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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 97-102

Principals of ethical ayurveda prescription writing in clinical practice: A literature review


1 Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Kaumarbhritya, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bharat Rathi
Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_213_19

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Prescribing Ayurvedic herbs as a medicine for the majority of the ailments is increasing throughout the globe. It is matter of concern that Ayurveda physicians without doing thorough examination of patients as advised by Ayurveda seers are writing lengthy prescriptions, which sometimes leads to severe threats, which is considered unethical according to contemporary rules. In the present study, literature search was done in various Samhitas indicating ethics for prescribing Ayurveda medicines for patients. Ayurveda seers suggested various diagnostic tools before arriving at any diagnosis. They emphasized that an ideal drug or treatment is the one which does not lead to any side effects, while curing a disease. Great caution is warranted while prescribing medicines in children, elderly, and pregnant ladies, and it has been suggested to prescribe disease-specific drugs in limited number of combinations in proper doses with proper adjuvants. Seers also advised that dietary factors, certain habits, and lifestyle factors need to be taken into account while prescription writing.


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