AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF PITTASHMARI
Ayurveda is a science of life. Ashmari (stone) is not new for Ayurvedic physician and even though there is no straight forward description of gallbladder and gallstone but on the basis of clinical manifestation, the disease of Extra hepatic biliary disorders may be correlated to Pittashmari, Pittodar, Yakritpleehodar and Pittaj Shula. In classics, the term Ashmari is used for Bastigat ashmari. As there is necessity of wholesome approach, therefore I tried to compare the Pittashmari with gallstones and classified it according to dosha‟s on the basis of certain parameters. In Pittashmari there is vikriti of pitta or byproduct of rakta and Ashmari means stone/ calculus. Acharyas had some idea about the calculi in the gallbladder of cow which may have some relation to gallbladder and its symptomatology in human beings. The gastrointestinal motility is essential for propagation of food which plays active role in the process of preventing formation of Pittashmari. This article will enrich the grey area of indepth description about Pittashmari.
Keywords: Pittashmari, Pittodar, Yakritpleehodar, Pittaj shula, Gorochan, Pitta.
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