Despite rapid advancing theories in modern pharmacology; much remains to be said about Drug versus Disease, pharmacokinestics, bio-transformation, selective affinity of drugs to a particular cell or system and so on. Ayurvedic pharmacological principles offer new fields of research and re-orient the basis of drug-therapy.
There is much similarity in the Ayurvedic and modern pharmacology. Various factors influence the drug-action at the molecular level and even though the exact mechanism of drug-action is not yet fully known to modern pharmacology, they explain it one the basis of ionisation, polarity, inter atomic distances, stearic structure and isomerism, which fairly correspond to Rasa, Vipaka, Guna, Veerya and Prabhava, respectively.
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