(These syllabus may change from time to time. Please check with the relevant Public Service Commission websites for any changes in the syllabus)
Part I : Basic principles of Ayurveda, Swasthavritha, Panchakarma.
Basic Principles of Ayurveda
Guna&karma of doshas-five types of doshas-lakshanas of vridhi and kshaya of doshas, dhauts and malas
-concept of ama
-symptomology samadoshas-treatment principles of samadoshas-doshopakramaneeya (treatment principles of vata, pitha and kapha) -dvividhopakramneeya-definition and symptomology of karshya and staulya-treatment principles and relevant yogas
-Principles of dravyagunavijnana-concept of rasa- guna-virya-vipaka-prabhava- their utility in chikitsa
- Theory of Panchabhutas- its clinical application.
Importance of dinacharya- benefits, procedure and contraindications of dantadhavana-
abhyanga-snana-vyayama-ahara-maidhuna-nidra -importance sadvritha-ritucharya- ahara and its importance- yogasanas employed for various diseases-nutrition and nutritional deficiencies.
Importance of panchakarma- arhanarhata, administration, samyakyoga, heenayoga, atiyoga of snehana, svedana,varnana,virechana,nasya,niruha,anuvasana and utharavasti- types of each of these modalities- vyapath and their management-therapeutic use of gandusha, dhuma, kabala, aschyodana, anjana and putapka-different modalities of murdhataila and their indications,
procedure and samyakyoga- various yogas used in panchakarma.
Part II : Nidana and Kaya Chikitsa
Nidana & Kayachikitsa
Nidana-purvarupa-lakshanasamucchaya-samprapti-chikitsatatva and vyadhayavasta based chikitsa of jvara, raktapitha, kasa, svasa, rajayakshma, cchardi, hridroga, trishna, atisara, grahani, mutraghata, prameha, gulma, udara, panduroga, sopha, visarpa,
kushta, svitra, krimi,vatavyadhi,vatasonitha, unmada and apasmara - common signs and symptoms and their interpretation-Diagnosis and Ayurvedic treatment of current epidemic fevers- Normal values and interpretation of blood routine examination- blood examination for liver function-renal function-thyroid function -ECG in clinical practice-
Part III : Yogaparichaya, Agathatantra, Salyatantra
Yogaparichaya - indications, composition and prakarana mentioned of following compound drugs-kashayas-shadanga, drakshadi, vyaghryadi, trayantyadi, sahacharadi.amritotharam, bharngyadi, chiruvilvkadi, elakanadi. dasamulakatutrayam, ashtavargam, prasaranyadi, dhanadanayanadi, brihatyadi,
rasnerandadi,. punarnavadi, gandharvahastadi, manjishatadi, rasonadi, nayaopayam, saptasaram, vasaguluchyadi, nisakatakadi,
rasnasaptakam, rasnapanchakam, various ganas mentioned in Ashtangahridaya sutrastana 15th Chapter- Ghritas - pippalyadi, vrishaghrita, shadpala, rasnadi, dhanvatnara, sukumara, tiktaka, mahatiktaka,vajraka, guggulutiktaka, indukantha, dadimadi, misrakasneha, brahmighrita, Kalyanaka,panchagavya-Lehyas- agastyarasyana,amritaprasa,kushmandarasayana,drakshadi, dasamulahareethaki, manibhadragula, kalyanaka gula- Churnas-taleesadi, taleesapatradi, kalyanakshara, ashtachurna, hinguvachadi, vaisvanara, navayasa, narayana, shaddharana,
avalgujabeejadi, avipathi, dadimashtakam, Tailas- sahacharadi, bhelatailam, balatailam,ksheerabala, pindataila, madhuyashtyadi, pinyakatalam, pippalyadi, Gutikas- patupanchakadi,saptasama, manduravatakam, Arishtas-takrarishta, abhayarishtam, ayaskriti. lodhrasavam,madhukasavam, gomutrasavam.
Agadatantra-identification savishadamsha- first aid for sarpadamsha-concept of dushivisha,gara and their management-vishasankata-pathyaapathya in visha-stavaravisha- pratyoushadhas for stavatavisha-indications and composition of vilvadi
gutika-dushivisharigutika- dashangaagada-neelidaladikashaya-nileetulasyadi kashaya- sigrupunarvadi churna-eladi churna-
Salyatantra- marmas and their classification- indications, modalities, procedure, samyakyoga, vyapath(with management) of raktamoksha- nidanapanchaka and treatment of vriddhi, vidradhi, arshas, asmari, sadyovrina and dushtavrina (with their possible correlations in Western Medicine)- principles of wound healing-burns, boil, abscess, carbuncle, cellulitis, erysipelas and their management- nagaradilepa. indications and composition
of guggulupanchapala, murivenna,
Part IV : Kaumarabritya, Prasoothitantra, Rasayana & Vajeekarma, Salakyatantra
Kaumarabhritya-importance of stanya-stanyadushti and its management-medhakarayogas for sishu-principles of treatment in children-kumarasosha and its treatment- talukantaka-physical and mental mile stones- common developmental anomalies in children- lakshadi taila- rajanyadi churna.
Prasutitantra-garbhinicharya- kshirapaka for each month-sutikaacharya- phalasarpis- pushyanugachurna-various yonivyapaths and their management- diagnosis of preganacy- antenatal care-vomiting in pregnancy- haemorrhage in pregnancy-hypertension, anemia, preeclampsia,eclampsia during pregnancy-dysfunctional uterine bleeding- infertility,
endometriosis, amenorrhoes, perimenopausal syndrome, pre menopausal syndromes, fibroids adenomyosis of uterus and overy-common obstetrical and gynecological diseases.
Rasayana & Vajeekarana- importance of rasayana-types- purvakarmas-compound drugs in rasayana (as per Ashtangahridya) and their indications-use of tipahala, chitraka, bhallathaka, tuvaraka, pippali, somaraji, lashuna, silajathu, haritaki, asvagandha, tila and punarnava as rasayana-medhyarasayanas-achararasayana- indications of brahmarasayana, chyavanaprasam, abhayamalakarasayana, narasimharasyana-definition and benefits of vajeekarana- definition of vrishyadravyas- single drugs and diet in vajeekarana-vajeekarana recipes- interpretation of semen analysis-male infertility.
Salakyatantra- nidana lakshanasamucchaya samprapi chikitsatatva and treatment of different vartmaroga, timira, linganasa, karnarogas, nasarogas, mukharogas and sirorogas- common compound and single drugs used in salakyatantra.
1. Textbook of Ayurveda: Volume 1 - Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda by Vasant Lad
2. The Complete Book Of Ayurvedic Home Remedies: A comprehensive guide to the ancient healing of India
by Vasant Lad
3. A Practical Approach to the Science of Ayurveda: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthy Living by Acharya Balkrishna