Ayurveda / / August 12, 2017
animals more conscious than plants.Even plants feel fear and pain when they are killed.Killing an animal is causing even more misery.By virtue of the law of karma fraction of the suffering experienced by the animal, sacrificing their lives for the manufacture of the drug remains in the preparation and part of the reason its side effects.Whatever the Vedic point of view on this subject, under the influence of Buddhism and Vedanta Ayurveda developed a very clear prohibition on the use of animal products - with the exception of those that can be obtained without killing and mutilating animals.These products are non-violent, for example, honey, ghee, antler.Last facilitates expectoration of sputum by coughing, asthma and other respiratory ailments, and reduces heat and tones the heart.Animal products are used in folk medicine.I occasionally on the streets of Bombay had ever seen, both from living lizards prepared medicated oil, which is used in nervous weakness, and as sexually stimulating and aphrodisiac.To
on animal products are subject to the same purity requirements as to the products of vegetable origin.For example, milk for medical needs must come from a cow, not within a certain period after the birth of a calf, or the probability of excitation kapha from drinking milk increases.Manure and urine can be taken only from healthy animals, so that these products were not contaminated ama.Meat, organs, horns, hooves and feathers must be taken only from the strong adult animals and birds, when they are fully developed, and how to "mature".
most famous animal product in Ayurvedic medicine, without a doubt, is the musk - allocation of preputial gland of the musk deer (Moschus moschiferus). Best musk is extracted at the end of the breeding season, when the animal hooves reveals the process with a gland and empties its contents on the ground.The capsule contains 50 ml musk.In the fresh state, it resembles milk, then gradually thickens and becomes reddish-brown color.Musk has a strong vasodilatory effect.One way to check for fake musk is to smell it while holding a bottle of musk near the nose.If the blood goes out of the nose, the musk appear real.Musk loses its odor when in contact with other odorous substances, such as camphor, valerian, bitter almonds and garlic, except, perhaps, asafoetida.In the old days to verify the purity of musk carried the thread through the first asafoetida, and then through the test substance, and if the smell of asafoetida maintained, musk was considered bogus.
Musk - a stimulant and aphrodisiac.It is used as a means of strengthening the heart, as well as fever, prolonged cough, general weakness and impotence. «Bhavaprakasha» reports that the best musk considered Assamese, slightly worse than Nepali, and the worst - Kashmir, but it has long been a thing of the past, as now, as a result of ruthless hunting musk deer is on the verge of extinction, and to get any kindmusk however practically impossible.Fortunately for medicine, and many other plants and animals possess muskusopodobnym smell, for example Hibiscus abelmoschus - musk mallow, the seeds of which are sometimes used in place of the musk.Depending on the desired effect and other used zameniteli- star anise, mace and cloves.Musk is like the so-called castoreum - Dried glands foreskin beaver, which are used as a stimulant, and sexually mesyachnogonnogo aphrodisiac.A similar substance can be obtained from tsibetovogo cat.
Secretion of whales called ambergris, used in medicine and perfumery.Gorochana (purified bovine bile) removes excess heat from the body by excretion of bile and is used to calm the mind and nerves with a strong cough, convulsions, hysteria, jaundice, asthma and intestinal diseases.Ocean - the source of many well-known drugs, including pearls and corals that inhibit pitta;cowries and other shells, which are used for the normalization of digestion;nacre, replacing pearls and samudrapheny (cuttlefish bone), used mainly topically as an ointment to dope with ear pain and swelling around the outer ear, and skin diseases, and for cooling the burning rashes.
Referring again to land, it should be mentioned carbon from the burning of elephant tusk (or teeth), which is used to treat leukorrhea, jaundice, conjunctivitis and increase women's ability to conceive;embers from burning peacock tail feathers that stop vomiting;tiger and peacock oil, oil from elephant dung and oil bats - are used for diseases such wool as paralysis;snake venom used for resuscitation and treatment of neurological disorders such as chorea.Elephant dung is ingested orally to prevent pregnancy.Eggshell is a member of at least two drugs, and shellac - the selection scale insects lacquer - in many more: it helps curb the bleeding and filling the empty space (hollow caries in teeth, broken bones, etc...).Widely used and urine of different animals, primarily bovine.About human urine only mentions Sharngadhara.