Adhimamsa Gum Disorder Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SAdhimamsa is a condition explained in the context of ‘dantamula gata roga’ i.e. diseases of gums or alveolar processes. There is yet another condition named as Vardhana which also has been explained in the same context and also resembles adhimamsa in its clinical presentation. But both … Read more

Rasashastra Itihasa (History of Rasashastra)

Rasashastra is a specialized branch of Ayurveda, which deals mainly with “Rasa” or mercury and also other metals and minerals. Though Rasashastra is a sub-division of Ayurveda, it is not included under Ashtanga Ayurveda – The Eight Branches of Ayurveda. Introduction A variety of sources like manuscripts, books etc. help in the study of history … Read more

Vardhana Gum Disorder Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SVardhana means to increase or something which is extra, like extra growthIn this condition the extra growth happens in the form of ‘the eruption of an extra tooth’. The extra tooth which erupts is considered as an extra growth and hence ‘vardhana’. This condition has been … Read more

Snehana, Swedana In Diseases Due To Obstruction Of Feces, Urine, Semen

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S Obstruction of feces and urine is the root cause of many diseases. Similarly obstruction of semen too might cause many physical and mental disorders. Purisha, Mutra and Shukra Vega – Defecation and urination are considered among normal body urges and have to be naturally eliminated … Read more

Dhatugata Avastha of A Disease

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SDhatugata Avastha is one of the stages of the disease. This is a stage wherein the disease gets seated in one or more tissues. This subsequently leads to the manifestation of the symptoms related to tissues afflicted by the disease along with the symptoms of the … Read more

Graha Disorders Classification, Treatment, Clinical Understanding

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SGraha roga is one of the elite branches of Ashtanga Ayurveda i.e. 8 branches of Ayurveda learning. These are set of disorders which are caused due to unusual and unknown causes. Graha means spirits or demons or supernatural powers. In an era wherein it is difficult … Read more

Nasa Puyarakta Causes, Pathogenesis, Symptoms, Treatment

By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (ayu) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.SNasa Puyarakta is a disease of the nose which is caused by pus and vitiated blood and hence the name. It is also called as Puyashonita. Master Sushruta has given a brief account and explanation of this condition in ‘Nasa gata roga vijgnaniyam adhyayam’ – chapter … Read more

Asbestos (Kousheyashma) Shodhana, Marana, Properties, Dosage

Asbestos is a natural occurring fibrous silicate mineral in the form of soft stone. It is a silicate of Magnesium. It is called Kousheyashma in Ayurveda. Introduction Asbestos, known as kausheyashma, is grouped under Sikata varga. It is soft and fragile in nature. It is white in color with red-yellowish in tinge. It’s useful in … Read more

Fossile Norinite (Badarashma) Shodhana, Marana, Properties, Dosage

Fossil encrinite, commonly known as Rock fossil, is a mineral used as medicine in Ayurvedic therapeutics. In Ayurveda, this is known as badarshma. Stones of badarshma are of the shape of Badara or jujube fruit, hence the name. It is found in Arab countries and is called Hajrul Yahood. Introduction It is grayish externally and … Read more

Talc (Dugdhapashana) synonyms, properties, dosage

Talc is a type of white soft stone and it is a mineral composed of Magnesium silicate. It is called Dugdhapashan in Ayurveda, used extensively for therapeutic purposes. Introduction In Ayurveda Talc is known as Dugdhapashana. In loose form, it is commonly known as talcum powder. Its color ranges from white to gray or green … Read more

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