ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ASTHI, YAKSHMA AND RAJAYAKSHMA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Pulak Kanti Kar *
Abstract: Nowadays the word Rajayakshma has become synonymous to ‘tuberculosis’. But it is not always true. The disease produced by Mycobacterium tuberculosis is generally named using some suffix or prefix to tuberculosis e.g. pulmonary tuberculosis, tubercular arthritis, tubercular osteomyelitis etc; but these types of nomenclature of diseases in Ayurvedic system as asthigata rajayakshma, antragata rajayakshma, phusphusgata rajayakshma is not applicable. Hence a vide description is needed to clear about the terms yakshma, rajayakshma and sosha.
Keyword: Rajayakshma, tuberculosis, sosha