A critical appraisal of panchmahabhut siddhant and its practical application in vyadhishaman

Research Article
*Dr. Shruti Sharma , Dr. Vikram Singh Choudhary and Prof. Ashok kumar Sharma
Panchamahabhuta, Ayurveda, Chikitsa.

The basic goal of Ayurveda is to keep a healthy person well and shield them from illness.The concept of Panchamahabhuta (five elements) is one of the basic fundamental principle of ayurveda science. It acknowledges that the universe is composed of five fundamental components, i.e Aakaash, Vayu, Agni, Prithvi, Jala 1. Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala are the primary causative factors responsible for maintaining health and treating diseases, and they too are considered Panchabhautika. As far as we are aware, Panchamahabhutas are the major components of the Dravyas and Chikitsapurush employed in treatment. The Panchmahabhut revolves around the normal functioning of the body (physiological), occurrence of disease (pathological) and action of drug in various part of the body (pharmacokinetics). Thus, this Panchabhautic Siddhant accomplishes the goal of Ayurveda. This conceptual study sheds light on the therapeutic application of Panchamahabhuta and its significance in Ayurveda, with a particular emphasis on how it interacts with different bodily parts such as Tridosh, Dhatu, Mala, Triguna, Rasa and so on. A thorough understanding of this Siddhant aids in preserving the body's physiological processes, pathological state of the disease and aids in its treatment.