ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL EVALUATION OF VAITARANA BASTI ALONG WITH DHANWANTARA TAILA MATRA BASTI IN AMAVATA: A CASE SERIES
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Sheetal G. Lodha, Ruchika S. Karade *
Abstract: Amavata is one of the common and most crippling joint disorders. It is a chronic, degenerative disease of the connective tissue mainly involving the joints. The clinical features of Amavata such as pain, swelling and stiffness of joints, fever and general disability are very much close to the Rheumatological disorder called rheumatoid arthritis. Ama associated with aggravated vata plays a dominant role in the pathogenesis of Amavata. According to its pathophysiology, one should treat the morbid doshas involve in are kapha and vata simultaneously. In the present study, four clinically diagnosed cases of Amavata with swelling of knee joints and morning stiffness , pain in multiple joints, raised rheumatoid factor and anti CCP factor are treated with Vaitarana basti along with Dhanwantara taila Matra basti on same day and changes are observed in subjective and objective criteria. Significant improvement is observed in reducing signs and symptoms of Amavata and in rheumatoid arthritis factor and anti CCP. Vaitarana basti eradicate Ama and kapha dosha as the drugs of Vaitarana basti having Ama pachaka, vatakapha shamaka and Anulomaka properties. On the other hand, Matra basti of Dhanwantara taila pacifies the vatadosha and reduced the pain and swelling. It also acts as neuroprotective, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and anti-paralytic. The combination of Vaitarana basti and Dhanwantara taila Matra basti can be an effective treatment for Amavata.
Keyword: Ama, Amavata, Dhanwantara taila, Matra basti, Vaitarana basti.