ANTIHEAMORRHOIDAL DRUGS USED IN AYURVEDA: A LITERARY REVIEW
Patel Akanksha, Daharia Madhuri, Gupta Rakshapal and Rout Om Prakash*
In Ayurvrdic Grantha, Veda, Samhita and Lexicons there are many treatment modalities have been explained for various diseases. In A.P.I. there is collection of these drugs. Under the Drugs & Cosmetics Act, the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (A.P.I.) is the book of standards for single drugs included therein and the standards prescribed in the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India is official. Ayurveda plays vital role in curing Arsha (Haemorrhoids) without surgical intervention there are so many herbal drug having Arshoghna property. In Arshas management the systemic medicines act by improving appetite, regularize bowel habits, astringent action on blood vessels and maintaining Agni and Srotas in equilibrium. Total number of arshoghna single drugs mentioned in A.P.I. part I is 97 and total number of formulations having arshoghna property in A.P.I. part II is 32. The present study is designed to screen all drugs mentioned in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia of India (A.P.I.) used for treatment of Arsha.
Keywords: Arsha, A.P.I., Antiheamoprrhoids, Ayurveda.
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