CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON ANTI TOXIC EFFECT OF APAMARG MOOLA IN VRISHCHIKA DAMSHA
Dr. Sandeep Singh Tiwari*, Dr. Ritu Rani and Dr. Mamta Masram
Scorpion bite is a common global public health problem including India. Despite various species of scorpions, only few of these can be potentially lethal to humans. In India, the annual number of scorpion stings cases exceeds 1.23 million, of which over 32,250 may be fatal. This can be attributed to various hurdles in the scorpion bite treatment like poor health services, difficult and untimely transportation facilities, wrong traditional beliefs, delay in anti-scorpion venom administration which ultimately leads to substantial amount of mortality and morbidity. Ayurveda has mentioned the bite of Sarpa, Keeta, Luta, Vrischika etc., the Jangama Visha (animate poisons), their characteristic symptoms and its management, in a very special branch of Astang Ayuveda. Vrischika (scorpions) is a type of Keeta (insect) due to its severity of poisoning and disease manifestations. Ayurveda Acharyas have given special attention to Vrischika Visha and are described in the classics as a special entity. Administration of anti-scorpion venom is the only specific treatment available in India but has many limitations like species specificity, difficulty in availability, affordability and ideal storage conditions. Vrischika Damsa is specific envenomation that needs medical attention. Much fruitful traditional and regional knowledge are available in the management of Vrischika Damsa Ayurveda has explained numerous medicinal plants in the management of Vrishchika Damsha (Scorpion bite). These medicinal plants widely used by traditional healers. So present paper gives an idea of medicinal effect of Apamarg Moola in Vrishchika Damsha.
Keywords: Vrishchika damsha, Scorpian poison, Apamarg, etc.
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