STUDY OF ``PANDU`` – AN AYURVEDIC LITERATURE REVIEW
*Dr. Govind Asaram Mule, Dr. Vijay R. Potdar and Dr. Bhagashri Soge
Pandu is a disease described in all classical text of Ayurveda. It is our purpose to understand the seriousness of disease and have complied all literature of Pandu and reviewed it. It is patients of Pandu disease with its own pathogenesis and treatment most resembles it can be correlated with anaemia. Pandu considered as Rasa Pradoshaj. Acharya Sushrut stated it as Rakta Pradoshaj. The formation of Rasadi dhatus depend on proper food intake. Nutritional deficiency is one of the major etiological factors of this disease. They cannot take fresh, green leafy vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits etc. malnutrition, stress- strain, workloads, changed Diet and life style are the triggering factors for Pandu. Pandu and etiological factors have been described very basically etiopathogenesis.
Keywords: Pandu, Rasavaha, Anaemia.
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