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Combined Effect of Kshar Basti and Panchasama Churna in Amavata With Special Reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Case Report

Dipali G. Nagpure, S.I. Pathan, V.E. Gogte, Minakshi S. Joshi and Mukunda B. Bargade

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Amavata is one among the most crippling disorders, one of the most hazardous disease to patients and challenging to physician. It can be compared to Rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.) based on similarity of signs and symptoms. Ayurveda literature has a wealth of resource information regarding the measures providing treatment and preventing complications of this disease. Chakrapani has recommended role of kshar basti in amvata chikitsa- adhyaya 25. Panchasama churna has been mentioned by Sharangdhara as shooloharam param in Churnakalpana adhyaya. In this case report, combined effect of kshar basti and panchasama churna was tried in a patient of R.A. and assessment was done on the basis of disease activity score 28 by American Association of R.A., as well as symptoms as per described in Madhav Nidan. Results of the treatment were encouraging.