THE MULTIDIMENTIONAL ACTIONS OF THE WONDER DRUG AMALAKI IN NETRA
*Dr. Prakruthi G., Dr. Santosh Kumar Shaw and Dr. Hamsaveni V.
“Vayasthapanam agram”, Acharya Charaka has clearly pointed out the action of the wonder drug Amalaki as the best drug for rejuvenation. Amalaki is used extensively in treating many of the netra rogas because of its vivid action based on rasa panchakas. Acharyas have identified the chakshushya guna in the drug Amalaki which is having tridoshahara as doshaghnata. In parlance to modern science, the proven pharmaceutical actions with regards to the Emblica officinalis includes anti-diabetic, anti-atherosclerotic, hypolipidemic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, immumnomodulator, which are equally helpful in treating ample of eye diseases and even in combating complications arising out of it. The fundamentals of treating netra rogas include kriyakalpas which have shown boundless use of Amalaki with vast references since vedic period. This study shows that Amalaki is one of the most commonly used and important drug in treating substantial diseases of Shalakya tantra, ophthalmology.[Full Text Article]