Charaka’s Classification of Drugs to 50 groups


1. Promoting Life. (Jeevaneeyam.)
Jivaka, Rishabhaka, Meda, Mahameda, Kaakoli, Ksheerakaakoli, Maashaparni, Mudgaparni, Jeevanti, Yastimadhu.


2. Promoting Growth (Brimhaneeyam)
Ksheerini, Raajakshavaka, Bala, Kaakoli, Ksheerakaakoli, Vatyaayani, Bhadroudani, Bhaaradhwaaji, Payasyaa, Rishyagandhaa.



3. Reducing Growth (Lekhaniyam)
Muusta, Kushta, Haridra, Vacha, Daaruharidra, Ativisha, Katukarohini, Chitraka, Karanja, Haimavati.


4. Promoting Evacuation (Bhedaneeyam.)
Trivruth, Arka, Eranda, Agnimukhi, Danti, Chitramula, Chiribilwa, Sankhini, Katukarohini, Brahmadandi.


5. Promoting Union (Sandhaaneeyam.)
Yastimadhu, Guduchi, Prisniparni, Ambashta, Samanga, Mocharasa, Dhaataki, Lodhra, Priyangu, Katphala.



6. Promoting Appetite (Deepaneeyam.)
Pippali, Pippalimoola, Chavya, Chitraka, Sunthi, Amlavetasa, Maricha, Ajamoda, Bhallaathakaasthi, Hingu.



7. Promoting Strength (Balyam.)
Indravaaruni, Vrishabha, Sataavari, Maashaparni, Vidaari, Aswagandha, Sthiraa, Rohini, Bala, Atibala.


8. Promoting Complexion (Varnyam.)
Chandana, Tunga, Padmaka, Useera, Yastimadhu, Manjista, Saariba, Ksheera-Kaakoli, Sita, Lata.


9. Promoting Voice (Kantyam.)
Saariba, Ikshumoola, Yastimadhu, Pippali, Draaksha, Vidaari, Kaayaphala, Hamsapadi, Briahti, Khantakaari.


10. Promoting Happy Feeling (Hridyam.)
Aamra, Aamraataka, Lakucha, Karamarda, Vrikshaamla, Amlavetasa, Kuvala, Badara, Daadima, Maatulunga.


11. Destroying Satisfaction (Triptighnam.)
Sunthi, Chitramoola, Chavya, Vidanga, Murva, Guduchi, Vacha, Musa, Pippali, Patola.


12. Destroying Piles (Arsoghnam.)
Kutaja, Bilwa, Chitraka, Sunthi, Ativisha, Harithaki, Dhanvayaasaka, Dhaaruharidra, Vacha, Chavya.


13. Destroying Skin Diseases (Kustaghnam.)
Khadira, Harithaki, Aamalaki, Haridra, Bhallaathaka, Saptaparna, Aaragwadha, Karaveera, Vidanga, Jathi Pravaala.


14. Destroying Itching (Kandughnam.)
Chandana, Jataamaamsi, Aaragwadha, Naktamaala, Nimba, Kutaja, Sarshapa, Yastimadhu, Daaruaridra, Musta.


15. Destroying Parasites (Krimighnam.)
Sigru, Maricha, Gandira, Kebuka, Vidanga, Nirgundi,Kinihi, Gokshura, Bhaarngi, Aakhuparnika.


16. Destroying Poison (Vishaghnam.)
Harida, Manjista, Raasna, Sukshmaila, Syaama, Chandana, Ktaka, Sireesha, Sindhuvaara, Sleshmaataka.


17. Producing Milk (Sthanyajananam.)
Virana, Saali, Shastika, Ikshumoola, Kusamoola, Darbhamoola, Kaasamoola, Gundra, Utkatamoola, Katrianamoola.


18. Purifying Milk (Sthanysodhanam.)
Paathaka, Sunthi, Devadaaru, Musta, Murvaa, Guduchi, Kutajabeeja, Bhunimba, Katukarohini, Saariba.


19. Producing Sperm (Sukrajananam.)
Jivaka, Rishabhaka, Kaakoli, Ksheerakaakoli,, Mudgaparni, Maashaparni, Meda, Sataavari, Jataamaamsi, Karkatakasringi.


20. Purifying Sperm (Sukrasodhanam.)
Kushta, Elavaaluka, Katphala, Samudraphena, Kadambaniryaasa, Ikshukanda, Ikshuraka, vasuka Useera.


21. Promoting Lubrication (Snehopagam.)
Draaksha, Yatimadhu, Guduchi, Meda, Vidaari, Kaakoli, Ksheeramkaakoli, Jivaki, Jivanti, Saalaparni.


22. Promoting Sweat (Swedopagam.)
Sigru, Erandamula, Arka, Vrischira, Punarnava, yava, Tila, Kuluttha, Maasha, Badariphala.


23. Promoting Vomiting (Vamanopagam.)
Madhu, Yastimadhu, Kovidaara, Karbudaara, Neepa, Vidula, Bimbi, Sanapushpi, Arka, Pratyakpushpi.


24. Promoting Purgaiton (Virechanopagam.)
Draaksha, Kaasmari, Parushaka, Abhaya, Aamalaki, Vibhitaki, Kuvala, Badara, Karkandhu, Pilu.


25. Useful for Non-oily Enemata (Aasthaapanopagam.)
Trivruth, Bilwa, Pippali, Kushta, Sarshapa, Vacha, Kutajabeeja Satapushpa, Yastimadhu, Madanaphala.


26. Useful for Oily Enemata (Anuvaasanopagam.)
Raasna, Devadaaru, Bilwa, Madanaphala, Satapushpaa, Punarnava, Vrischeera, Gokshura, Agnimantha, Syonaka.


27. Purging Doshas in the Head. (Sirovirechaniyam.)
Jyotishmati, Kshavaka, Maricha, Pippali, Vidanga, Sigru, Sarshapa, Apaamaarga, Sweta, Mahaasweta.


28. Controlling Vomitting. (Chardinigrahanam.)
Jambu, Aamrapallava, Maadiphala, Badara, Daadima, Yava, Yastimadhu, Useera Mrith, Laaja.


29. Controlling Thrist. (Trishnaanigrahanam.)
Sunthi, Dhanvayaasa, Musta, Parpataka, Chandana, Bhunimba, Guduchi, Useera, Dhaanyaka, Patola.


30. Checking Hiccough (Hiccanigrahanam.)
Sati, Pushkaramoola, Badarabeeja, Kantakaari, Brihati, Vriksharuha, Harithaki, Pippali, Duraalabha, Karkatakasringi.


31. Reducing Faecal Matter. (Purisha Sangrahaneeyam.)
Priyangu, Anantha, Aamraasthi, Katwanga, Lodhra, Mocharasa, Samanga, Dhaataki, Baarngi, Padmakesara.


32. Purifying Faecal Matter. (Purisha Virajaneeyam.)
Jambu, Sallakitwak, Kachchura, Yastimadhu, Mocharasa, Devadaru-Niryaasa, Bhrustamrit, Payasyaa, Utpala, Tilakana.


33. Reducing Urine (Mutra Sangrahaneeyam.)
Jumbu, Aamra, Plaksha, Vata, Kapitana, Udumbara, Aswaththa, Bhallaathaka, Asmanthaka, Somavalka.


34. Purifying Urine (Mutra Virajaneeyam.)
Padma, Utpala, Nalina, Kumuda, Sougandhika, Pundareeka, Satapatra, Madhuka, Priyangu, Dhaathakipushpa.


35. Increasing Urine (Mutra virechaneeyam.)
Vrikshaadani, Swadamstra, Vasuka, Suryaavarta, Paashaanabhedi, Darbha, Kusa, Kaasa, Musta, Utkatamoola.


36. Relieving Cough (Kaasa Hara.)
Draaksha, Harithaki, Aamalaki, Pippali, Duraalabha Karkatasringi, Kantakaari, Punarnava, Taamalaki, Vruschira.


37. Relieving Dyspepsia (Swasahara.)
Sati, Pushkaramula, Amlavetasa, Ela, Hingu, Agaru, Surasa, Taamalaki, Jeevanti, Chandaa.


38. Relieving Swelling (Swayathuhara.)
Paatala, Agnimandha, Syonaka, Bilwa, Kaasmari, Kantakaari, Brihati, Saalaparni, Prisniparni, Gokshura, (Dasamoola).


39. Relieving Fever (Jwaraharam.)
Saariba, Sarkara, Paatha, Manjista, Draaksha, Peelu, Parushaka, Harithaki, Aamalaki, Vibhithaki.


40. Relieving Exhaustion (Sramaharam.)
Draaksha, Kharjura, Piyala, Badara, Daadima, Phalgu, Parushaka, Ikshu, Yava, Shastika.


41. Relieving Burning Sensation (Daahaprasamanam.)
Laaja, Chandana, Kaasmari, Madhuka, Sarkara, Neelotpala, Useera, Saariba, Guduchi Hribera.


42. Relieving Cold (Seethaprasamanam.)
Tagara, Agaru, Dhaanyaka, Sringabera, Ajamoda, Vacha, Kantakaari, Agnimandha, Syonaaka, Pippali.


43. Relieving Rashes (Udardaprasamanam.)
Tinduka, Piyaala, Badara, Khadira, Kadara, Saptaparna, Aswakarna, Arjuna, Asana, Irimeda.


44. Relieving bodily Pains (Angamardaprasamanam.)
Vidaarigandhaa, Prisniparni, Brihati, Kantakaaari, Eranda, Kakoli, Chandana, Useera, Ela, Madhuka.


45. Relieving Colic (Sulaprasamanam.)
Pippali, Pippalimoola, Chavya, Chitraka, Sunthi, Maricha, Ajamoda, Ajagandha, Jeeraka, Gandeera.


46. Restoring Blood (Sonitaasthaapanam.)
Madhu, Madhuka, Kumkuma, Mocharasa, Loshta, Lodhra, Gairika, Prenkhana, Sarkara, Laaja.


47. Relieving Suffering (vedanaasthaapana.)
Arjuna, Katphala, Kadamba, Padma, Kumuda, Mocharasa, Sirisha, Vanjula, Ela Valuka, Asoka.


48. Restoring Consciousness (Prajaasthaapana.)
Hingu, Katphala, Irimeda, Vacha, Sati, Braahmi, Golomi, Jataamaamsi, Guggulu, Katurohini.


49. Fixing Pregnancy (Prajaasthaapana.)
Indravaaruni, Braahmi, Durvaa, Swwetadurvaa Paatali, Aamalaki, Harithaki, Katurohini, Bala, Prenkhana.


50. Fixing Youthfulness (Vayasthapana.)
Guduchi, Harithaki, Aamalaki, Raasna, Swetha, Jeevanti, Sataavari, Braahmi, Sthira, Punarnawa.

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