Department of Agadtantra and Vyavahara Ayurveda (Department of Toxicology and Medical jurisprudence)
Agadtantra is the subject dealing with poisonous or toxicological effects of plants, animals, their effect and management. Poison refers to the toxins produced by toxic materials and living organism which are dangerous to human beings e.g. poisonous plants, heavy metal and its compound, the venom of snake, scorpion, spiders, bees etc., bacterial and non-bacterial food poisoning, artificial poison like insecticide, herbicide and rodenticide etc. It includes also occupational and industrial toxicity, its clinical manifestation, diagnosis and management. It includes also acute, chronic toxicity of various addicted drugs, its withdrawal and its management. The Department imparts Under Graduate education and training to students in Ayurvedic classical references of Visha (poison), its detailed description, its classifications and examinations, diseases caused by it, principles of managements and preventive measures of the poisons, and legal aspect of medical practice, medical aspects of Law and forensic medicine.
This also deals with jurisprudence and study of laws related to the practice. A large scope of research is possible apart from undergraduate teaching in the 2nd professional in this department.