STUDY OF COMMON KRIYAKALPA (LOCAL APPLICATION OF MEDICAMENT) REMEDIES USEFUL IN CURABLE VATAJ- NETRAROGA: REVIEW ARTICLE.
Vd. Jyoti R. Dakhore*, Vd. Pradnya R. Deshpande and Vd. Suvarna R. Sonawane
Eye is one of the complex organs, any disorder in its small part causes serious problem. In the modern science, eye diseases are classified according to parts, visual disorders and blindness. Ophthalmology is exclusively mentioned in Ayurveda by Acharya Sushruta. Ayurveda classified Netraroga (ophthalmic diseases) according to Dosha (basic constituents of body), as doshaprakopa (vitiation of dosha) is main etiological factor. Acharya Sushruta mentioned 10 vatajnetraroga (occur due to vitiation of vatadosha), of which only five are sadhya i.e. having good prognosis. With the medication, Kriyakalpa are special treatment of choice in vatajnetraroga. Also vatajnetraroga can be prevented with the use of kriyakalpa. Most of ingredients essential for preparation of kriyakalpa are rare, not easily available or not available throughout year. Much of them are not cost effective. According to Ayurveda, drug efficacy is depend on Rasa-virya-vipaka-doshaghnata etc. characteristics of drug. The aim of present study is to search and select common drugs which are potent, easily available, cost effective and useful in almost all kriyakalpas (local treatment as per Ayurveda).
Keywords: Cost effective, Doshaprakopa, Kriyakalpa, Sadhya, Vataj Netraroga.
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