Dr. Abhaya Kumar Mishra currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana (RSBK). He completed his BAMS in the year 2002 from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha and Postgraduate (MD in Ayurveda) in the Department of Bhaishajya Kalpana (Indian Teaching Pharmaceutics) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore, Karnataka in the year 2007. He also completed Ph.D. from UTKAL University in the year 2011. He  has a total 9 years of UG teaching experience &  3 years of PG teaching experience. He has expertise in preparation of varieties of Ayurvedic herbo-mineral formulations. He was invited as a Chair person in the National Seminar conducted by Kasturab Medical College, Ayurveda Research Wing, Manipal University in 2014. He is also a Member of Departmental Doctorial Research Committee in Amrita school of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham Universities.


Publication Type: Journal
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2016 Journal Mishra Abhaya Kumar and Ramesh, N. V., “Multidimensional action of Trikatu”. 2016.
2016 Journal Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Preservatives and their use in Ayurvedic Pharmaceutics ”. 2016.
2016 Journal Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “An overview in modification of Ayurvedic dosage form”. 2016.
2016 Journal Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Neutraceuticals – an ayurvedic perspective ”. 2016.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2015 Journal Article Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “An overview of Spinal stenosis and its management”, Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal, pp. 378 - 381, 2015.
2015 Journal Article Mishra Abhaya Kumar, Remya, A., and Arun, M., “Role of Greevabasti in Manyastambha (cervical spondylosis)”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 361 - 363, 2015.[Abstract]

Manyastambha is one of the Nanatmaja Vata vyadhi. It can be correlated with cervical spondylosis in modern medicine. Cervical spondylosis is a very common condition. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 adults will have some degree of cervical spondylosis. It usually occurs in people of age 50 or older. With the emergence of computer technology in recent years, many computer engineers also developed cervical spondylosis. It is a degenerative condition of cervical spine that most likely to be caused by age related changes in inter vertebral discs. It may cause pressure on nerve roots with subsequent pain or paraesthesia in upper limbs.
Compression of nerve roots occur when a disc prolapses laterally. The main symptoms of cervical spondylosis are pain in the neck radiating to shoulder, upper arms, hands and back of the head. Any movement may cause aggravation of pain, so patient try to hold the neck rigidly. There may be muscle wasting, numbness and loss of sensation in arms, hands and fingers. Greevabasti is a variety of external snehana. It is a procedure of applying heat to cervical region by retaining warm medicated oil within a specially formed frame on this area. It is a localized form of basti, which is indicated in painful conditions of cervical region like cervical spondylosis, Spondylolysthesis, Cervical IVDP etc. Commonly used medicated oils are Mahanarayana taila, Mahamasha taila, Karpasastyadi taila etc. Greevabasti is found to be an effective treatment in many cases of cervical spondylosis.

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2015 Journal Article R. Divya, Mishra Abhaya Kumar, and Arun, M., “Effect of modified Patrapinda sweda with egg yolk for instant pain relief in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 402 - 404, 2015.[Abstract]

Low back ache affects approximately 60-85% of adults during some point of their life. Katigraha which is correlated with Lumbar Spondylosis (LS) is a degenerative condition affecting the discs, vertebral bodies and associated joints of lumbar spine. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. According to Ayurveda, katipradesha is described as an important seat of vata. In katigraha, vata gets vitiated at its own region producing pain and numbness. So vatahara treatments like Patrapinda sweda which is a snigdha sweda has been in practice. The modification of same Patrapinda sweda by adding egg yolk has found to be much effective in relieving the pain of katigraha. Traditionally the extraction of oil from egg yolk is a practice and is an effective pain reliever. There is extensive use of this oil with other medicated oils for external application in almost all nervous diseases. In katigraha as the pain and numbness are due to nerve root compression, use of kukkudantataila is very much effective. The same practice is modified in making special Patrapinda potali for swedana in katigraha.

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2015 Journal Article R. Priya, K., U. Pillai, and Mishra Abhaya Kumar, “Effect of Gandharvahastadi eranda taila in Katigraha”, AAMJ (Anveshana Ayurveda Medical Journal), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 352 - 354, 2015.[Abstract]

Katigraha is one of the Vatavyadhies which affects the normal function of lower limbs hampering the daily activities of a person. It is a neurological as well as musculoskeletal disorder. Among Ayurveda classics, Sharangdhara Samhita has considered Katigraha as a Nanatmaja Vatavyadhi. The cardinal features of Katigraha is pain and stiffness in low back region (Katipradesha) and restricted movement of the spine. Root cause of Katigraha is aggravated Vata and it may manifest with or without the association of Ama. Eranda is a preferred drug to treat Vata because most of the properties of Eranda is opposite to that of
Vata. Eranda pacifies Vata by its hot, unctuous, heavy and laxative properties. Eranda with its laxative property also helps to cure constipation by dislodging the encrusted matter. Eranda is the chief ingredient of Gandharvahastadi eranda tailam. The preparation contains 7 more ingredients with which it become more potent for pacifying Vata dosha. The medicine is administered internally in the dosage of 5mL with warm water or appropriate kwath before food. It’s an effective medicine for Katigraha.

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