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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
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
With each morsel of food
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.