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AVALEHA FORMULATIONS CONTAINING HARITAKI (TERMINELIA CHEBULA RETZ) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TAMAKA SHWASA - A REVIEW

Neelam*, Yadav Pramod R. and Prajapati P. K.

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Introduction: Haritaki (Terminelia Chebula Retz) is one of the important drugs mentioned in Ayurvedic Materia Medica because of its immense potential of curing different disease conditions, also used as a Rasayana (promote tissue growth and health) in different seasons along with a specific adjuvant. It stimulates digestive capacity, Vatanulomana (regulates movement of Vata Dosha) and shows immunomodulatory properties and thus help in improving body’s defence system. Avaleha (confection) formulation is one of the most preferable varieties of Ayurvedic dosage forms due to ease in its administration, palatability and longer shelf-life. Different Avaleha are used in the disease of Tamaka Shwasa described in various Ayurvedic classics for all age group patients. Haritaki containing Avaleha are predominantly used in management of Tamaka Shwasa. Therefore, it becomes necessary to describe the rationality behind such inclusion. Materials and Methods: A number of clinical studies have been performed on different Avaleha formulations in the management of Tamaka Shwasa. A review has been carried out of such works to comprehend the importance of Haritaki in different types of Avaleha formulations used in Tamaka Shwasa. Clinical studies pertaining to Agastaya Haritaki Avaleha, Bharanagadi Avaleha or Bharangi Guda Avaleha, Chitrak Haritaki Avaleha, Kamsa Haritaki Avaleha, Shirishadya Avaleha, Vasaharitaki Avaleha, Vyaghri Haritaki Avaleha have been reviewed. Result: It has been found that all the formulations showed good percentage of relief in the cardinal sign and symptoms of Tamaka Shwasa without any adverse effect. Conclusion: all the formulations have shown significant result on most of the Asthma Control Questionnaire (ACQ) and cardinal symptoms the Tamaka Shwasa. Different Avaleha which contains Haritaki as a main ingredient is effective in the management of Tamaka Shwasa without any adverse reactions.

Keywords: Avaleha, Tamaka Shwasa, Haritaki, Bronchial Asthma.


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