Zeba Malik, O P Singh, Shweta G Shukla, Jaya S Kala
Diseases and sufferings have become fundamental traits of human beings since ancient time. Earlier, Infectious diseases were the biggest cause of death globally. But now, the drift is changing towards increased prevalence of chronic diseases with causative factors mostly related to diet and lifestyle. One among them is Amlapitta, a disease of Annavaha Srotasa mainly caused by intake of Dushta, Viruddha, Amla, Vidahi and Pitta Prakopi Ahara. Amlapitta is a result of inappropriate dietary regimen or stress. The signs and symptoms of Amlapitta are very similar to gastritis or Hyperacidity. According to Modern science, the most common causes of gastritis are H. pylori infections and prolonged use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS). Ayurveda states that Agni is responsible for both Health & Disease and the main cause for all the diseases is mainly the hypo-functioning of Agni. Keeping the same in mind, present study was carried out to assess the Role of Abhayadi Churna in Amlapitta. For this study 40 patients were selected on the basis of inclusion and exclusion criteria and were assessed on the basis of subjective parameters by applying appropriate statistical test. Most of the patients showed moderate to marked improvement in their symptoms. From this study it can be concluded that Amlapitta can be managed effectively with Abhayadi Churna as it consists of dravyas that possess Katu-Tikta-Madhura rasa and Deepan-pachana properties.
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