STUDY OF ROLE OF ERAND PATRA SWARASA ON BAHUPITTA KAMALA W.S.R. INFECTIVE VIRAL HEPATITIS - A SINGLE CASE STUDY
Dr. R. M. Bansode*, Dr. Meenu Kaushik and Dr. S. S. Sant
Kamala is one of the disease of Annavaha strotas along with rakta dhatu and pitta dosha. Kamala is one of the disease described in brihutrayee. Aacharya Charak, Sushruta & Vagbhat have vividly described Kamala roga. According to Aacharya Charaka, Kamala is the advanced stage of Pandu roga(Anemia disease) & described Kamala in 16th Chapter of Chikitsha sthana along with Pandu roga, while Aacharya Harita, has considered it as a type of Pandu roga. But Aacharya Sushruta has mentioned it as a complication of Pandu roga as well as other disease & Vagbhata has described it as a separate disease. The symptoms of Kamala may be due to various infective or systemic disorders & one of them is viral hepatitis which is most common in tropical conditions like India due to unhygienic practice of food & water intake. As it is viral in origin, modern view is limited to supporting the liver function by giving plenty of glucose and rest. But in Ayurveda, Kamala is a disease of pitta and rakta dusti. As yakrita is moolasthana of rakta and Pitta is mala of rakta, Due to ashaya-ashriysambhanda, elimination of pitta through virechana is essential to treat rakta dusti. Here a case report of 45 years, male patient having bahupitta Kamala (Infective Viral hepatitis) was treated with Erand patra swarasa.
Keywords: Bahupitta Kamala, Pandu roga, Infective viral Hepatitis, Erand patra swarasa.
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