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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 122-128

Role of Bhallattaka Kshira Paka management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis) - A clinical study

Professor in Kayachikitsa department, MGACHRC, Salod (H.), Wardha, India

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Vinod N Ade
Professor in Kayachikitsa department, MGACHR C, Salod (H.), Wardha
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Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) is one of the chronic, painful, dangerous and crippling diseases affecting multiple joint and manifested mainly due to Agnimandya (lack of digestive power) and Ama (undigested harmful portion formed from incompletely digested food or bio toxin). Madhava Nidana (700AD) has first mentioned the Amavata as a special disease entity, where Ama as well as Vata (biophysical force) plays a predominant role in the Samprapti (pathogenesis) of the disease. In contemporary practices Amavata can be compared to rheumatoid arthritis based on its etio-pathogenesis and clinical manifestation. The present work, Bhallataka (Semicarpous anacardium) Kshirapaka was compared with known Ayurveda drug Shuddha Guggulu (Commifera mukul) as and Ibuprofen (contemporary drug) as controls. Total of 63 patients (21 in each group) were enrolled and completed the 4 weeks treatment schedule. On analyzing the statistical results and clinical findings it can be understood that treatment of Amavata with Bhallataka Kshirpaka differs significantly from the treatment Shuddha Guggulu and Ibuprofen. There was no significant difference between Ibuprofen and Shuddha Guggulu treated groups. Hence if the choice is to be made among the three treatments, Bhallataka kshirpaka might be considered as the best and most effective drug. The trial drug did not show any side effects and complications in Amavata patients.

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