A CLINICAL STUDY ON DASHMOOL KWATH NASYA IN SURYAVARTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FRONTAL SINUSITIS
*Dr. Utkarsha Gurunath Pashte and Dr. Ashok Bhaurao Deshmukh
Shira is considered as a Uttamanga as it is the Ashraya for Prana, Pranavaha Strotas, Sadhya Pranahar Marma, and control all the function of Karmendriya. Suryavarta is one among the Shirorogas mentioned by the Bhruhatrayis. It comes under the Urdhwa Jatrugata Vikaras. Suryavarta is disease with Shirashool in Akshi, Bhru, and Lalat Pradesha increasing in morning and subsides in evening. Although can present at any stage causes more inconvenience to elder people. Symptomatology of Suryavarta reveals its close resemblance with that of frontal sinusitis. Frontal sinusitis affect 14% of total population with the peak incidence in the age group between 20-30 years. In modern medicine frontal sinusitis is managed by nasal Decongestants, Antibiotics, Analgesics and Surgery. After instilling decongestant drops rebound congestion after few hours is there. Patient having fear for surgery and its complications. This instill a need for ayurvedic management of Suryavarta. As per Charak Acharya Vata and Rakta Dosha are responsible for for Suryavart. Dashamool Kwath is measured as Vatashamak. It works as an anti inflammatory and analgesic agents.
Keywords: Prana, Pranavaha Strotas, Sadhya Pranahar Marma.
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