ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: THE COMBINED EFFECTIVENESS OF SATAVARICHINNARUHADI KASHAYA AND SIGRUVARUNASYA LEPAM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100244
Author: Arya.S *, L. Mahadevan, Miharjan.K, Arun Pratap, Arjun Chand C.P
Abstract: Introduction– Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder which affects the joints and manifest primarily as pain and later by limiting the joint functions along with swelling, redness and stiffness. Aim– To study the combined effectiveness of Satavarichinnaruhadi Kashaya and Sigruvarunasya Lepa in managing RA. Methods– A 62 yr. old female patient already diagnosed as RA for 2 years reported in the study setting with complaints of pain in all joints for 15 days. The patient was advised to take 48 ml of Satavarichinnaruhadi Kashaya and Sigruvarunasya Lepa twice daily for 30 days. Periodic evaluation with DAS28 formula and joint measurements was done on 0thand 30thday. Results– DAS28 Score, before treatment = 8.08, after treatment = 3.67 (P < 0.001) Discussion– Satavarichinnaruhadi Kashaya and Sigruvarunasya Lepa found to be very effective in RA. In Ayurveda RA can be related and understood as Vatasonita, which occurs due toSookshma Sara and Drava Sara properties of Vata and Rakta respectively. Most of the drugs in Satavarichinnaruhadi Kashaya are Vata-Pitta Samana, Seeta Veerya and Madhura Vipaka which in turn helps in managing the deranged Vata and Rakta, whereas in Sigruvarunasya Lepa both drugs are Kapha-Vata Samana, Ushna Veerya and Katu Vipaka, which in combination with Dhanyamla is Vata-Kapha Samana, Sparsa Seeta in turn reduces the pain due to Vata. At the end of the study there was significant reduction in ESR along with symptoms. Conclusion– Hence the combination of Satavarichinnaruhadi Kashaya and Sigruvarunasya Lepa is having significant role in the management of RA.
Keyword: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Satavarichinnaruhyadi Kashaya, Sigruvarunasya Lepa