ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMLAPITTA
Vd. Bhaskar M. Perke and Vd. Pallavi B. Dudhewad*
Amlapitta (Hyperacidity) is gastrointestinal disorder described in Ayurveda. Amlapitta is a very common disease in present era.The pachaka pitta (digestive enzymes etc. In this modernized and fast life each person is busy and living stressful life. People are unaware to take healthy food and most of them are attracted towards the junk foods and also changing their diet pattern. Amlapitta is a result of inappropriate dietary regimen or stress. Amlapitta as per Ayurveda is a disease in which excessive secretion of Amla Guna of Pitta takes place causing symptoms like burning sensation. Amlapitta vyadhi with life threatening disease of the world are due to faults in dietary habits. Pachak pitta (gastric juice) increases due to Kaphapradhana Tridoshaja Vyadhi It is characterized by acid regurgitation, nausea, heart burn indicating the vikruthi of Pachaka Pitta along with Kledaka kapha and Samana Vayu. This has encouraged assessing the effect of the Ayurvedic approaches, both Shodhana (Virechana) and Shamana in the management of AmlapIitta. Virechana is a method, which is much safer, less complicated procedure. Madhavkara has mentioned that the pitta is dominant in this disease. Aacharya Charaka has not mentioned Amlapitta as a separate disease but as a symptom.
Keywords: Amlapitta, shodhan, shaman, hyperacidity, pachak pitta.
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