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Article: CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF MUTRASHMARI WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO UROLITHIASIS ON THE BASIS OF NIDANAPANCHAKA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Reshma T. *, Sheela S., Sajitha Bhadran, Arjun M.
Abstract: Mutrashmari is a mutravaha shroto disease. Among the mutravaha shroto diseases, mutrashmari is more serious and is included in the ashtamahagada rogas (eight grave diseases mentioned in Brihattrayi- the three major classical texts of Ayurveda). Nidanam, purvarupam, rupam, samprapti and upashayam are called as Nidanapanchaka or five pathological factors mentioned in Ayurveda for eliciting a disease. Main nidana of mutrashmari is asamsodhana seela i.e., absence of evacuative measures or cleansing procedures in the body. Many Acharyas have explained purvarupas of ashmari. On the basis of rupa and lakshana (symptoms) Acharyas classified it as vataja, pittaja, kaphaja and sukraja. Samprapti of mutrashmari is the series of changes that takes place from the commencement of nidana till manifestation of the disease. Upashayam is explained as the treatment and pathya (healthy food and regimen) for mutrashmari. Rupa and lakshana of mutrashmari is similar to Urolithiasis.
Keyword: Mutrashmari, Urolithiasis, Nidanapanchaka, Renal calculi