EFFECT OF NIRGUNDI GHANAVATI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF GRUDHRASI
Geetanjali S. Khedkar* and P. V. Jagtap
Grudhrasi, a prominent ailment categorized among the eighty variations of Vatajananatmajavikaras, is known as a Shoolapradhanavyadhi. This condition affects the Adhakaya, leading to a disruption in the patient's normal movements and daily activities. The name itself vividly portrays the agonizing nature of this ailment. An important distinguishing factor is the Sakthi Utkshepanigrahana. This ailment draws parallels with sciatica, where discomfort originates in the lower back and extends through the back and side of the leg. Conventional remedies for sciatic pain typically involve pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications. However, Ayurveda outlines a comprehensive array of effective remedies, both internal and external, to address Grudhrasi. This endeavour seeks to dissect the Grudhrasi ailment in comparison to Sciatica. This article is a case study of a 55 years female patient with signs & symptoms of Grudhrasi. This case study shows potential of Ayurveda and it proves Ayurveda has evidence-based treatment. In this case study patient of Grudhrasi was treated with the formulation of Nirgundi Ghanavati.
Keywords: Grudhrasi, Sciatica, Sakthi Utkshepanigrahana, Nirgundi Ghanvati.
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