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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301

ICV : 78.6



Kirti Sharma*, Rashmi Choudhary, Dr. S. R. Inchulkar and Dr. Prafulla


In Ayurveda the Gara visha is considered to be as one of the form of Kritrim visha. It is formed by combination of two or more than two poisonous or non-poisonous drugs, which ultimately affects the whole body by vitiating all the doshas, dhatus and srotas in the body. Agad tantra which is a branch of Ashtang Ayurveda has given more emphasis over Garavisha (Artificial poisons) as well as natural poisons i.e. Sthavar and Jangam visha. Detailed explanation of the Garavish, its definition, sign and symptoms, mode of administration and treatment has been described in our samhitas. Food poisoning is the resulting from ingestion of contaminated bacterial and non-bacterial products, can be co-relate with Gara visha. It is caused due to bacterial infection of food or drink. The non-bacterial product includes poisons like plants, animal derivatives, chemically inter reaction of food from packing materials etc. Gara vish is nothing but samyogaj vish when two compounds react with each other and it may form toxin which lead to food poisoning. foods and drinks as a additives or adulterants which causes chronic poisoning and this gara vish also induces food poisoning, if consume persistently since prolong period. This article review base on the concept of Gara visha which has significant role in causing toxic symptoms and also it can called food poisoning in contemporary science due to its various uses in present society and Ayurveda offers effective management also.

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