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Rajesh Km. Dharua* and Alok Km. Srivastava



Vatarakta is an illness where both Vata and Rakta are afflicted by distinct etiological factors. Description of Vatarakta has been done since Samhita Kala. According to Aacharya Charaka, clinical features of Vatarakta are different according to site. In case of superficial Vatarakta, symptoms are Kandu (Pruritis), Daha(Burning), Ruk (Pain), Ayaam (Extension), Toda (Pricking pain), Sphurana (Throbbing pain), Kunchana (Contraction), Tvak-Tamra-Shyava-Lohita-Varna (Dusky red or coppery coloration of skin), Bhanjana (Cracking). In case of deep seated Vatarakta, symptoms are Shvayathu (Swelling), Stabdhata (Rigidity), Kathinya(Hardness), Atiruk(Agonizing pain), Tvakashyavavarna, Tamravarna (Dusky red or coppery coloration of skin), Daha(Burning), Toda (Pricking pain) Sphurana (Throbbing pain), Paka(Suppuration), Granthi(Glandular enlargement), Sandhi-Asthi-Majjagat Chhedanavat Vedana(Cutting pain in joints, bones and bone marrow), Sandhi-Asthivakrata(Deformity in joints and bones), Khanjata (Lameness), Pangulya (Paraplegia). Sometimes, both characters co-insides. Vatarakta exhibits features of Gouty Arthritis in modern medical science. Gouty Arthritis is a complex metabolic disorder of protein metabolism which results from deposition of monosodium urate monohydrate crystals in joint space causing inflammatory Arthritis. Reported prevalence of this Gouty Arthritis is 2.0 to 2.6 per 1000 patients, usually between the age group of 25-50 years. This article aims to study the better concept of Vatarakta in Ayurveda and its better co-relation as per medical science.

Keywords: Vatarakta, Kandu, Daha, Stabdhata, Gouty arthritis.

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