AYURVEDIC INTERPRETATION OF SLE (SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOUS)
Dr. Ujwala V. Pawar*
SLE is the classical example of systemic autoimmune disease. It most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs and blood vessels, kidneys and nervous system. In this autoimmune disease, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. According to Ayurveda, as Acharya says, paka means inflammation and kotha means tissue damage, is not possible without involvement of pitta dosha. Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematous both are autoimmune diseases in which immune system gets hampered. The symptoms of vata kapha anubandhi amavata in Ayurveda closely resembles with rheumatoid arthritis and symptoms of pitta anubandhi amavata can be correlated with SLE as there is a great involvement of pitta dosha and rakta dhatu in SLE. And pitta dosha lies within Rakta dhatu in body. i.e. Ashrayashrayi sambandha.
Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, amavata.
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