Agad Tantra (Toxicology)

It is one of the eight branches of Ayurveda dealing with identification of poison, types of poison from minerals, plant and animal kingdoms as well as artificial poisons prepared from poisonous drugs and their treatment.

Description of incompatible or harmful food, drugs and food causing chronic poisoning symptoms has also been mentioned.  The concept of pollution of air and water has also been discussed and their role in causing epidemics and ruin of civilizations have been informed.