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Prognostic Effect of Amavatari Ras in the Management of Rheumatiod Arthritis vis-a-vis Amavata

Indra Pal,Akanksha Tiwari and N. P. Rai

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in Ayurveda can be correlated with amavata, adisease of multiple joint pain and swelling. The main pathogenic factor in this disease is ama, which is formed duegastro-intestinal disturbance. When this ama gets seat of joints it causes amavata. In rheumatoid arthritis some inflammatory mediators and antibodies appear in blood, which are identified as diagnostic as well as prognostic marker like rheumatoid factor (RF), C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sediment rate (ESR), anti- cyclic citrullinated phosphate antibody (anti-CCPab). For these clinical trials twenty six patients of RA were selected from kayachikitsa OPD and IPD,Sir Sundar Lal Hospital BHU, Varanasi, India to study the effect of trial drug Amavatari rasa on these inflammatory mediators. Drug was proved to be effective in lowering the titre of these mediators and symptoms of RA were also improved