A LITERARY REVIEW ON KHANDA SHUNTHI AND PRASARNI AVALEHA FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF AMA VATA
Chinky Goyal*, Amrit Malik, Rimpaljeet Kaur and Sudhir Malik
Ayurveda, the fountain head of Indian medicine was conceived as a science and preached in this country some thousands of years ago, long before the other countries could dream of systematizing the concept of the remedies for human ailments. With the march of time, most of the dietary habits, social structure, life style, and environment have been changing. Occurrence of Amavata on large scale is one of the outcomes of this modification. It is commonest among chronic inflammatory joint diseases in which joints become swollen, painful, and stiff. It is a debilitating disease in view of its chronicity and complications. Ayurveda with safe and effective goodness has been pouring its valuable treasures to mankind since time unknown. Literature enlists a number of preparations in the management of Amavata. In the present study literature regarding Khand Shunthi and Prasarni Avaleha quoted in Bhava Prakash (Madhyam Khanda) under Amavata rogadhikar is expounded with all possible details. Individual drugs of the chosen formulation is expanded with respect to their synonyms, botanical details including Latin name, family, botanical description and parts used, Rasa Panchaka, chemical constituents and modern research references related to RA that can prove beneficial for mankind.
Keywords: Khanda Shunthi, Prasarni Avaleha, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Amavata.
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