ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AMALAKI (Emblica officinalis) AS ADJUVANT FOR REDUCING DOSHIC IMBALANCE INDUCED BY CURD: A CASE SERIES
Article Category: Case Reports
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.