CRITICAL REVIEW OF AGNI PARIKSHA MENTIONED IN AYURVEDA FOR IDENTIFICATION OF POISONOUS FOOD (SAVISHA ANNA PARIKSHANA )

Dr Shruti Dinesh Bhokare, Dr Sandip K Jadhav, Dr Jayashree Patil

Abstract


Identification of poisonous food is challenge from ancient time to till date. Even though there are many laboratory tests to
identify it, they are seldomly effective to curb accidental poisoning as access to these test limited to rural areas and food
is consumed soon after preparation which leave very limited time to get it tested. Ayurvedic texts have numerous
methods for identification of poisonous food (Savishaanna,parikshana padhati ) .Out of which Agni pariksha appears to
be promising as results are instant, no special equipment is required, result are easy to interpret and observe.


Keywords


Savisha anna, Anna parikshana paddhati, Food poisoning, Agni pariksha,

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