Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: December 12, 2023

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Aushadha is a Sanskrit term used in Ayurveda, the traditional system of medicine from India. It roughly translates to “made of herbs”, “medicinal herb”, “remedy”, “drug” or “medicine”. Aushadha is used for the preservation of health and the treatment of diseases. It is believed that the success of any treatment depends on four key factors: Bhishag (physician), the patient, diet and lifestyle modifications, and Aushadha (medicines).

Ayurvedic medicines are obtained from natural sources such as plants, minerals, and animals. These medicines can be taken orally or applied topically in various forms such as powders, decoctions, pastes, ointments, pills, tablets etc. The route of drug administration in Ayurveda is known as Aushadha Pradana Marga. The dosage and combination of drugs should be carefully monitored to ensure maximum effectiveness with minimum side effects.