ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF KATUTUMBI TAIL NASYA IN HYPOTHYROIDISM: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100475
Author: Nidhi Nimeshwari *, Shuchi Mitra, Sushma Rawat, Usha Sharma, Khemchand Sharma
Abstract: Hypothyroidism is a common disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Levothyroxine (synthetic S.T4) is the most efficacious hormone replacement treatment for hypothyroidism. The occurrence of hypothyroidism is increasing gradually and there is great demand to treat the disease through heritage of Ayurveda, as it is completely natural and safe. Here, an effort is put forward to compile and critically analyze the various studies conducted on Ingredients of Katutumbi taila. Katutumbi tail nasya is used to treat chronic galganda. Nasya karma is a special procedure where the drug is administered through the nose and it moves from the nose up to the srigataka from where it spreads to whole of the interior of head. This article discusses Katutumbi tail, its use, methods of preparation, characteristics and possible mode of action.
Keyword: Hypothyroidism, Katutumbi tail, Nasya, Galaganda.