CRITICAL UNDERSTANDING OF NIDANAPANCHAKA, CHIKITSA SUTRA OF AMAVATA
Anjali Sanjeev*, Gopi Krishna S.* and Vani Nayak*
Amavata is a disease of Rasavahastrotas. Amavata is a disease caused due to the vitiation or aggravation of vayu associated with ama. Vitiated vayu circulates the ama all over the body through dhamanies, takes ashraya in shleshmasthana (sandhi, amashaya), amavata is the outcome of agnidushti, amotpatti and sandhivikruti. When disease grow in intensity it become difficult to cure, as well as involved joints of hands, feet, head, ankles, knees & produces pain, swelling, stiffness & tenderness in affected joints. Amavata is the particular type of disease which is mentioned in Ayurveda since the period of Madhavkara (16th century A.D.) under the category of VataKaphaja disorders. Nidanas of Amavata narrated by Madhavkara are viruddhahara, viruddhachesta, mandagni, and exercise after snigdhahara etc. The treatment procedure described are langhan, swedan, tikta-katudravyas deepana, virechan, basti etc.
Keywords: Amavata, Mandagni, vata, Ama.
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