Vidhya Unnikrishnan1, Nishteswar. K2, Patel B.R 3
1Ph.D Scholar,Dept. of Dravyaguna, IPGT&RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat
2 Professor and HOD, Dept. of Dravyaguna, IPGT&RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat
3Asst.Professor, Dept. of Dravyaguna, IPGT&RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat
*Corresponding Author: Vidhya Unnikrishnan
Ph.D Scholar,Dept. of Dravyaguna, IPGT&RA, Jamnagar, Gujarat
Rasa refers to the total subjective experience arising on placing any substance in the mouth. Rasa concept described is a pharmacodynamic principle and serves as a tool to explain panchabhoutic constitution of the drug. A reputed formulation of Bhavaprakasha mentioned in hridroga adhikara is taken up to assess the rasa based on the lakshanas mentioned in classical ayurvedic texts. The formulation (2g) was administered to 30 participants and their responses after intake of the drug were recorded using a structured questionnaire. On analyzing the data it was found that the classical hridya yoga possesses katu rasa as the primary taste and tikta rasa as the secondary taste.
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