Mishra, P. K., Rai, N. P.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder. It is a crippling disorder which has systemic effect if not treated earlier. Amavata is a similar disorder described in Ayurveda. Despite vast range of NSAIDs, immunosuppressive agents, corticosteroids etc., the complete remission of this disease is still not possible. Ayurveda, based on holistic principles, is a good hope for the management of this ailment. Present clinical trial was carried out on 20 patients at Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, IMS BHU, Varanasi, India by using castor oil, Ruksha sweda (dry fomentation) and a polyherbal compound Ajmodadi churna. After three month of therapy quite improvement in symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (Amavata) was observed. Also there was not any side effect of the drugs used.
Ama, Amavata, Holistic Principle, Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Mishra, P. K., & Rai, N. P. (2014). Effect of Castor Oil along with Ajmodadi Churna & Ruksha Sweda in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis vis-a-vis Amavata. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars (IJPRS), 3(1), 566-572.