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CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON COMPARISON BETWEEN MADANPHALA AND JEEMUTAKA AS VAMAKA DRUG IN URDHWAGA AMLAPITTA

Rajni Sharma*, Dr. Santosh E. Chavan and Dr. Surendra M. Vedpathak

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Amlapitta (Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia) is one of the most common diseases found in general practice. It is characterized by Amlodgara(Acid eructation), Utklesha(Nausea), Kanthadaha(Burning in Throat), Hrtdaha(Heart burn) Avipaka(indigestion). Regrding Panchakarma Acharyas have mentioned Vamana karma(induced vomiting for therpeutic purpose) as one of the most prominent treatments of Amlapitta. In Charak Samhita there have been described total six Vamaka drugs(emetic drugs) along with 355 formulations among which Madanphala(Randia spinosa) is being used most oftenly but there are certain other Vamaka drugs (emetic drugs) which are equally effective in different diseases. While studying further for specific conditions or diseases specific Vamaka drugs are indicated and one of them is Jeemutaka(Luffa echinata). Aim of the study is to compare the efficacy of Vamana karma between Madanphala(Randia spinosa) and Jeemutaka (Luffa echinata)as Vamaka Drug in Urdhwaga Amlapitta in terms of dose to induce Vamana, first vega initiation time, total time taken to complete the Vamana karma, incidence of Pittant Vamana(bile in vomitus), type of Shuddhi(purification) i.e. Pravara(maximum)/Madhyam(medium)/Avara(minimum) and objective is to study the reduction in the symptoms of Urdhwaga Amlapitta. Madanphala can be considered as controlled group as many studies have been conducted on this drug wheres Jeemutaka can be considered as trial group as this drug is to be explored which is the need of the study.

Keywords: Amlapitta, Vamana karma, comparison, Jeemutaka(Luffa echinata), Madanphala (Randia spinosa).


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