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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online: 2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343

Article: AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis) AS ADJUVANT FOR REDUCING DOSHIC IMBALANCE INDUCED BY CURD: A CASE SERIES

Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.096177

Pages: 87-90

Author: Priyanka BV *, Mallika Kurat Jayavarma, Manjunatha Adiga

Abstract: Curd is prohibited indifferent ways with various rationales. Based on the review of available literature in Ayurveda,pilot case studies have been conducted in villages around Hassan district, Karnataka to ascertain the effect of curd taken without rules. Out of 436 subjects, 79% presented increased symptoms of Kapha after the intake of curd at night, which  re-established  the concept “Na Naktam Dadhi Bhunjeeta’’ means Curd is prohibited at night time.Based on this primary data of survey, the subjects with increased symptoms of Kaphaand Pitta were advised to consume 6g of deseeded Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) powder g with curd at night as per their habit of consumption.The subjects were interviewed after 30 days.All the twelve Kapha and six Pitta increased symptoms were reduced significantly (p=.001).After discontinuity of adjuvant Amalaki, the symptoms reappeared with the mean of 4.76 days. This ascertains the benefit of Amalakias adjuvant to the individual who consumed curd as a habit for long term.




Keyword: Ayurveda, Curd, Adjuvant, Night Time, Amalaki, Dhatu Samya ha Vruddhi.