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Time for Administering Drugs

 

The time for the administration of drugs should be fixed accor�ding to morbidity, constitution and age or season. Ayurveda gives the following times, ten in number, for administering medicine.

On empty stomach

Pre-prandial

Post-prandial

In-between the meal

In the middle of the meal

Mixed with the meal

Given in the beginning and at the end of the meal

Repeatedly

With each morsel of food

In-between morsels

 

This is followed by detailed exposition as to why the medicines are to be taken at particular periods.

 

The brief survey of �pharmacy� as it was in theory and practice in ancient India would suffice to give an idea of the development of the science in its multiple aspects, some of which have not been excelled by modern science. The rich heritage left to us needs but proper research so chat we can proudly hold it before the scientific world and declare it as one of our richest contributions to science.