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CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON MANAGEMENT OF VATARAKTA
Dr. Sahana Buyya*, Dr. K. Ravindra Bhat and Dr. Waheeda Banu
According to Ayurveda, the inequality of basic constituents causes different diseases. Vatarakta is a tridoshaja vyadhi, having vata pradhanyata and rakta as main dushya. Fast lifestyle disturbs vata and fast food does rakta dushti at the same time, which gives birth to vatarakta.Vatarakta results from avarana of morbid vata dosha by vitiated rakta dhatu. Vatarakta is a disease related with khavaigunya found in raktavaha srotas that includes vitiated vata and rakta. The etiology and symptomatology of gout is certainly similar to that of vatarakta. The illness which is resulted due to vitiation of vata dosha and rakta dhatu leading to the specific samprapti is known as vatarakta. The pathology of this disease originates in blood, spreads through blood vessels and nerves and then finally gets settled in the joints leading to cause Gout. The disorder has been considered and need of the hour to find some safe, sure and permanent cure effective for the disease. The present review deals with glimpses of important aspect of vatarakta (Gout) extending from etymology of vatarakta with its Nidana, samprapti, purva-rupa, rupa, sadhyata-asadhyata, upadrava, chikitsa and pathya apathya.[Full Text Article]