ROLE OF TIKTA GHRITA KSHEER BASTI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHIKSHAYA W.S.R. TO OSTEOPOROSIS
Dr. Poonam Singh Chauhan*, Dr. Gitanjali Sasmal and Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Ayurvedic description of Asthikshaya closely resembles with osteoporosis in modern medicine. Vata is mainly present in Asthi & Pakvashaya. Basti is the primary treatment of Vata Dosha and is known as Ardhachikitsa in Ayurveda. Dugdha & Ghrita both are Vata Shamaka & also provide Snigdhata (nourishment) in Asthidhatu. Due to Sukshma Guna of Ghrita the Sneha Basti Dravya reaches to Asthi Dhatu, produces Kharta & prevents Asthikshaya. Tikta Rasa is mainly Aakash & Vayu mahabhuta pradhan dravya. It increases the Shoshana & Khara guna of Asthi dhatu. This combination has ability to produce Kharatwa. Hence it can be concluded that Tikta Ghrita Ksheer Basti has ability to repair degeneration of bones & cartilages.
Keywords: Asthi Dhatu, Asthikshaya, Basti, Osteoporosis.
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