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Journal of Preventive Medicine and Holistic Health

Rasaushadhis in the management of hemorrhoids

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Author Details : Vijaykumar S Kotrannavar*

Volume : 5, Issue : 2, Year : 2019

Article Page : 77-80

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Hemorrhoids are one of the most common conditions seen in ano-rectal OPD, caused by repeated straining while having a bowel movement, like in cases of constipation /diarrhea. Hemorrhoids often described as "varicose veins of the anus and rectum", hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in and about the anus and lower rectum. In Ayurveda, it can be well correlated with Arsha, based on the marked similarities of the clinical features of these two disease entities. Because of inefficient medical management and high denying rate for surgical intervention, there is a need of an alternative treatment approach. As per Ayurveda, specific treatment protocol can be applied in the form of topical/systemic treatment, along with internal medication- Kasthaushadhi, Rasaushadhis etc. Ayurvedic Alchemy has a great importance in Ayurvedic treatment. It mainly deals with minerals, animals and some herbal products for therapeutic as well preventive purpose. Amongst one such product is Rasaushadhi, having the qualities like quick action, tasteless, palatable, more therapeutic benefit, longer shelf life and less dosage is enough for therapeutic action. Enormous Rasaushadhis are mentioned in the management of Arsha, like Arsha kutara rasa, Chancha kuthara rasa, Cakrakhya rasa, Shila Gandhaka Vati, Nityodita rasa, Chandra prabha Gutika, Manadya Loha, Jati paladi vati, Astanga Rasa, Panchanana Vati, Rasa Gutika, Teekshnamukha Rasa etc. This paper was aimed to highlight the utility of single & compound formulations in the management of Hemorrhoids (Arsha).To know about properties of the Rasoushadhis & Bhaishajya yogas, their effective benefits in day-today practice.

Keywords: Haemorrhoid, Arsha, Rasoushadhis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.jpmhh.2019.015

How to cite : Kotrannavar V S, Rasaushadhis in the management of hemorrhoids. J Prev Med Holist Health 2019;5(2):77-80

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