ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF ASRUGDAR
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Kavita Mule, Nisha Kerle *
Abstract: In present era the disorders of menstruation are the commonest among gynaecological complaints. Asrugdar is one such disorder plagues a large section of the female population during some period of their lifetime. Menorrhagia is characterized by the excessive bleeding per vaginal in amount and duration both. In Ayurvedic classics, Menorrhagia is termed as Asrugdar, means excessive discharge of blood per vaginal. Backache, pain in lower abdomen and weakness are also present in this disease. All the gynaecological disorders come under the heading of Yonivyapad in Ayurvedic classics. Most of the Yonivyapad have characteristic features of menorrhagia such as Raktayoni, Rudhirkashara, Putraghni, Apraja etc. Among Ashta-artavadushti, Raktajaartava-dushti menorrhagia is also found as prominent symptom. According to Ayurveda is basically related to Pitta and Rkata Dusthi with Apanvayu Vaigunya. Hence, the treatment should be based on the use of drugs which are having predominance of Kashaya rasa and Pitta – shamak properties. Kashayarasa is known as best astringent and because of this property Kashaya rasa plays important role in relieving bleeding discharge due its Stambhana action. There is loss of blood, so, the drugs and diet which increases Raktadhatu (Blood) in body are also effective. But prior to Stambhana Chikitsa, Pachana Chikitsa is to be performed as without Amapachana, Stambhana Chikitsa may not show better efficacy Therefore, treatment mainly based on concept of Raktastambhaka as well as Amapachana and Raktavardhaka.
Keyword: Asrugdar, Menorrhagia, Yonivyapad, Artavadushti.