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CRITICAL REVIEW ON THE PHARMACEUTICALS ACTIONS OF LAUHA BHASMA(IRON) IN PANDU ROGA W.S.R TO IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA

Dr. Pratibha Sharma*, Dr. Pankaj Sharma, Dr. Tanuja Bharti, Dr. Ankush Kumar, Dr. Priyanka Parmar

Abstract

Ayurveda is a highly evolved and codified system of life and health science based on its unique concepts and fundamental principles. Tracing back its citations to Vedas, Pandu was a disease of major concern though out history. It has been mentioned in Rigveda and Atharvaveda by the names Halima and Harima respectively. Iron Deficiency disorder has been described by the name Panduroga thousands of years ago in the Ayurvedic classics. According to WHO, the prevalence of Anemia worldwide is 25%. In India, as per National Family, Health Survey-3 data suggests that Anemia is widely prevalent in all age groups in which 80 % of children under 3 years of age, 58% of pregnant women, about 56% of adolescent girls (15–19 years), 50% of non-pregnant, non-lactating women and 30% of adolescent boys are found anemic. Iron (Lauha) is the best remedy for Panduroga w.s.r. to Iron Deficiency Anemia. Ayurvedic classics have recommended formulations of Lauha as well as Nidana parivarjanam, Snehanam, Swedanam, Samshodhana for the management of this disease. This Review article focus on the pharmaceutical properties and action of lauha especially in Pandu roga.

Keywords: Lauha, Pandu roga, Ayurveda, Anemia.


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