The Role of Go Ghrita in Epilepsy - A Review

Authors

  • Athira. S PG Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College and PG Centre, Killy, Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • Arun Pratap HOD and Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College and PG Centre, Killy, Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
  • Lekshmi. R Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Pankajakasthuri Ayurveda Medical College and PG Centre, Killy, Kattakada, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47070/ayushdhara.v10i3.1249

Keywords:

Apasmara, Blood Brain Barrier, Epilepsy, Go Ghrita, Lipophilic, Rasayana.

Abstract

Epilepsy, a chronic neurological condition, can potentially allow up to 70% of individuals to live seizure-free with appropriate diagnosis and treatment, but it also carries a threefold higher risk of premature death compared to the general population, underscoring its seriousness. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures and disturbances in consciousness. It can be correlated with the Ayurvedic concept of Apasmara, which involves occasional unconsciousness accompanied by unpleasant symptoms such as vomiting froth and abnormal body postures. Ayurveda recognizes Ghrita (ghee), particularly Go Ghrita derived from cow's milk, as a versatile food and medicinal substance with therapeutic effects. Go Ghrita is highly regarded for its ability to balance Vata and Pitta Doshas and its lipophilic nature, allowing it to penetrate the blood-brain barrier for targeted delivery and increased bio-availability. Go Ghrita's Rasayana property suggests that long-term use may help reduce the recurrence of epilepsy. When medications are processed with Ghrita, it enhances their medicinal properties, making formulations utilizing Go Ghrita potentially more advantageous and efficacious for treating epilepsy.

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Published

30-06-2023

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Athira. S, Arun Pratap, Lekshmi. R. The Role of Go Ghrita in Epilepsy - A Review. Ayushdhara [Internet]. 2023Jun.30 [cited 2024Jul.15];10(3):45-50. Available from: https://ayushdhara.in/index.php/ayushdhara/article/view/1249

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