UNDERSTANDING CUMULATIVE TOXICITY IN LIGHT OF DUSHIVISHAA LITERARY STUDYJournal: International Journal of Ayurveda & Alternative Medicine (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-05-10
Authors : Sachin Bhardwaj; Sharon Prabhakar; Ashish B Goswami;
Page : 96-100
Keywords : Dushivisha; Ayurveda; Agadatantra; Cumulative toxicity;
In present era, the human body is vulnerable to numerous kinds of chemical or toxic abuses. These are, moreover, due the today’s life style or the advances of science and the choices humans have made through ages, like in the form of excessive use of chemicals as in food preservation, food processing, artificial colorants, pesticides, fertilizers, cosmetics toiletries etc. After exposure to the body some of the ingredients of these substances do not get completely eliminated from the body and in due course of time, this repeated accumulation leads to cumulation related toxicity (CT). In Ayurvedic classical texts, we found some related reference by the name Dushivisha (DV). Present article deals with the contemporary understanding of Dushivisha in relation to CT. In context of Dushivisha the shloka initiates with the word Jeernam (~partially metabolized) which can be understood as any type of poison or Visha (Sthavaram, Jangamam or Kritrimam) which is not completely eliminated from the body or is partially detoxified and is being deposited and accumulated in the body at various Dhatus (tissues) level producing cumulative effect. Many such correlations are found between these, so it suggests that CT is not the coined term but rather it is a small part in broad concept of DV.
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