TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF PACHAN CHIKITSA IN AMAVAT
*Ujwala Vamanrao Pawar and Jyoti V. Meghdambar
Pachan is one of the type of saptvidha shaman chikitsa. Pachan dravya digest ama but usually does not cause agnideepan. Predominantaly action of pachan dravya on agni and vayu. Pachan occure due to Laghu, ruksha, ushan, teekshan guna, and katu, tikta, amla rasa. Tikta rasa act as a best amapachan and agnideepan. Pachan chikitsa is best in amaavastha. The main condition that responsible for amavastha is excess, apachit, adhya ahaar ras Dhatu i.e. ama. It is produced in body due to hypofunction of agni. The first dhatu i.e. rasa dhatu is not properly formed, instead the annarasa is fermented. As it retains in amashay for longer time period and get putrefy, This state of rasa dhatu is called ama.In other words, it can be explained that their will be disturbance in the secetion of digestive juices & enzymes Which make the intestinal movement sluggish such an environment is favourable for the fermentation in the intestine and form ama. Ama is the major morbid factor which play a vital role in causing amavata. Amavata is commonly occurring joint disorder. It is seen in both male and female and hence important cause of potential preventable disability.
Keywords: Pachan, Agni, Ama, Rasdhatu, Amavata.
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