FRESH AYURVEDA HERBAL JUICES FOR CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA: A CASE STUDY
Purnima Datey, Alex Hankey and *Pradnya Karindikar
Background: At present, incidence of leukemia is increasing. Adverse environmental factors, side-effects of drugs, and polluted foods all increase its incidence. Drugs used for leukemias extend patient life-span, but do not cure. Chemotherapy is standard, but expensive and with side-effects. Alternatives need to be identified. Here we present a case of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, which responded well to Ayurveda Rasahara, herbal juice, treatment. Methods: A case study of seven month‟s duration. Patient: A male diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia on 23-07-2014 aged 46. Informed Consent: Filled and signed by participant. Medicines: 400mg Imatinib, increased to 600mg; then with Rasahara. Assessment: BCR-ABL%. History: On diagnosis, patient was prescribed 400 mg Imatinib per day. This was increased to 600 mg p.d. when BCR-ABL% increased. After initial reduction BCR-ABL% increased greatly. Rather than start second line medication, the patient reported to the Rasahara Kendra Clinic on 08-02-2017. He then took Rasahara daily. Results: After 3 weeks Rasahara, tests indicated a large decrease in BCR-ABL%. By 20-12-17 it was only 0.030%. The patient also reported increased well-being. Discussion: The patient‟s physician hypothesizes that Rasahara has helped Imatinib to work. All the herbs prescribed are known to fight cancer; whether they caused the decrease in BCR-ABL% or the Imatinib is yet to be determined.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Herbal Juices, Rasahara, BCR ABL%, Imatinib, CML.
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