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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-7

Asitakadi Churna in the management of Amavata with special reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis


1 PG Scholar, Dept of Kayachikitsa, Dr. BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, India
2 Reader, Department of Kayachikitsa, Dr.BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, India

Correspondence Address:
Ray Vasu
PG Scholar, Dept of Kayachikitsa, Dr. BRKR Govt Ayurvedic College
India
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Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis) is one of the commonly affected lifestyle and degenerative disease which was first described as an independent disease inMadhava nidhana (Ayurvedic text). It is a disease of Madhyama Roga Marga (Middle disease pathway) as it effects Sandhis (joints) andHridayaMarma (Heart). RAis a chronic degenerative disease of the connective tissue mainly involving the joints. Swelling and pain in multiple joints are the main features of Amavata. RheumatoidArthritis is a Auto immune disease that causes inflammation of the joints affecting mostly the middle aged females than in males. RA is typically treated with NSAIDS, Corticosteroids and immune-suppressive drugs which unfortunately causes hepato-toxicity, renal damage on prolonged use. So in the present study Asitakadi Churna (Ayurvedic powder medicine) for Amavata was selected. It acts as Amapachana (Biotoxin neutralizing), Agnideepana (Enzyme activating), Vatakaphahara (Balancing Vata- Kapha physical Constitution), Rechana (Purgation), Vedana stapana (Analgesic), Shoolahara (Pain reducing) Shotahara (Anti-inflammatory) andRasayana (Immuo-enhancer).


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