An Ayurvedic Review On Kamala (Jaundice)
Pratibha1, Subhash Upadhyay2
1PG Scholar, 2SGCAS & Hospital, Tantia University, Shri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, India
Journal Title:Tantia University Journal of Homoeopathy and Medical Science
Ayurveda is not only a medical science but also it is a life science, which gives us a message of healthy and better living, since time immemorial. Ancients sages like Charaka, Susruta and Vagbhata have vividly described Kamala roga (Jaundice) disease. The management of Kamala and its complication with drugs, diet and life style have been mentioned in Ayurvedic classics. Charaka has considered it as advance stage of Pandu roga (Anaemia disease) and described Kamala in the16th chapter of Chikitsa Sthana, along with Pandu roga. The main Dusya (causative factor) is Rakta (blood), at the same time both are Pitta predominant disease and Charaka has considered it as a advance stage of Pandu roga; Harita has considered it as a type of Pandu roga, but Susruta has mentioned it as a complication of Pandu roga as well as other disease also where Vagbhata also described it as a separate disease.
Key word: Ayurveda; Kamala; Charaka; Pandu.