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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 47

PA02.02. A comprehensive review of "Vaidya Vinoda"manuscript with reference to formulations and pharmaceutical procedures

National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramakant Vyas
National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123863

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Purpose: Ayurvedic literature is very vast & most of them are the form of manuscripts. Manuscripts of samhitas & commentaries give a proper view of clinical methods & stages of development in ayurvedic pharmaceutics. Sharangadhara Samhita is known as a landmark of Bhaishjya kalpna. Therefore it has been included in laghutrayi & many commentaries have been written on this book and also translated in many regional languages. "Vaidya Vinod" is also a translation of Sharangadhara Samhita into Marwari language written by Ramchandrayati, with his own contribution, in 17th century, the period of King Aurangzeb. This manuscript was neither studied nor translated till now. Objectives of the study •Report new formulations. •Report possible reason of change in S.O.P. • Report S.O.P. changes in formulations of Sharangadhara Samhita. •Contribution of "Vaidya Vinod" in completion of slokas. 2600 slokas are reported in Sharangadhara Samhita but only 2395 slokas are found in published books & manuscript of sharangdhar samhita. Method:
  1. Collection of all available copies of the manuscript.
  2. Translation of manuscript in Hindi.
  3. Comparative study of all chapters with Sharangadhara Samhita.
  1. 36 new formulations, not found in Sharangdhar samhita.
  2. 64 less formulations as compared to Sharangdhar samhita.
  3. 68 formulations have different S.O.P.
Conclusion: Manuscript has been written by a Jain saint in 17th century. It is written in Marwari language with the use of chhandas. Sharangdhar samhita has 12 chapters in madhyam khand but in this manuscript, there are 13 chapters in the same section of book. Study of manuscript suggests regionally popular formulations & different S.O.P. that help in preparing Ras Shastriya & herbal formulations. The present study was carried out with the help of two available manuscripts and one reported earlier copy was not found. Original copy may be helpful in 'sloka poorti' & 'patha bheda'.

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