A CRITICAL STUDY OF SPECIFIC INDICATION OF PIPPALI KALKA AND SARIVA KALKA WITH KSHEERA IN PRAVAHIKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO RATNAPRABHA COMMENTARY OF NISHCHALKARA ON CHAKRADATTA SAMHITA.
Vd. Aditi R. Deshpande
MD (Scholar), CARC, Akurdi.
Pravahika is quite challenging to treat. It needs removal of mala but decrease in frequency of malavegas. Both actions are opposite in nature. So, drugs which can remove the mala out of the body without increasing the frequency of malavegas are needed. Chakradatta has given two simple formulations having two drugs opposite in nature. Pippali and Sariva are quite opposite in action and characters. In one of the manuscripts of Ratnaprabha, Maricha kalka with ksheera is given in chirakalanubandhiPravahika and in another manuscript, Maricha is replaced by Sariva for the same. P. V. Sharma sir has taken Sariva in the commentary published by Swami Jayaramdas Trust, 1993. So, Sariva is taken here for study. As the drugs having different characters are advised by the author, indication is more specified in this study with help of Rasa-dosha sambandha and Rasapanchaka of dravyas. So, the study helps to differentiate between the indication of two drugs to be used after proper diagnosis.