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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186-190

Ayurvedic management of rheumatoid arthritis: A case study

1 Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Ayurveda College and Hospital, R K University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Kaumarabhritya, G. J. Patel Ayurvedic Collage, Anand, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonam S Bhinde
Madhuram, 38/B, Shreyas Society (West), Rajkot, Gujarat
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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an auto-immune inflammatory disease is one of the challenging conditions for the physicians to handle due to its chronicity, incurability, complications, morbidity, etc. In spite of potent anti-inflammatory agents and powerful immune-suppressive agents, its prognosis is not good, as these drugs have certain limitations including dependency and other side effects restricting quality of life. Considering these inconveniences, alternatives are being searched from traditional systems. Ayurveda through its armamentarium can provide leads in the management of this condition that is similar to Amavata in its clinical presentation. Amavatari rasa is one of the familiar medicaments used throughout India by Ayurvedic physicians for Amavata. In the current study, a clinical experience with Amavatari rasa is placed. A 32-year-old female with diagnosed history of RA was treated by Amavatari rasa. She received 250 mg of Amavatari rasa thrice a day with lukewarm water for 8 weeks and at the end of the treatment, 35% improvement was observed in the overall effect of therapy.

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