These drugs are usually made into thirty-seven different groups (Gana) which are as follows: -
The drugs known as Vidarigandha, Vidari, Sahadeva, Vishvadeva, Shvadanstra, Prithakparni, Shatavari, Sariva, black Sariva, Jivaka, Rishavaka, Mahasaha, Kshudra-Saha, Vrihati, Kantakari, Punarnava, Eranda, Hansapadi, Vrishchikali, and Rishavi, form the group known as the Vidari-gandhadi.
The drugs known as Aragvadha, Madana, Gopaghonta, Kutaja, Patha, Kantaki, Patala, Murva, Indrayava, Saptaparna, Nimva, Kuruntaka, Dasi-kuruntaka, the two kinds of Karanja, Patola, Kiratttikua, Guduchi, Chitraka, Shangshta, and Sushavi form the group known as the Aragvadhadi.
The group under discussion destroys the deranged Kapham and the effects of poison and proves beneficial in cases of Meha (morbid discharges from the urethra), Kushtha, lever, vomiting and itching of the body and acts as a purifying (aseptic) agent in the case of an ulcer.
The drugs known as Varuna, Artagala, Shigru, Madhu-Shigru, Tarkari, Mesha-Shringi, Putika, Naktamala, Morata, Agni-mantha, the two kinds of Sairiyaka, Vimvi, Vasuka, Vasira, Chitraka, Shatavari, Vilva, Ajashringi, Darbha, and the two kinds of Vrihati form the group known as the Varunadi.
The group is possessed of the efficacy of reducing the deranged Kapham and fat and proves efficacious in cases of cephalaegia, Gulma and internal abscesses.
The drugs known as Virataru, the two kinds of Sahachara, Darbha, Vrikshadani, Gundra, Nala, Kusha, Kasha, Ashma-bhedaka, Agnimantha, Morata Vasuka, Vasira, Bhalluka, Kuruntaka, Indivara, Kapotavanka, and Shvadanstra enter into the composition of the group known as the Viratarvadi.
The group subdues all disorders incidental to the deranged state of Vata and proves curative in Ashmari, Sharkara, Mutra-krichhra, Mutraghata and urinary troubles.
The group of medicinal drugs, known as the Salasaradi, consists of Salasara, Ajakarna, Khadira, Kadara, Kalaskandha, Kramuka, Bhurjja, Meshashringi, Tinisha, Chandana, Kuchandana, Shinshapa, Shirisha, Asana, Dhava, Arjuna, Tala, Shaka, Naktamala, Putika Ashvakarna, Aguru and Kaliyaka.
The group of the drugs, known as the Salasaradi Gana, destroys the germ of Kushtha, absorbs the deranged fat and Kapham and proves beneficial in morbid discharges from the urethra (Meha) chlorosis or jaundice (Pandu).
The group of medicinal drugs known as the Rodhradi consists of Rodhra, Savararodhra, Palasha Kutannata, Ashoka, Phanji, Katphala, Elabaluka, Sallaki, Jingini, Kadamva, Sala and Kadali.
The group is antidotal to the deranged Kapham and fat, is astringent in its properties, removes vaginal and uterine disorders, neutralises the effects of poison (anti toxic) and acts as a styptic and purifying agent in a case of ulcer and arrests all secretions and excretions of the body.