A Critical Review on Siravyadha by Kutharika Shastra and its Standardization in Siraja Granthi

Authors : Dr Manjunatha Bhat, Dr S. K. Bannigol.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 12 - December

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How a building is having the pillars in its construction similarly in human body the lower limbs are occupying the major role in their day to day activities. In the present era, life style and the working pattern of the person is showering varieties of diseases. Among which Varicose Veins are troubling the person a lot. Varicose veins, in particular of lower limbs are dilated, elongated and tortuous vein caused due to heredity, prolonged standing, increasing age, heavy weight lifting, multiple pregnancies, high blood pressure, less physical activities etc. Sirajagranthi one among the Granthi Rogas described in various Ayurvedic classics denotes a pathological condition characterized by an elevated, quickly developing and round swelling of veins, which are non pulsating and painless. Symptomatology of Sirajagranthi indicates the correlation towards the varicose vein. The aetiology of this condition is mainly the incompetence of the valves. Ayurvedic management has multiple time tested modalities of treatment such as internal administration of SahacharadiTaila, Upanaha Sweda, Basti Karma and Raktamokshana. Raktamokshana is mainly two types Shastrakrita and Ashastrakritha. Siravyadha with Kutharika Shastra comes under Shastrakritha and Jaloukavacharana comes under Ashastrakritha Raktamokshana. So this article is intended to analyse the Siravyadha by Kutharika Shastra in Sirajagranthi and its standardization.

Keywords : Sirajagranthi, Kutharika Shastra, Raktamokshana.


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