A REVIEW STUDY OF VATARAKTA W.S.R. PANCHNIDAN
Dr. Priyanka Gupta* and Dr. Aradhana Kande
Vatarakta described under vatavyadhis, its very important disease in Ayurveda. It is an illness where both vata and Rakta are vitiated by distinct etiological factors. Acharya Sushruta has described in the vatavyadhi chapter while Acharya Charak and Vagbhatta gave too much importance and described this as a separate chapter. There are two types of vatarakta i,e, Uttanvatarakta and Gambhiravatarakta. Generally it starts from feet but some times it may starts from hands, getting increased, spreads to entire body like Rat poison. On the basis of sign and symptoms we corelate this disease with the gout of modern medical science.
Keywords: Vatarakta, Hetu, Samprapti, Bheda, Upadrav.
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