Arbudahar Effect of Bhallataka: A Case Report

  • Sarita M. Joshi
  • Dipal J. Shah


Agadtantra is branch of Ayurveda toxicology, which works around poisons and its treatment. The traditional texts mentioned medicinal properties of some poisons, however poison can acts as drug only after Shodhan (Purification) measure i.e.; Bhallataka (Semicarpus Anacardium) a poisonous drug offers Arbudahar property after being purified. The Ayurveda branch which associated with the diseases and treatment of Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat and Shira region is termed as Shalakyatantra. There are many diseases which arise from these body parts and Arbuda in neck region is one of them. Poisonous drug Bhallataka (Semicarpus anacardium) provides Arbudahar property and can be used after proper purification and precautionary measures. This article presented a case report on Arbudahar effect of Bhallataka.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Bhallataka, Arbudahar, Agadtantra, Semicarpus anacardium, Shalakyatantra


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Joshi, S. M., and D. J. Shah. “Arbudahar Effect of Bhallataka: A Case Report”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 7, no. 3, Sept. 2022, pp. 1-3, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v7i3.136.
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