ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF ERANDA PATRADI PUTPAKA IN VATAJA ABHISHYANDA: A REVIEW
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Suhasini Atmaram Chaudhari *, Sumedha Yogesh Kotangale Pundge, Yogesh T. Kotangale
Abstract: Our ancient seers have given prime importance to eye by considering it as most vital sense organ among all sense organ. It says that “sarvendriyaanam madhye nayanasy pradhanatavata” Nowadays due to exposure to dust and irritants, eye hygiene is not properly maintained. In addition to these habits like excessive work on computer and excessive use of mobile phones have increased incidence of diseases of eye like dry eye syndrome, allergic conjunctivitis, glaucoma, computer vision syndrome, diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy which are caused due to defective lifestyle. In Ayurveda the local treatment procedures of eye are explained as Netra Kriyakalpas. Ancient acharyas have explained 5 Kriyakalpas which alleviate the disease and to strengthen the proper functioning of eye, Putpaka is one among them. Putpaka is highly modified procedure for ophthalmic medication in which Putpaka rasa is used in the same mode of Tarpana. Vataja abhishyanda is one of Sarvagata rogas. According to modern ophthalmology Vataja abhishyanda can be correlated with allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is the most common type of eye allergy.
Keyword: Vataja Abhishyanda, Eranda Patradi Putpaka, Allergic conjunctivitis