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Article: THE EFFECT OF RASNAAMRITADI KASHAYAM IN GRIDHRASI: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Reshmi K Pillai * and K Govindan Namboodiri
Abstract: Gridhrasi is one of the 80 Nanatmaja Vata Vyadhi, which is caused by the aggravation of Vata Dosha; it can be divided into Vataja and Vatakaphaja. Gridhrasi can be equated with sciatica where pain, weakness, numbness and other discomfort along the path of sciatic nerve often accompanies with low back pain. In this study, 49 years old male patient complaints of low back pain radiating to both lower limb since one year, he was also complaining numbness on right lower limb. During clinical examination SLR test, Lasegue’s sign were positive on both lower limbs. He was diagnosed as Gridhrasi. Patient was advice to take Rasnaamritadi Kashayam twice daily in a dose of 50 ml one hour before meals. Rasnaamritadi Kashaya mentioned in Yoga amritam text Vata Vyadhi Chikitsa chapter. Drug mentioned in the yoga possess Vatahara, Kaphahara, Amapachana, Shoolahara and Shophahara property. After 30 days of treatment, he got 75% relief in low back pain and 90% relief in radiating pain and also there was an improvement in SLR and Lasegue’s sign.
Keyword: Gridhrasi, sciatica, Rasnaamritadi Kashayam