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Article: ANALYSIS OF PANCHAMAHABHOOTA SIDDHANTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AMAVATA AND ITS MANAGEMENT THROUGH ERANDAMOOLADI NIRUHA BASTI: A CLINICAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Parinita S G *, J. R Joshi, Sandeep Desai
Abstract: Ayurveda has taken the foremost place in the management of crippling diseases. Amavata is one of them. With the march of time, most of the dietary habits, social structure, lifestyle and environment have been changing. Occurrence of Amavata kind of diseases on large scale is one of the outcomes of this modification. From modern point of view, this disease looks similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis in its clinical appearance. It is commonest among the chronic inflammatory joint disease in which joints become swollen, painful and stiff. Drugs that are available in modern science like NSAIDs have gastro-intestinal side effects whereas; DMARDs have renal and hepatic suppression. Hence considering the unpleasant effects of the disease and failure of complete cure through modern medicine, the present single arm study was undertaken with the objectives as to analyze the role of Panchamahabhoota in the manifestation of Amavata and to find out the efficacy of Erandamooladi niruha basti on the basis of Panchamahabhoota and assess its clinical and statistical significance with 5% level of significance.
Keyword: Amavata, Panchamahabhoota, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erandamooladi niruha basti