Management of Amlapitta (Hyperacidity) with Patoladi kwath: A Case Study
Keywords:Amlapitta, Ayurveda, Deepan, Pachan, Patoladi Kwath
Amlapitta (Hyperacidity) is one of the gastrointestinal disorders. It is closely related with food habits, behavioral pattern & life style. It is not described in basic compendium of Ayurveda like Charak samhita, Sushruta samhita & Ashtang hridaya. Its detail description is available in Madhavnidan, Kashyap samhita, Yogratnakar etc. Consumption of etiological factors leads to provocation of tridoshas & causes Agnimandya. Vitiated Agni unable to digest the food properly & leads to fermentation of food. In Amlapitta (Hyperacidity) pachak pitta is increases in its quantity & its normal bitter taste (katu) gets converted to sour (amla) taste due to fermentation of food. Tikta-Katu rasatmak drugs are mainly used for treatment as they have Aampachan & Agnideepan properties. Patoladi Kwath was used for shaman chikitsa in present case. A 42 years male patient having chief complaints of Udar-uro daha (burning sensation in abdomen & chest region), Amlodgar (Sour belching), Aruchi (Anorexia), Hrillas (feeling of Nausea), Chardi (episodes of vomiting occasionally), Udarshula (Abdonimal pain), Klama (Fatigue) & Bhrama (Vertigo) was treated with Patoladi Kwath for 15 days. Follow-up of patient was taken after each 7 days. This Kwath (Decoction) is an excellent combination of pittashamak dravyas, performs functions like Agnideepana, pachana & helps to improve digestion. After 15 days treatment, symptoms like Udar-uro daha, Amlodgar, Hrillas, Chardi, Udarshula & Bhrama got complete relief while in symptoms like Aruchi & klama relief was 80% & 75% respectively. Overall percentage of relief was found to be 90%.
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