EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF VAITARAN BASTI IN SANDHIGAT VATA (UPASTAMBHIT) W.S.R. TO INFLAMMATORY ARTHRITIS
Chaudhari Tejaswini*, Karande Lina, Gahukar DhanrajABSTRACT
Basti therapy in Ayurveda is defined as one of the most effective treatment procedure of Panchakarma. Basti therapy is considered as Chikitsardha among all the therapeutic measures, because Basti has vast field of action. Basti eliminates the Ama that has accumulated in the colon from all over the body and normalises functioning of Vata, which is a very active principle in pathogenesis of Vata disorders (Vatavyadhis). In Upastambhit Sandhigata Vata, Strotorodh is due to Ama. This Ama taken along with vitiated Vata to Shleshmasthan Sandhi (joints) and Sandhigata Vata (Upastambhit) is produced. There are several types of Basti therapies mentioned in Ayurveda. Vaitaran Basti is a Pakvashaygata Niruha basti. It is a type of Kshar basti. It is helpful for the elimination of waste due to its irritant property. Vaitaran Basti works by the virtue of action of ingredients present in it.
Present clinical study was designed to assess the efficacy of Vaitaran Basti in reducing the sign & symptoms of Sandhigata Vata (Upastambhit) (Inflammatory Arthritis). Total 10 patients of Sandhigata Vata (Upstambhit) were registered in the OPD & IPD of Samadhan Ayurved Panchakarma Hospital & Research Centre, Nagpur, India. They were subjected to the treatment schedule of 15 days. During this period Vaitaran Basti was prepared by the mixture of Chincha (Tamarind), Guda (Jaggery), Saindhava (Rock Salt), Gomutra (cow’s urine) & Tila taila.
Assessment were done with regards to pain in joints, morning stiffness, swelling and local tenderness, these were done before and after treatment. The results were assessed on the basis of symptomatic improvement. The study reveals that Vaitaran Basti was effective in Upastambhit Sandhigata Vata (Inflammatory Arthritis).
Dr. Tejaswini Chaudhari, PG Scholar, Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajyakalpana, Bhausaheb Mulak Ayurved College, Nandanwan, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. Mob: 9665034605