There is a general misconception that Ayurveda is all about Home remedies, using simple herbs to treat the disease etc. There is also belief that any Ayurveda medicine can be given to anyone and one medicine can be given for same purpose for all people.
But Ayurveda is a great and vast scientific field, where every medicine has been explained with specific instructions regarding time of intake, in which conditions the medicines can be given, till what stage of the disease for how long the medicine can be taken etc.
Most of the Ayurvedic medicines can only be taken under strict medical supervision.
Many of the Ayurveda medicines cannot be prescribed to children, pregnant ladies or lactating mothers.
Same medicine can act in different ways in different persons with different combinations or co drinks.
Mahayograj Guggul tablet, a very famous medicine used in arthritis, is useful Kapha dominant diseases, if given along with Aragwadhadi Kashayam. The same medicine is useful in Vata dominant conditions, if given along with Rasnadi Kashayam.
Same Ayurveda medicine, in different dose is useful in different diseases.
Sanjivani Vati tablet
1 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat digestive problems.
2 tablet once or twice a day is traditionally the dose to treat gastro enteritis
In Ayurveda, medicine administration is a very intricate issue, involving many factors Like Bhoomi (the place to which the person belongs), Prakruti (the body constitution of the patient), Satwa (the toleration capacity of a person towards a specific medication), Satmya (dietary habits of the patient) etc.
In this background, extreme caution has to be exercised while you are SELF-MEDICATING yourself with an Ayurvedic medicine.
Ayurvedic doctors study Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery for five and half years, which includes one year of internship, They are the authoritative experts, under the supervision of whom, any Ayurvedic medicines can be taken in specified dose for specific time period.