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A CLINICAL STUDY ON ETIOPATHOGENESIS OF KOSHTA SHAKHASHRITA KAMALA AND ITS SAMPRAPTI VIGHATANA BY VASADI KASHAYA

Vallari Pujari*, Geetha B. Markande and Prashanth Jain

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Background: The illustration of Varna has been mentioned in our classics with great description. It helps in the categorizing the Prakruta and Vaikruta Varna. In the present disease Kamala, the important sign which a doctor come across is the Vaikruta Varna i.e., Haridra Netradi. Yellowish discoloration of scleral conjunctiva, skin etc., prompts the onset of this disease which in parlance is correlated with disease of Viral Hepatitis. Liver has been clinically involved in the pathogenesis of this disease, dysfunction of liver cell is responsible for various other constitutional symptoms. About 2.3 billion people of the world are infected with one or more of the Viral Hepatitis. It results in and around 1.4 million deaths each year. Vasadi Kashaya has been explained in Baishajya Ratnavali, Pandu Roagadhikara for Kamala chikitsa. It contains five tikta rasa dravyas which normalizes the condition. Considering the increased incident rate and erratic food habits, the present study has been intended to evaluate the efficacy of Vasadi Kashaya in Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala through Samprapti Vighatana. Objectives: To study the process of Samprapti Vighatana through Vasadi Kashaya in Koshta Shkhashrita Kamala and to study its etiopathogenesis. Methodology: An open labeled single grouped clinical trial with pre and post test design was carried out in 30 subjects aged 16-70 years presenting with classical signs and symptoms of Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala. 40 ml of Vasadi Kashaya was given before and after food for 28 days. Detailed proforma was prepared to assess the results and observations. Conclusion: Vasadi Kashaya substantiate that it does interfere in breaking of Samprapti. and does have beneficiary effect in Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala. Results: The statistical analysis reveals that most of the symptoms of Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala shows highly significant result.

Keywords: Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala, Vasadi Kashaya, Samprapti Vighatana, Varna, Viral Hepatitis.


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