Agada Tantra is a specialized branch of Ayurveda that helps in managing poisonous or toxic conditions of acute and chronic nature. This branch has evolved over time with respect to various types of poisonous substances to non poisonous substances turning to poisonous upon combination. Similarly Agada tantra is also known to manage non poisonous conditions which mimic poisonous due to psychological fear of the individual.
The very term ‘Visha’ is explained as that which causes ‘Vishada’ i.e depression. Depression is a behavioral and physical change which leads to loss of interest and lack of energy, appetite and concentration on day to day activities. ‘Shankha visha’ is a condition where person develops signs and symptoms of envenomation in the absence of venom or poison due to psychological stress. This explains the role of mental health in any individual who cannot handle the situations. ‘Agadam’ are the combinations mentioned to be effective in the management of these conditions along with counselling and assurance.
In any sport, decision making, coordination and execution completely decides the physical performance of any athlete. Many medications and therapeutic interventions explained in the Agada tantra concentrates to relax the anxiety of patient which aggravates further condition. Apart from this, Agadam also explains about boosting of physical strength which is also lost during depression. These medicines are effective nutritive and also enhances psychological stability.
This series, will explore furthermore the options-therapeutics and procedures of Agada Tantra, which will benefit the athlete to handle their anxiety or stress induced disorders effectively.
Dr. Harish Babu H
Dept of Agada Tantra Evam Vidhi Vaidyaka, SAMC& H, Bengaluru
Consultant – Arogyadhama, Svyasa University
Research Associate – CeRi; Reach Health care
Member- International Parkinson and Movement disorders Society
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