ROLE OF ERAND AND HARITAKI IN AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AMAVATA
*Vd. Savita Prajapati and Vd. Anjali Jain
Autoimmune disorders, a case of an abnormal condition in which the body reacts against constituents of its own tissues. We can say it is a resulting in failure of the immune system to differentiate between self and non-self. Ayurveda suggests that the immune system attacks the body's own cells do not accidentally, but it does to defend against a form of harmful metabolites body, ama’. According to Ayurveda “Ama” is responsible for most of the diseases we suffer from. Due to the diminution of agni the first dhatu namely rasa is not formed properly and The matter which has not undergone Vipaka, leading to Durgandha(bad smelling), which is large in quantity, which is picchil(sticky) and which leads to Gatrasadana is called Ama. the improperly digested rasa is Ama. Ama causes so many diseases one of them is amavat. Amavata is a chronic, progressive autoimmune disease. Amavata is a special disease entity in Ayurveda and were Ama as well as vata play a predominant role in samprapti of the disease Amavata. In bhav prakash errand and haritaki are well described for amavat. Erand is well known drug used for purgation Eranda Sneha (Castor oil) possess properties which causes increase in jathragni, penetrate into micro-channel, remove obstruction from micro-channel, pacify Vata-Kapha Doshas and remove them via purgation. Another drug is Haritaki is well known having rasa-Five types of tests except lavana (salt). Alleviates vitiation of all 3 doshas i.e. Tridosha hara. Due to Anulomana karma it helps in normalizing bowel movements. Administration of Haritaki with a hot water to relieve ama.
Keywords: Autoimmune, Aam, Amavata, Errand, Haritaki.
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