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ROLE OF VARDHMAAN PIPPALI RASAYANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KAPHAJA KASA W.S.R CHRONIC BRONCHITIS: A SINGLE CASE STUDY

Dr. Arun Kumar Sharma* and Dr. Sangita Devi

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Ayurveda has very different approach towards the onset and treatment of diseases with tridosha theory. In Ayurvedic texts, Kasa is explained as an independent disease. Pathophysiology of Kasa includes pranvaha-sroto-dusthi along with vitiated kapha and vata. Kaphaja kasa is one among all types of Kasa, symptoms of which keep resemblance with that of chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is defined as a productive cough that lasts for three month or more per year for at least two years symptoms of chronic bronchitis may include wheezing and shortness of breath. By taking same in mind, a study was carried out in a patient with chief complaint of kasa (cough), kaphaja shthivan (expectoration), shiro-gaurava (heaviness in head), peenas (rhinitis), mandaagni (diminished appetite), aruchi (anorexia) and angamarda (malaise), patient was treated with oral intake of vardhman pippali rasayana for a period of 20 days in increasing and decreasing schedule of dosage. The medicine was given in the form of ksheera paka to pacify the ati teekshna property of property of pippali. The study yielded good result with symptomatic relief. Large randomized studies should be carried out in order to prove the efficacy of pippali vardhman rasayana.

Keywords: Kasa, kaphaja shthivan, shiro-gaurava, peenas.


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