Ayurveda : Ayurveda Padartha Vidyan
Ayurveda Padartha Vidyan not just relates to the natural, life of knowledge but also has a medical aspect. This aspect explains the knowledge of the criteria and conditions in which the padarth can be used as medicines and what are the various factors that need to be kept in mind while judging the medicinal value of the padarth or any substance.
An illustrating example for this is the mitigation of vata dosha if the substance is Guru in Guna and Madhura (sweet) in Rasa. Here Guru Guna and Madhura Rasa are the determining factors useful for curing Vataj Roga (disease related to Vata Dosha). The criteria on the basis of which the medicinal value of the substance can be considered are: