Year: 2018 | Month: November | Volume: 8 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 326-329
Arkapatri (Tylophora asthmatica (Burm. F.) Merrill) in Tamaka Shwasa as a Vamaka Dravya: a Case Study
Kavyashree M.R1, HegdePrakash L2, Harini A3
1Post Graduate Scholar, 2Professor, 3Associate Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Sri DharmasthalaManjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
Corresponding Author: Kavyashree M.R
Shwasaroga (Asthma) is a Pranavaha sroto dustivikara (Respiratory system disorder) which is one among the chronic conditions that affect the quality of life of the patient.On basis of its sign and symptoms, Shwasaroga can be correlated with Asthma. Tamaka shwasa is one among the Shwasaroga and it is predominantly Vatakaphajavyadhi. Tylophora asthmatica is commonly called ‘Anantmul’ and one among the asthmatic plant and though it is having Vamanakaraka prabhava. It is useful to remove Kaphadosha, hence Arkapatri act as Shwasahara. Charaka has advised Vamana karma (Emetic therapy) is the choice of treatment for the Kapha, predominant disorder. Hence, in this study a case of Tamaka shwasa was treated by Vamana karma with Arkapatri for a period of 03 days. This case study shows single drug administration of Arkapatri proved to effective in Tamaka shwasa.
Key words: Arkapatri, Tylophoraasthmatica, Vamaka, Tamakashwasa