ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: THE EFFECT OF LASUNAIRANDADI KASHAYA IN MANAGING CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE AS AN ADD ON THERAPY: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100242
Author: Kasthuri Nair A *, Arun Pratap, Miharjan K, Jishnu R, Lekshmi R
Abstract: Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels. CAD mainly involves underlying mechanism of atherosclerosis which may be caused by high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, lack of exercise, obesity, dyslipidaemia, poor diet and excessive alcohol consumption. In India, more than 10.5 million deaths occur annually due to CAD. According to 2010-2013 RGI data, proportionate mortality from CVD increased to 23% of the total. Ayurveda vividly describes heart diseases in the context of Hridroga in different classical texts. These concepts can be applied to CAD also. It can be interpreted as Sannipataja Hridroga with Kapha- Vata predominance and it occurs due to Praana-Rasavaha srotodushti. A 50 year old male patient; already diagnosed as CAD since 2 years came to our OPD with complaints of Dyspnoea on exertion (DOE), chest heaviness and occasional pain with general weakness of the body since 1 week, with ECG, ECHO, TMT and Coronary Angiography reports which shows CAD changes. On investigation, slight increase in Serum Total Cholesterol and LDL were noted. The patient was advised to take 32 ml of Lasunairandadi Kashaya (decoction) with Hingu (150 mg) as Prakshepa Dravya (adjuvant) for 90 days along with the treatment as usual (TAU).Lasunairandadi Kashaya is mentioned in Sahasrayogam, Vridhi Prakaranam. Most of the drugs are Hridya (cardiac protector), Tridoshahara (alleviation of aggravated bodily humours), Ushna Veerya (hot in potency) and Katu Vipaka (state of food/drug after digestion) and Lasuna (garlic) is Prabhanjananam Sreshtam (best for correcting Vata Dosha), which in turn helps in Srotosodhana (purifies the vessels) and Vataanulomana (downward movement of Vata). At the end of the study there was significant reduction in the TMT score along with the symptoms.
Keyword: Coronary Artery Disease, CAD, Lasunairandadi Kashaya