Ayurveda Descriptions of Garavisha, Dooshivisha and Viruddhahara their Pathological Manifestations and Management

  • Ankita Sunil Mukhedkar
  • Dipti Ajay Chavan


Visha is considered something that causes harm to all human being, the invasion of Visha in human body leads pathological manifestation. The Visha also becomes causes of death in some conditions if not treated properly. Ayurveda described various concept related to the Visha including Dushi visha, Gara visha and Viruddhahara. Dushi visha represents damaged and spoiled poison. The term Dushi itself means attenuated and denatured. These poison (Dushi visha) acts as latent toxin or exhibited cumulative toxicity inside the body. Similarly use of powder of insects can act as Gara Visha, the hazardous chemicals and incompatible diet also described as toxins in various medical texts. These all toxins lead acute or chronic illness in the body and Ayurveda mentioned several therapeutic modalities for treating pathological manifestations of Visha.

Keywords: Gara Visha, Dooshivisha, Toxins, Viruddhahara, Poison


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Mukhedkar, A. S., and D. A. Chavan. “Ayurveda Descriptions of Garavisha, Dooshivisha and Viruddhahara Their Pathological Manifestations and Management”. Himalayan Journal of Health Sciences, Vol. 8, no. 1, Mar. 2023, pp. 10-13, doi:10.22270/hjhs.v8i1.164.
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