ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: UTERINE FIBROIDS: A COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW IN AYURVEDA
Article Category: Review articles
Author: Mayuri Ramkrushna Gondhane *, Swathi C., Ashutosh Chaturvedi
Abstract: The most frequent solid benign tumours in women of reproductive age are uterine fibroids. The symptoms of uterine fibroid adversely affect social and recreational activities, women's quality of life, and productivity at work. Due to its muscular ancestry, it might be compared to Granthi in garbhashaya. In the present era, lack of exercise and intake of junk food causes agnivaishamya and ama formation. This vitiates doshas like Kapha and Vata and dushyas like Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa, Meda, and Artava, resulting in dhatwagni mandya forming Garbhashaya Granthi. The management goal is samprapti vighatana of Granthi using tikshna, ushna, and lekhana dravya. Unwillingness to undergo prolonged hormone therapy and fear of surgery brings more patients to Ayurveda. The current article focuses on and explores the potential of Ayurveda in Garbhashaya Granthi.
Keyword: Garbhashaya Granthi, Uterine Fibroid, leiomyoma, Apana Vayu Dusthi.