the body, with potential long- term health hazards. Ayurveda has accorded high priority for this type of toxicity, and prescribes various therapeutic measures for detoxification, mainly Panchakarma. Incorporation of these modern toxic hazards and their treatment into the framework of Agada Tantra are topics which merit debate amongst experts in the field. Such studies will contribute significantly towards Healthcare of people of the current era as well as future generations.

This is need for many such books as this, in all branches of Ayurveda.

Table Of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION TO AGADA TANTRA  
  I) INTRODUCTION 01
  II) HISTORICAL REFERENCES OF VISA 01
  III) DERIVATION 02
  IV) DEFINITION 03
  V) IMPORTANCE 04
2 INTRODUCTION TO VISA  
  I) DERIVATION OF VISA 06
  II) DEFINATION OF VISA 06
  III) SYNONYMS OF VISA 07
  IV) MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF VISA 07
  V) FORM OF ORIGIN OF VISA 10
  VI) SITES OF VISA 10
  VII) MOVEMENTS OF VISA 13
3 CLASSIFICATION OF POISON  
  I) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA 14
  II) ACCORDING TO MODERN 17
  III)POISONING 19
4 PROPERTIES AND ACTION OF POISON  
  I) PROPERTIES OF POISON 22
  II) PROPERTIES OF OJAS 25
  III) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VISA,MADYA & OJAS 26
  IV) ADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 26
  V) ACTION OF THE POISON ON THE BODY 29
  VI) FACTORS MODIFYING ACTION OF THE POISON 30
  VII) EFFECT OF POISON ON THE BODY 33
  VIII) ROLE OF POISON IN VITIATING THE DOSAS 35
  IX) SPREADING OF THE POISON IN THE BODY 35
  X) SEVERITY OF POISON 36
  XI) IMPULSE OF THE POISON 36
  XII) VISA VEGANTARA 36
  XIII) POISONOUS IMPULSE GENERAL FEATURES 37
  XIV) ROUTES OF ELIMINATION OF POISON 39
  XV) CRITICAL / FATAL PERIOD IN POISONING 40
5 DIAGNOSIS OF POISING  
  I) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA 41
  II) ACCORDING TO MODERN 42
  III) DUTIES OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN CASE OF SUSPECTED POISONING 50
6 TREATMENT OF POISON  
  I) ASSESSMENT OF THE PATIENT'S CONDITION 54
  II) TREATMENT 57
  III) FEATURES OF RECOVERY FROM THE POISONING 86
7 COMPLICATIONS OF POISONING  
  I) POISONING COMPLICATIONS 93
8 VEGETABLE AND STATIC POISONS  
  I) VEGETABLE POISON GENERAL FEATURES 98
  II) FEATURES OF VEGETABLE POISON ACCORDING TO SITE 98
  III) FEATURES OF THE VEGETABLE POISON IMPULSES 100
  IV) TREATMENT OF VEGETABLE POISON ACCORDING TO THE IMPULSE ADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 102
  V) TREATMENT OF POISONING ACCORDING TO SITE 105
9 IMPOVERISHED OR WEAK POISONS  
  I) INTRODUCTION 173
  II) DERIVATION 173
  III) DEFINATION 173
  IV) ETIOLOGY 174
  V) AGGRAVATING TIME 174
  VI) PRODORMAL FEATURES 175
  VII) FEATURES 175
  VIII) FEATURES ACCORDING TO SITE 175
  IX) IMPACT OF DUSIVISA 175
  X) PROGNOSIS 176
  XI) TREATMENT 176
  XII) TREATMENT FOR COMPLICATIONS 177
10 ARTIFICIAL POISON  
  I) DERIVATION 178
  II) DEFINATION 178
  III) METHOD OF POISONING 179
  IV) FEATURES 179
  V) PROGNOSIS 180
  VI) TREATMENT 180
11 ALCOHOL POISONING  
  I) DERIVATION 182
  II) DEFINITION 182
  III) PROPERTIES OF ALCOHOL 183
  IV) MERITS AND DEMERITS OF ALCOHOL 184
  V) EFFECT OF THE ALCOHOL ON THE BODY 186
  VI) STAGES OF MADA 187
  VII) MADYAPANA VIKARAS 189
  VIII) TREATMENT 192
  IX) POSTMORTEM APPEARANCE 205
  X) MEDICO-LEGAL IMPORTANCE 206
12 SNAKE POISON  
  I) CLASSIFICATION OF THE SNAKES 208
  II) SNAKES REPRODUCTION 218
  III) IDENTIFICATION OF THE SNAKES 220
  IV) FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE IN THE INCREASE IN THE POTENCY OF THE SNAKE POISON 222
  V) FACTORS INFLUENCE IN THE DECREASE IN THE POTENCY OF THE SNAKE POISON 223
  VI) FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SNALE BITE 223
  VII) TYPES OF THE SNAKES BITE 224
  VIII) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POISONOUS AND NON-POISON SNAKE BITE 225
  IX) DIFFERENT POISONOUS SNAKE BITE FEATURES 226
  X) SNAKE POISON IMPULSES 229
  XI) REJECTABLE PATIENT 236
  XII) TREATMENT 237
13 RABIES POISON  
  I) CAUSES 256
  II) FEATURES 256
  III) TREATMENT 256
  IV) SOME OF THE REMEDIES,PREPARATIONS OF MEDICINES AND TREATMENT IN ALARKA VISA 259
14 SCORPION POISONING  
  I) CLASSIFICATION OF SCORPION 267
  II) POISONING FEATURES 268
  III) TREATMENT 269
  IV) SOME OF THE ANTI-POISONOUS THERAPEUTICS FROM THE YOGARATNAKARAADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 271
15 SPIDER POISON  
  I) MYTHOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN 275
  II) CLASSIFICATION OF LUTA 275
  III) SITE OF POISON IN LUTA 276
  IV) CLINICAL FEATURES 276
  V) TREATMENT 281
  VI) SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT FOR DIFFERENT LUTAS 283
16 KITAVISA  
  I) ORIGINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF KITA 290
  II) SHARP INSECT POISONOUS FEATURES 290
  III) MILD INSECT POISONOUS FEATURES 291
  IV) TREATMENT 291
17 FOOD POISONING 299
18 POISONING INDIA 311
  BIBLIOGRAPHY 317
  INDEX 321
  LIST OF FIGURES XV

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An Illustrated Text Book of Agada Tantra

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PREFACE


I always wonder why the student find themselves in a state of uncertainty, lack of direction and approach at the time of examination as well as in clinical practice.

I think there are two reasons for this. First and most important reason in not understanding the basic concept of the clinical problem. The second reason is lack of proper text books.

This is a humble effort to generate such an interest towards practical knowledge in the treatment of the poisoning.

The sole interest of the book is to provide the essential contents of toxicology for undergraduates. Throughout the book care has been taken and the subject is presented in such a way that the fundamentals of the subject will be understood easily.

An attempt has been made to explain right from, history till clinical condition including origin, types, etiopathogenesis etc. of poisoning. Practical perspectives towards the diagnosis, investigations and management according to Ayurveda and contemporary science are also elaborated.

Number of diagrams, flowcharts and illustrations have been included wherever required for better understanding of the subject. I have reviewed various textbooks and journals in presentation of the book. I am a grateful to all those authors. Suggestions and criticism from readers will help me in improving this book in subsequent editions. I feel that my efforts are fruitful. If this is found to be useful by medical students and others concerned with toxicological matters.

My vocabulary is insufficient to express the gratefulness to Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, president of S.D.M.E.S. AT these moments I extend my deepest gratitude towards our respected secretary Prof. S. Prabhakar and beloved principal Dr. Prasanna. N. Rao without whose inspiration the work would not have been succeeded.

I avail the opportunity to thank Prof. Dr. B. Srinivas Prasad and Prof. Dr. D. Lakshamanachari who showed the path and direction for a sincere work.

I am also thankful to my colleagues, student Dr. Chidanand Patwardhan and my computer engineer Mr. Subramanya. Petty words are unable to convey even a fraction of gratitude and honour towards my parents, Ammaji, Swamiji. Their holiness is the polestar of my life.

Last but not the least my thanks to my wife Dr. Shilpa Sekhar for all her support.
 

Foreword

Ayurveda, the Ancient Indian Medical Science, is rapidly gaining global acceptability as a highly effective Healthcare sys- tem. It is one of the most complex and intellectually challenging. among Professional pursuits, demanding as effective integration of one of the World's oldest systems of Medicine with the ad- vancements and needs of the current era.

Agada Tantra (Toxicology) was so highly developed during the early ages that it was given prime status, as one among the eight branches of Classical Ayurveda. It still continues to serve successfully Rural publications, especially in treating snake bites, in areas where Anti-venom is not readily available.

Learning Ayurveda without the knowledge of Sanskrit has become a difficult task for modern students. Though a strong working knowledge of Sanskrit is an essential requisite for a comprehensive understanding of Ayurveda, teaching Ayurveda through the English language can be effective and valuable first step towards Ayurvedic Education, especially for the beginners. This book is the first of its kind, where an effort has been made to bring out a volume on Agada Tantra in English, specifically de- signed to meet the requirements of the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) Syllabus norms.

In an appreciable and unique effort, the Author has com- piled the Ancient subject from the sources scattered throughout original Ayurvedic literature and has also systematically organised the data in the Textbook with a modern perspective.

Times have changed and advances have to be made accordingly, without comprising the fundamentals of Ancient Knowledge. New concepts may be introduced to enrich the science as well as to contribute to current Healthcare challenges. Environmental pollution and vast changes in dietary habit have led to gradual accumulation of toxins in the body, with potential long- term health hazards. Ayurveda has accorded high priority for this type of toxicity, and prescribes various therapeutic measures for detoxification, mainly Panchakarma. Incorporation of these modern toxic hazards and their treatment into the framework of Agada Tantra are topics which merit debate amongst experts in the field. Such studies will contribute significantly towards Healthcare of people of the current era as well as future generations.

This is need for many such books as this, in all branches of Ayurveda.

Table Of Contents

1 INTRODUCTION TO AGADA TANTRA  
  I) INTRODUCTION 01
  II) HISTORICAL REFERENCES OF VISA 01
  III) DERIVATION 02
  IV) DEFINITION 03
  V) IMPORTANCE 04
2 INTRODUCTION TO VISA  
  I) DERIVATION OF VISA 06
  II) DEFINATION OF VISA 06
  III) SYNONYMS OF VISA 07
  IV) MYTHOLOGICAL ORIGIN OF VISA 07
  V) FORM OF ORIGIN OF VISA 10
  VI) SITES OF VISA 10
  VII) MOVEMENTS OF VISA 13
3 CLASSIFICATION OF POISON  
  I) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA 14
  II) ACCORDING TO MODERN 17
  III)POISONING 19
4 PROPERTIES AND ACTION OF POISON  
  I) PROPERTIES OF POISON 22
  II) PROPERTIES OF OJAS 25
  III) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VISA,MADYA & OJAS 26
  IV) ADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 26
  V) ACTION OF THE POISON ON THE BODY 29
  VI) FACTORS MODIFYING ACTION OF THE POISON 30
  VII) EFFECT OF POISON ON THE BODY 33
  VIII) ROLE OF POISON IN VITIATING THE DOSAS 35
  IX) SPREADING OF THE POISON IN THE BODY 35
  X) SEVERITY OF POISON 36
  XI) IMPULSE OF THE POISON 36
  XII) VISA VEGANTARA 36
  XIII) POISONOUS IMPULSE GENERAL FEATURES 37
  XIV) ROUTES OF ELIMINATION OF POISON 39
  XV) CRITICAL / FATAL PERIOD IN POISONING 40
5 DIAGNOSIS OF POISING  
  I) ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA 41
  II) ACCORDING TO MODERN 42
  III) DUTIES OF MEDICAL PRACTITIONER IN CASE OF SUSPECTED POISONING 50
6 TREATMENT OF POISON  
  I) ASSESSMENT OF THE PATIENT'S CONDITION 54
  II) TREATMENT 57
  III) FEATURES OF RECOVERY FROM THE POISONING 86
7 COMPLICATIONS OF POISONING  
  I) POISONING COMPLICATIONS 93
8 VEGETABLE AND STATIC POISONS  
  I) VEGETABLE POISON GENERAL FEATURES 98
  II) FEATURES OF VEGETABLE POISON ACCORDING TO SITE 98
  III) FEATURES OF THE VEGETABLE POISON IMPULSES 100
  IV) TREATMENT OF VEGETABLE POISON ACCORDING TO THE IMPULSE ADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 102
  V) TREATMENT OF POISONING ACCORDING TO SITE 105
9 IMPOVERISHED OR WEAK POISONS  
  I) INTRODUCTION 173
  II) DERIVATION 173
  III) DEFINATION 173
  IV) ETIOLOGY 174
  V) AGGRAVATING TIME 174
  VI) PRODORMAL FEATURES 175
  VII) FEATURES 175
  VIII) FEATURES ACCORDING TO SITE 175
  IX) IMPACT OF DUSIVISA 175
  X) PROGNOSIS 176
  XI) TREATMENT 176
  XII) TREATMENT FOR COMPLICATIONS 177
10 ARTIFICIAL POISON  
  I) DERIVATION 178
  II) DEFINATION 178
  III) METHOD OF POISONING 179
  IV) FEATURES 179
  V) PROGNOSIS 180
  VI) TREATMENT 180
11 ALCOHOL POISONING  
  I) DERIVATION 182
  II) DEFINITION 182
  III) PROPERTIES OF ALCOHOL 183
  IV) MERITS AND DEMERITS OF ALCOHOL 184
  V) EFFECT OF THE ALCOHOL ON THE BODY 186
  VI) STAGES OF MADA 187
  VII) MADYAPANA VIKARAS 189
  VIII) TREATMENT 192
  IX) POSTMORTEM APPEARANCE 205
  X) MEDICO-LEGAL IMPORTANCE 206
12 SNAKE POISON  
  I) CLASSIFICATION OF THE SNAKES 208
  II) SNAKES REPRODUCTION 218
  III) IDENTIFICATION OF THE SNAKES 220
  IV) FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE IN THE INCREASE IN THE POTENCY OF THE SNAKE POISON 222
  V) FACTORS INFLUENCE IN THE DECREASE IN THE POTENCY OF THE SNAKE POISON 223
  VI) FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SNALE BITE 223
  VII) TYPES OF THE SNAKES BITE 224
  VIII) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POISONOUS AND NON-POISON SNAKE BITE 225
  IX) DIFFERENT POISONOUS SNAKE BITE FEATURES 226
  X) SNAKE POISON IMPULSES 229
  XI) REJECTABLE PATIENT 236
  XII) TREATMENT 237
13 RABIES POISON  
  I) CAUSES 256
  II) FEATURES 256
  III) TREATMENT 256
  IV) SOME OF THE REMEDIES,PREPARATIONS OF MEDICINES AND TREATMENT IN ALARKA VISA 259
14 SCORPION POISONING  
  I) CLASSIFICATION OF SCORPION 267
  II) POISONING FEATURES 268
  III) TREATMENT 269
  IV) SOME OF THE ANTI-POISONOUS THERAPEUTICS FROM THE YOGARATNAKARAADMINISTRATION OF THE POISON 271
15 SPIDER POISON  
  I) MYTHOLOGICAL ACCOUNT OF THE ORIGIN 275
  II) CLASSIFICATION OF LUTA 275
  III) SITE OF POISON IN LUTA 276
  IV) CLINICAL FEATURES 276
  V) TREATMENT 281
  VI) SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT FOR DIFFERENT LUTAS 283
16 KITAVISA  
  I) ORIGINATION AND CLASSIFICATION OF KITA 290
  II) SHARP INSECT POISONOUS FEATURES 290
  III) MILD INSECT POISONOUS FEATURES 291
  IV) TREATMENT 291
17 FOOD POISONING 299
18 POISONING INDIA 311
  BIBLIOGRAPHY 317
  INDEX 321
  LIST OF FIGURES XV

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