International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Review articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.15255

Pages: 145-153

Author: Shraddha Kumawat *, Rakesh Kumar Nagar, Vishal Nandlal Prajapati

Abstract: ADHD, a tantalising neurodevelopmental disorder documented in the DSM-5, fascinates with its distinctive characteristics: persistent inattention and hyperactivity. Beyond the surface, it intertwines with cognitive, social, and behavioural domains and affects 5.29% globally. Ayurvedic hints like Mano Vibhrama and Raja-Tama guna alignment illuminate a path, offering tridosha-shaman therapy, Medhya rasayana, and Panchakarma. A fusion of modern understanding and ancient wisdom paves the way for unravelling ADHD's enigma, promising novel solutions. This study aims to systematically review the management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in Ayurveda. To conduct this study, Ayurveda research articles were obtained from PubMed, Google Scholar and AYUSH portal. A total of 40 studies were obtained, which underwent further screening processes to achieve the quality of inclusion criteria. A total of 14 articles were selected from different publications of the review. Out of 14 articles obtained, 7 studies (n=14) exclusively focused on shaman chikitsa with different single drugs and various drug formulations, 06 studies (n=14) focused on shaman and Panchakarma therapy, which includes shirodhara, abhyanga, matra basti, kashaya basti and nasya, 1 study (n=14) emphasised the importance of Panchakarma. Out of 14 clinical studies, 6 showed highly significant results, 1 showed comparatively insignificant results, and 7 showed moderately significant results. This study combines Ayurvedic insights with modern ADHD research, providing a promising opportunity for integrative treatment approaches. Further investigation of this intersection could reveal new dimensions in the fight against this complex neurodevelopmental disorder.

Keyword: ADHD, Panchakarma, Systemic analysis