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Year - 2023Volume - 1Issue - 2Pages - 74-85

A LITERATURE REVIEW ON AMAVATA WITH SPECIAL REFRENCE TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

 26 Dec 2023  200

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Sharma D1,Dachewar-Singam D2,
1 Associate Professor, Shree Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Nagpur
2 HOD & Professor , Shree Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Nagpur

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Date of Acceptance : 21 Dec 2023

Date of Publication : 31 Dec 2023

Article ID : SD-IJAY_046

How to cite this article : http://doi.org/10.55552/SDNJAY.2023.1209

Abstract

According to Ayurveda, Agni performs a first-rate position in preserving the equilibrium of the body, the impairment of which ends up withinside the formation of Ama.So, any factors either dietary, environmental or psychological which causes impairment of Agni become responsible for the formation of Ama also. The Ama is a causative factor for many diseases including Amavata. It is disease of Rasavaha strotasa. Amavata can be correlated to Rheumatoid Arthritis based on the similarities in clinical manifestation. Rheumatoid Arthritis is the most commonly diagnosed systemic inflammatory arthritis occurring throughout the world with a prevalence rate approximately 0.8% worldwide. In Indian sub-continent it is 0.5-0.75%. The incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis increases between 25 and 55 years with a female to male ratio 3:1. In allopathy are suggested NSAIDS, steroids and DMARD, which offers the symptomatic relief, however those has more side effect. Ayurvedic management of Amavata comprises of Langhana, Swedana, and use of katu, tikta dravya, Deepana, Virechana, Snehapana and Basti, giving prior importance to the causative factor Ama. In Madhav Nidan, the first specified description of Amavata is given, so the existing study offers with systemic assessment of Amavata with special reference to Rheumatoid Arthritis from all the classics of Ayurveda and its management.

Keywords: Amavata, Ama, Langhan, Swedana, Agni, Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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