Role of Triphala Kwatha Gandusha in the management of Aphthous ulcer: A review study
Keywords:Triphala Kwatha Gandusha, Pittaja Mukhapaka, Aphthous ulcer, Terminalia belerica, Phyllanthus emblica, Terminalia chebula
Mukhapaka (Stomatitis) is a common ailment seen in general practice. The Pittaja Mukhapaka (Aphthous ulcer) is fully described in Ayurveda under the term Mukha rogas. Oral ulcers are estimated to impact 4% of the global population, with aphthous ulcers being the most frequent, affecting up to 25% of the global population. Psychological stress, hormonal impacts, dietary sensitivity, and nutritional insufficiency are the primary causes of Pittaja Mukhapaka (Aphthous ulcer). It is a painful and frequently recurring inflammatory disorder of the oral mucosa that can develop as a result of several well-defined disease processes. As a result, Gandusha is described as one of the key therapies in the Ayurvedic system of medicine for both preventing and treating oral cavity illnesses. Triphala (tri means three and phala means fruits) is an Ayurvedic preparation made up of three equal parts of Indian subcontinent herbal fruits: Terminalia belerica, Phyllanthus emblica, and Terminalia chebula. Triphala includes powerful antioxidants as well as other bioactive substances such as flavonoids, saponins, anthraquinones, amino acids, fatty acids, and different carbohydrates. As a result, it promotes the maintenance and promotion of oral hygiene by exerting a cleansing activity and strengthening the defence mechanism in the oral cavity. An attempt is made in this regard to discuss the role of Triphala Kwatha Gandusha in Pittaja Mukhapaka.
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