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Drug means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

Source: International Research Journal of Ayurveda and Yoga: Role of Ayurveda in the Management of Manas Roga (Mental Disorders)

Drugs (in Sanskrit: Auṣadha-Dravya) refers to a part of the Logical Therapy (Yuktivyapasroga Chikitsya)—one of the systemic management of manas-roga (mental disorders) available in Ayurvedic classics.—Ausad dravya (drugs): The important ones are: Asvagandha, (Withania somnifera), Jyotismati (Celastrus paniculatus Willd.), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Sankhapuspi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) Kapikachu (Mucuna prurita) etc.

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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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