CONCEPTUAL REVIEW OF ABHYASA IN THE CONTEXT OF PARADI GUNAS AND ITS CLINICAL IMPORTANCE IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF TREATMENT FROM CLASSICAL AYURVEDA TEXTS AND RASASHASTRA TEXTS.
Introduction: Ayurveda has uniqueness in its basic principles such as Tridosha, Saptadhatus, Panchamahabhutas etc. Shatpadarthas are described among these basic entities which highlights the path of therapeutics in Ayurveda. Dravya being a tool in the treatment of any disease carry an important entity associated with it called as Guna. Paradi Gunas among these provides basic guidelines leading to the treatment of disease. Abhyasa is one among these Paradi Gunas reflects in various therapeutic protocols of maintaining good health as well as treatment of the disease. Ayurveda and Rasashastra texts have admirably made use of Abhyasa in different aspects of treatment. Materials :The classical texts of Ayurveda - Charaka Samhita, Sushrut Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya and Rasashastra texts – Rasaratnasamuchchaya, Rasatarangini, Bhaishajya Ratnavali etc. Methodology: A review of Paradi Gunas, specifically Abhyasa was taken from Ayurveda Classical texts, Rasashastra texts.Some of the dissertations shows the study of Paradi Gunas were taken for the review of Abhyasa. Discussion: Paradi Gunas acts as basic principles in the selection of tools for the treatment of any disease. They provide a necessary pathway towards the achievement of health. Abhyasa is an essential entity in many aspects to manage a good health. It provides the guidelines in the lifestyle management as well as in the use of medicine to cure disorder. Result: Abhyasa not only provide the method of using a medicine but it leads to the proper way of execution of treatment in many aspects.
KEYWORDS: Paradi Guna, Abhyasa, Shatpadartha,Guna,Rasayana