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POTENTIAL OF AYURVEDA IN CASE OF IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA PURPURA: A CASE STUDY

*Dr. Namrata P. Zanzat, Dr. Snehal Dhayaphule and Dr. Shashiprabha Gupta

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I - indicate the immune system which say about abnormal response of immune system, T- indicate thrombocytopenia which means low platelet count. The specific reason for ITP is not known so it is difficult to cure. Ayurveda classifies ITP under “Tiryaka Raktapitta” is a blood disorder mentioned in the classical ayurvedic texts. In Tiryaka Raktapitta, all the three doshas of body’s bloodstream, vata, pitta and kapha are vitiated resulting in the imbalance of metabolism of the bloodstream or resulting the imbalance of agni in the rakta dhatu. This imbalance affects the immune system and create an error where the immune system of body start attacking its own platelets. Treatment of ITP depends on severity of its symptoms. There are some classical ayurvedic formulas that are used to balance dosha which is directly linked with ITP. The present case study was dealt with the chronic form of the disease, to check the bleeding and to stop destruction of platelets. In this case an effort was made to treat a 54yr old female patient having symptoms of bluish purple discolourastion of skin on thighes, weakness since 3 years, treated with Durva swaras, Papaya leaves juice, kamdudha ras, Makardhwaj, Prawal pishti after 1 month of treatment patient reported with much improvement in symptoms and increase in platelet counts.

Keywords: Tiryaka Raktapitta, Durva swaras, Papaya leaves juice, Kamdudha ras, Makardhwaj, Prawal pishti.


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