A Critical Review on Area of Research in Standardization of Panchakarma Procedures
Keywords:Panchakarma, Standardization, Research
Background: Panchakarma procedures belonging to a class of cleansing procedures called shodana
therapy (purification) in Ayurveda. The unusual fact Panchakarma now convening is, the same Panchakarma
procedure is giving different percentage of efficacy rate in different regions, in patients with the same
disease and base-line parameters. To ensure uniformity of the procedures and achieving maximum efficacy,
standardization of these Panchakarma procedures became an emergency necessity.
Aim: The present article focus at exploring the area of research in standardization of Panchakarma
procedures and to enhance and make sure standardized Panchakarma procedures should be followed
everywhere thereby certifying maximum possible safety and uniform efficacy.
Review Results: The methodology for Standardization of Panchakarma procedures has to be implemented
in an emergency basis to ensure complete safety and maximum efficacy.
Discussion: The methodology for Standardization should be prepared by absorbing the concept of
Panchakarma on scientific lines and should be well ordered, practical and cost-effective.
Conclusion: The present article outlines the concept behind Panchakarma procedures, the methodology for
Standardization and area of research in it.
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