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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 155-163

Concept of chronopharmacology in Ayurveda

1 Junior Resident (III yr) Deptt. Of Dravyaguna, IMS, BU, Varanasi, India
2 Assistant Professor, Deptt. Of Pharmacology, Universal College of Medical sciences, Bhairahawa, Nepal, India

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Deepa Arora
Junior Resident (III yr) Deptt. Of Dravyaguna, IMS, BU, Varanasi
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Rhythmicity is a ubiquitous phenomenon. Rhythmic temporal patterns are considered and important factor in therapeutics as effective treatments should work in conjunction with body's clocks. Te concept of chronobiology is well evidenced by the cyclic alterations of dosas in the body. The Ayurvedic way of living as well as healing has been developed keeping in mind these biological clocks so as to maintain a balanced state of dosas in the present paper an attempt is made to review the ayurvedic concept of chronobiology and chronotherapy.

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