REVIEW ARTICLE ON ETIOPATHOGENESIS OF ASHMARI ROGA IN AYURVEDIC ASPECT
Dr. Roma Sahu*, Dr. Sanjay Shukla and Dr. Rupendra Chandrakar
Ashmari has been given the name of Yama because of its very annoying and unsightly nature. It is a major disease arising in Mutravaha srotasa, then there is severe pain along with urinary obstruction, it is called Ashmari disease. Due to the difficulty in healing by nature, it is included in the eigth serious disease (Ashtamahagad). According to modern science it correlates with Urinary Calculi (Stone) on the basis of nidan, lakshan etc The urinary calculi are of four types. Shleshman is the basis of all. The Similarly, Vata, Pitta and Kapha enter the bladder and after mixing with urine because of their adhaesiveness from the calculi. As even clean water kept in a new pitcher, gets muddy in due course of time in a similar way calculi are formed. As air and fire of the electicity in the sky consolidate water to form hail stroms, similary pitta located in the bladder in conjuction with Vayu consolidation kapha to from calculi. By nidanapanchaka early & proper identification of Ashmari and avoiding nidan and following pathya it can be treat easily.
Keywords: Ashmari, Mutravaha srotasa, Nidanpanchak, Upashaya.
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