AN ETIOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF KAPHAJA KRIMI W. S. R. TO WORM INFESTATION AND ITS UPSHAYATMAKA PARIKSHAN WITH SHIGRUADI MODAK
Poonam Rawat*, Awadhesh Kumar and Deena Nath Singh
In the present scenario, we all are surrounded by krimis in some or the other forms. Some are visible with naked eyes and some are invisible. With the help of aaptopdesh, anumaan and yukti pramaan, our acharyas used to acquire „the trikaalik gyaan‟ i.e., the knowledge of past, present and future. This trikaalik gyaan enabled them to visualize even the minute and invisible things. This is why they were known to be called as „sukshmadarshi‟. Being sukshma or minute in nature, these krimis travel to various channels or srotas of body and hinder the normal functioning of the body. The description of krimi is done by Acharya Charaka in Vimansthana-7 which itself is suggestive of its importance. Amongst the 4 types of krimis i.e, pureeshaja, raktaja, kaphaja and bahaya, the classical features of „kaphaja krimi‟ resemble to a great extent to those present in intestinal worms. In our routine running OPD‟s and IPD‟s there come about 75 % to 80 % of patient with certain type of skin diseases, anemia, loss of appetite, weaknesses, swellings etc. and if we ask them about their bowel habit, it is usually very poor. Since, in Ayurveda we all know that the origin of every disease is „MANDAGNI‟. So, in the treatment part we usually recommend them some DEEPANA, PAACHANA and VIRECHAKA aushadhis and majority of them get relieve by their problems. So, what we have done is that knowingly or unknowingly we have also cleared the worms which could have been the possible cause of the above-mentioned sufferings. In this study, 60 cases divided in Group A and Group B were taken and administered the suitable dosage of Shigrudi Modak according to the age. It was found that the age between 17-34 in years in Group B and between 5-10yrs in Group A were more prone to worm infestation. The combination of the trial drug “SHIGRUADI MODAK” has proved better result in the Cardinal symptoms, Srotodushti lakshana, Dosha-Dushti lakshana, stool report and hematological investigations.
Keywords: „Mandagni?, Deepana, Paachana and Virechaka, Srotodushti lakshana.
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