Agada Tantra is one of the Astangas of Ayurveda, dealing with toxicology. With advancement of health sciences, relationship between toxins and health has been scientifically proved. Hence Agada Tantra branch becomes highly relevant in today’s context by providing better options in the management of various toxic conditions. Cumulative toxicity deals with accumulation of poison in the body through everyday consumption of unhealthy food, unprocessed and junk foods. It becomes a mandatory measure to understand it for better approach in management.


“A comprehensive approach to manage cumulative toxicity”


  • Prepare the graduates and specialists to manage the condition of cumulative toxicity
  • Training the scholars to teach Ayurveda toxicologyand medical jurisprudence in academia
  • Exploring the unexplored areas of research in Ayurvedictoxicology medical jurisprudence

Research Projects Completed

Sl. No. Investigators Title Funding agency
1 Dr. Chaitra H
Associate Professor
Dept. of Agada Tantra Avam
Vidhi Vaidyaka
A Survey on Traditional Practices of Snake Bite Management in Hassan District of Karnataka Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru
2 Dr Nataraj H R
Dr Suresh RM
Dr Chennaveerappa
Dr Gopikrishna S
Evaluation of Efficacy and Safety of AYUSH 64 as
Adjunct Treatment to Standard Care for the management of Mild to Moderate COVID-19
Patients- A Randomized, Open Label, Exploratory clinical study”




    • Gurusiddeshwara J K, Sharanesh T, Ashwin K Bharati, Anitha M G. Hidden beauty concepts in Ayurveda w.r.t. agada tantra (5th WAC 2012, Bhopal, 7-10 Dec 12) Ancient Science of Life 2012; 32(2)Suppl 1: 125( 0257-7941


    • Kalyanimath Gurusiddeshwar J. Chaitra HT. A Conceptual Note on Vishaghna Lepa. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal 2013; 1(6):61-8.(2320 5091)
    • Shreevanitha Anitha M. G. A Survey On Snake Bite Management By Folklore Practitioners. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal 2013; 1(5). (2320 5091)


    • Santhosh.H.S 1 Ashwini Kumar.S.Bharati 2 Sharanesh T 3 Anitha M.G4     Kagendramani dharpana- Ancient text of toxicology: A Review   PunarnaV ISSN: 2348-1846 2014     2(1) 106-114
    • Goutham S. P. Janthli Deepa Manjunath, Swarna Latha Srinivas Datar. Cytoprotective Activity Of Ashwagandha Siddha Grutha Against Cyclophosphamide Induced Toxicity In Wistar Rats- An Experimental Study. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal Feb 2014; 2(1): 131-135 ISSN: 2320 5091
    • Naveen Kodlady, Patagiri B J. Classical Advocations for the Administration Of Gold In Ayurveda. Journal Of Ayurveda And Holistic Medicine2014; 2(3)(2321-1563)
    • Ittoop J Ancheril. Sleep- The Panacea. Roots; 2014 (ISSN- 2319-488X)
    • Naveen Kodlady. The ‘Pāka’: The text on Indian cookery by King Nala. Ancient Science of Life Apr-Jun 2014; 33(4): 259-62(P0257-7941 E2249-9547)
    • Naveen Kodlady. Rasendra cudamani. Indian Journal of History of Science2014; 49(4):470-3

Health magazine

    • Dr. Gurusiddeshwar, J. Kalyanimath, Dr. Anita M. G, Dr. Ashwini Kumar. B, Dr. Sharanesh.T, Dr. Naveen. K., Dr. Chaitra. Emphasis on – Adverse Drug Effect Of Ayurvedic Formulations. Ayurveda & All Feb 14; 17-19(0973-9831)


    • Anusree Mohan, Jyothi Sajayan, Chaitra H. Kodeserymargam- A Literary Treasure. Int Ayur Med J January 2015; 3(1): 127-33(ISSN: 2320 5091)
    • Jyothi Sajayan, Anusree Mohan. An overview on toxins in our daily foods. Int Ayurvedic Medical Journal Feb 2015; 3(2): 594-600(ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • Anusree Mohan, Jyothi Sajayan. An overview on legal issues regarding food safety. Unique Journal of Ayurvedic & Herbal medicine March- April 2015; 3(2): 5-7(ISSN-2347 2375)
    • Jyothi Sajayan, Anusree Mohan. Forensic Psychiatry- An interface of law and mental health. Int Ayurvedic Medical Journal Mar 15; 3(3): 892-6(ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • Jyothi Sajayan, Anusree Mohan. Acne cosmetica- current burning issue. Int Ayurvedic Medical Journal. April 2015; 3(4): 1195-8(ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • K.N. Muralikrishnan, Ittoop J Ancheril, AshwinKumarBharati, P S. Abhilash. A comparison of Bhallatakadi lepa and Gandhaka malahara Lepa in the management of Dadru kushta. Int Ayur Med J June 2015; 3(6): 1611-17(ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • Ittoop J Ancheril , P.S. Abhilash  , P.N. Niveditha  , Anitha M.G  , Mangalath Manu R. A review on Scorpion poisoning (Vrishchikavisha) and mangement in Ayurveda. Punarnav May June 2015; 3(1): 1-8(ISSN: 2348-1846)
    • Shreevanitha V, M Ravi, B Ravishankar, Bhat Sudhakar, K N Sunil kumar. Efficacy of Jeevarakshaka gutika in the management of cobra venom injected wistar albino rats. Int J Res Ayurveda Pharma July Aug 2015; 6(4):420-8 (ISSN 2322 – 0910)
    • Ancheril Ittoop J, Chaitra H. Ayurvedic management of non-healing snake bite ulcer- A case study. Unique Journal of Ayurvedic & Herbal medicine May- June 2015; 3(3): 15-16 (ISSN-2347 2375)
    • Sailekha P, M G Anitha, Manu R Mangalath, Ittoop J. Ancheri. Beauty and its beastly secrets: The toxic truth about cosmetics. Int Ayur Med J July 2015; 3(7): 2148-51((ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • Naveen Kodalady, Patgiri B J, Galib, Prajapati PK. Preliminary physic chemical profile of Chincha kshara. J Res Educ Indian Med Jan- Mar 2015; XXI: 1-4(ISSN- 0970-7700) Print
    • Naveen Kodalady, Patgiri B J. Pharmaceutical standardization of Shankha Bhasma. Journal of Vishwa Ayurved Parishad. April- May 2015; 18-21.(ISSN- 0976-8300)
    • Sharanesh T, Ittoop J Ancheril, Arun Raj GR, Thrijil Krishnan EM, Harikrishna Kamath S. A questionnaire based survey study for the evaluation of knowledge on Gara visha (Artificial Toxins) among Ayurvedic practitioners of Kerala State, India. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry 2015; 4(2): 188-191(E-ISSN: 2278-4136 P-ISSN: 2349-8234)
    • Abhilash P S, Ittoop J Ancheril, Sailekha P, Ashwin Kumar Bharati. Efficacy of shirisha twak lepa in the management of dadru. Int Ayur Med J August 2015;3(8): 2265-70( ISSN- 2320 5091)
    • Abhilash.P.S, Ittoop J Ancheril, Anila P.S, Gokul J , Harshavardhan B. An appraisal on Mahagadas in samhitas. Punarnav JULY :AUG 15; 3(2): 1-4 (ISSN: 2348 1846)
    • Ittoop J Ancheril, Ashwin Kumar Bharati, Arun Raj GR, Rajalakshmi R, Harshavardhan B, Deepthi Vijayan. Concept of cumulative toxicity (Dushi Visha) in Ayurveda. The Pharma Innovation Journal 2015 ; 4(7): 16-19(ISSN: 2277- 7695)
    • Ittoop J Ancheril, Ashwin Kumar Bharati, Sailekha P, Niveditha PN, Deepthi Ittoop. A clinical study on the efficacy of Karanja beeja taila along with Dooshivishari agada in the management of Psoriasis.Global J Res. Med. Plants & Indigen. Med Aug 2015; 4(8): 162–171(ISSN 2277-4289)
    • Sreejith G S, Ittoop J A, Anitha M G, Ravishankar. Hepatoprotective activity of Dushivishari agada in paracetamol induced hepatotoxicity of Wistar rats. Int J of Res Ayu Pharma Sep Oct 2015; 6(5): 602-8. (ISSN 2322 – 0910)

Health magazines

    • Jyothi Sajayan, Anusree Mohan. Sirisa-The wonderful vishagna. Ayurveda and All April 2015: 22-23(0973-9831)

Anusree Mohan, Jyothi Sajayan. Milk as a white posion. Ayurveda and All April 2015: 19-21(0973-9831)

Ittoop J Ancheril, Deepthi Ittoop. A Review on Spider Poison (Lootha Visha) in Ayurveda.  Ayurveda and All. July 2015: 31-36(0973-9831)

Jyothi Sajayan, Anusree Mohan. Ashwagandha – The Divine Drug. Ayurveda and All Sep 2015: 20-22(0973-9831)



  • Vijayalaxmi Mallanavar, Shailaja U, Sunil Kumar K N, Ashwini Kumar S Bharati, Arun Raj GR. Standardisation of Karshyahara yoga: An Ayurvedic Nutraceutical Supplement. Int Journal of Res Ayur and Pharma Jan- Feb 16; 7(Suppl 1): 94-97(2229-3566)
  • Amala Jyothi, Aruna Naga,Rajalakshmi R, Ashwinikumar S bharati. Vatsanabha: An Agada perspective. IAMJ July 2016;4(7): 1235-41(ISSN:2320 5091)
  • Shweta Nidagundi, Chaitra H.A Review on Ayurvedic management on venomous snake bite. IAMJ July 2016;4(7): 1284-90(ISSN:2320 5091)
  • Chaitra H, C M Sreekrishnan, Asha K V, Gururaj Anil Bhat, Poornima B. Association of dooshivisha in Kitibha kushta (Lichen planus): A prevalence study. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. Jul – Aug 2016;7(4): 68-71(ISSN (online) 2229-3566. ISSN (Print) 2277-4343)
  • Gururaj Anil Bhat, Chaitra H. A Clinical study on the management of peenasa with chitraka haritaki lehya. European J Pharma Med Res 2016;3(10): 321-324.( ISSN 2394-3211)
  • Sreejith G S, Ittoop J Ancheril, Sunil Kumar K N, Anitha M G, Arun Raj GR. Chemical analysis of Dushivishari Agada: An Ayurvedic Herbo mineral formulation to combat residual toxicity. Int Journal of Res Ayur and Pharma Jan- Feb 16; 7(Suppl 1): 80-3(2229-3566)
  • Anusree Mohan, Jyothi Sajayan. Food Preparations in Ayurveda. Ayurveda and All. Dec 2015: 18-20. (0973-9831)
  • Aruna Naga, Amala Jyothi,Rajalakshmi R. A review on Upavisha – Snuhi (Euphorbia nerifolia linn) IAMJ July 2016;4(7): 1231-4(ISSN:2320 5091)
  • Rajalakshmi R, Amala Jyothi, Aruna Naga. Gunja – The alluring poison. IAMJ July 2016;4(7): 1227-30(ISSN:2320 5091)
  • Ittoop Jacob Ancheril, T. Sharanesh, K. Naveen, V. Deepthi. Snake bite treatment in Prayoga samuccayam-A Book review.Ancient Science of Life April-June 2016; 35(4): 245-8. ( ISSN: Print -0257-7941, Online – 2249-9547)




  • Aravind D, Gopendra Chandra Kamal , Sourav Ballav , Ashwini Kumar S Bharati Conceptual study on anti-toxic action of Kshara agada: A review. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. 2017;8(Suppl 1):19-21(ISSN (online) 2229-3566)
  • Sourav Ballav, Ashwini Kumar S Bharati , Sanath Kumar T , Sunitha G , Sk. Hafiz Hassan. Vishaja vrana: A literary review. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. 2017;8(Suppl 1):22-24(ISSN (online) 2229-3566)
  • Sunitha G *, Gazala Hussain, Shashabindhu, Sourav Ballav Chathurvimshathi upakrama and its importance: A review. J Biol Sci Opin 2017;5(1): 6-10.( ISSN 2321 – 6328)
  • Gazala Hussain. A review on parada bandhana. J Biol Sci Opin 2017; 5(1): 11-13. (ISSN 2321 – 6328)
  • Dr. Sunitha G. and Dr. Chaitra H. Ayurvedic management of Sidhma kustha with special reference to Psoriasis – A case report. World Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences 2017; 6(3):951-6(ISSN 2278 – 4357)
  • Anjali W.G, Sanath Kumar T, Chaitra H. Review on traditional management of viper bite cases. J Biol Sci Opin 2017;5(2):21-23.(2321– 6328)
  • Sunitha.G & Gazala Hussain: Darvikara Visha and Its Treatment with Special Reference to Keraleeya Visha Chikitsa: A Review. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal May 2017 5(5); 1677- 86 (ISSN: 2320 5091)
  • Sunitha G, Shashibindu, Gazala Hussain. Effect Of Vamana And Shamanaushadhis In Eka Kushta-A Case Report. International AyurvedicMedical Journal May 2017 5(5); 1665- 73 (ISSN: 2320 5091)
  • G. Sunitha and Gazala Hussain. Visha bilwadi gutika: A review. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. 2017; 8 (Suppl 2):42-49 ISSN (online) 2229-3566)
  • Sunitha G, Gazala Hussain. Toxic effect of Endosulfan with special referenceto Dushi visha: A review.UJAHM 2017, 05 (02): Page 1-5(ISSN 2347-2375)
  • Sk Hafiz Hasan, Gazala Hussain. A literary review of Bilva (Aegle marmelos) with reference to its antitoxic effects. UJAHM 2017; 4(5):15-17 (ISSN-2347 2375)
  • Anjali W.G and Chaitra H. A review on Nimbadi guggulu. J Biol Sci Opin 2017; 5(3): 37-38.ISSN 2321 – 6328
  • Sunitha.G and Gazala Hussain. Visha vaidhya sara samuchchaya: A book review. J Biol Sci Opin 2017; 5(3): 39-42.ISSN 2321 – 6328
  • Acha Vidhyadharini and Chaitra H.A review on Aragwadadhi kashaya with reference to ancient literatureWorld Journal Of Pharmacy And Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2017; 6(4): 817-827ISSN 2278 – 4357
  • Acha Vidhyadharini and Chaitra H. Ayurvedic management of switra with special reference to vitiligo: A case report. J Biol Sci Opin 2017; 5(4): 57-60ISSN 2321 – 6328
  • Sangita Maharjan, Ajantha, Arun Raj MN, Anjana. An Appraisal On Kapha Dosha Vaishamya Lakshanas. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal Sep 2017 5(9):3597-3607 (ISSN: 2320 5091)
  • Sunitha G and Gazala Hussain. Moorvadi choorna: A literary review. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2017; 6(5): 102-104.
  • Gopendra Chandra Kamal, Ashwini Kumar S Bharati. Chronic lead poisoning in children. Ayur log: National Journal of Reseach in Ayurved Science 6th Mar 2017(5): 153-9(ISSN-2320-7329)
  • Sunitha G and Gazala Hussain. A review on Jeevaraksha gutika. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2017;6(4): 72-74.(ISSN : 2277 –4572)




  • Sunitha G and Gazala Hussain. Pharmaceutical and analytical study of Visha bilwadi gutika. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2017;6(6): 120-124
  • Sunitha G. and Dr. Gazala Hussain. Lootha visha: A case report. European J of Biomed and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2018, Volume 5, Issue 3 703-707.( I SSN 2349-8870)
  • Hafiz Hasan, Gazala Hussain and W. G. Anjali. A review on Mahagada. European journal of pharmaceutical and medical research 2018,5(4), 249-254( ISSN-2394-3211)
  • Anjali W.G. Chaitra H, Sk.Hafiz Hasan, Acha Vidhyadharini, Arya Subhash. Neelikaranjadi kashayam: A review. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018;7(2): 57-60 (ISSN : 2277 –4572)
  • Sunitha G, S.K Hafiz Hasan, Gazala Hussain .Koshatakyadi Yavagu: A review. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018; 7(2): 37-40. (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Amritha Aravind, Sreekala Vijayan , Gazala Hussain, Ashwinkumar S. Bharati, Sagar K. Kora. A Review on Ahara (Food) In Prayoga Samuchchaya. EJBPS, 2018, 5(7): 205-207(ISSN 2349-8870)
  • Sreekala V, Amritha Aravind, Chaitra H, Gazala Hussain, Ashwinkumar S Bharati. A review on Vishavaidya jyotsnika. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018; 7(1):7-9. (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Krishnapriya S, Sk. Hafiz Hasan Gazala Hussain.   Ekasara gana: a review. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018; 7(1): 10-13. (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Anjali W.G, Sk.Hafiz Hasan, Chaitra H , Gazala Hussain. Phytochemical analysis of Bilvadi gutika. J. Pharm. Sci. Innov. 2018; 7(4): 128-30 (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Vidyavati T, Gazala Hussain, Ashwinkumar S Bharati, Srinidhi S. A review on vishaghna shirisha yogas. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018;7(4):110-114. (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Acha Vidhya Dharini, Gazala Hussain, Chaitra H. A glimpse of dravya shodhana as per arogya raksha kalpadrumah: A review. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018; 7(4):104-109. (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Sunitha G, Acha.Vidhya Dharini , Gazala Hussain . Vipadika: A case report. J Biol Sci Opin 2018; 6(3): 40-43(ISSN 2321 – 6328)
  • Krishnapriya S, Pavan K Sreerudran, Gazala Hussain. A review on Kalyanaka ghrita as vishaghna. J Biol Sci Opin 2018; 6(4):83-85.( ISSN (Online): 2321– 6328)
  • Hafiz Hasan, Sunitha. G, Gazala Hussain, Krishnapriya S, Sourav Ballav. A review on Sanjivana agada. J Biol Sci Opin 2018; 6(4):86-90. (ISSN (Online): 2321– 6328)
  • Krishnapriya S, Pavan K Sreerudran, Gazala Hussain. Ghrita yogas in vishavaidya jyotsnika: A review. J Biol Sci Opin 2018; 6(4):91-93. (ISSN (Online): 2321– 6328)
  • Acha Vidhya Dharini, Chaitra H. A review on antidotes with special reference to Basavarajeeyam. J Pharm Sci Innov. 2018; 7(4):115-120 (ISSN: 2277 –4572)
  • Vidhya Dharini, Sagar K. Kora, Chaitra H. A review on Kashyapokta virechana yoga for Dooshivisha with special reference to Astanga sangraha. EJPMR, 2018,5(7), 221-225 (ISSN 2394-3211)




  • Krishnapriya S, Pavan K Sreerudran, Gazala Hussain. Anjana Yogas in Visha Chikitsa: A Review. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019; 10(1): 61-67 (e ISSN 2350-0204)
  • Ashwin Kumar Bharati, Vijayalaxmi Mallannavar, Srikrishna S, Nataraj H R. Consumer protection act 1986 and its implementation in healthcare systems. Ayurpub Mar-April 2019; 4(2): 1230- 6
  • Arya Subhash, Chaitra H. A review on colourful mehendi – The risk of paraphenylenediamine. J Biol Sci Opin 2019; 7(2):16-18.( ISSN 2321 – 6328)
  • Vidyavati T, Hussain G, Nataraj HR, Srinidhi S, Gandhahastadi Agada: A Review, Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics. 2019; 9(3-s):966-971
  • Vaishak V V, Krishnapriya S, GazalaHussain, Ashwinkumar S Bharati. Paranthyadi Taila: A Review. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 1:317-323 (e ISSN 2350-0204)
  • Amritha Aravind, Sreekala Vijayan, Ashwinkumar S Bharathi. A Review on Water Purification with special reference to Susruta Samhita. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 1:375-380 (e ISSN 2350-0204)
  • Perera K M S P, Chaitra H, Sharad Kumar M. Vasti Karma (Enema Therapy) in Agada Tantra – A Review. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 1:445-452([e ISSN 2350-0204)
  • Ashwin kumar S Bharati, Vijayalaxmi Mallannavar, Sri Krishna S, Nataraj H R. A review on- medical malpraxis and medical negligence. Ayurpub; IV (4): 1318-1323 (ISSN 2456-0170)
  • AchaVidhyadharini, Chaitra H. Phytochemical Analysis of Vishaghna Gana Chakrika – An Ayurvedic Formulation. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019 11(2): 620-8 [e ISSN 2350-0204]
  • Grashma C S, Chaitra H., Sagar K Kora. A conceptual review on Shirisharishta. Int. J. Res. Ayurveda Pharm. 10 (4), 2019 (ISSN Print: 2277-4343)
  • Grashma C S and Chaitra H. Therapeutic properties of vachadi gutika: A review. J Biol Sci Opin 2019; 7(4):45-48.
  • Nataraj H.R, Noor Fathima, Satish Pai. Effect of environmental pollution on herb Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba) with special reference to heavy metal concentrations. Ayurpub Nov-Dec 2019; 4(6): 1423-30 (ISSN-2456-0170)




  • Rinchu RS, Chaitra H. Therapeutic review of Nirgundi in Ayurvedic classics. Int J Health Sci Res. 2019; 9(8):439-443. (ISSN: 2249-9571)
  • Acha Vidhyadharini, Chaitra H. Phytochemical Analysis of Vishaghna Gana Chakrika – An Ayurvedic Formulation. Int J Ayu Pharm Chem 2019 Vol. 11 Issue 2: 620-8 [e ISSN 2350-0204]
  • Chaitra.H, Gururaj Anil Bhat, Pradeep.  Saga of traditional snake bite healer. Ayurpub Jan-Feb 2020;5(1): 1435-8
  • Chaitra.H, Gururaj Anil Bhat. An acclamation of legendary traditional snake bite practitioner. Ayurpub Mar-Apr 2020; 5(2): 1483-88
  • Mahadevappa Kotnalli1, Gopendra K, Sanath Kumar T, Gazala Hussain. Damshaja Shula: A Review. Journal of Drug Delivery & Therapeutics. 2020; 10(2-s):171-174
  • Pooja Prakash, Arya Subhash, Ashwin Kumar Bharati. A literary review on Charakokta Vishaghna gana- Agadatantra perspective. RGUHS Journal of AYUSH Sciences July 2018; 5(2):21-25(Published in 2020)
  • Rinchu R S, Chaitra H. Review on Dhavashwakarnadhi Jalasodhana yoga. RGUHS Journal of AYUSH Sciences Jan 2018;5(1):28-34(Published in 2020)
  • Sunitha G, Gazala Hussain, Shivani Anil Kumar Chouksey, Arya Subhash. Laksha haridradi yoga in air pollution: A review. European Journal of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical sciences 2020; 7(4): 145-148.