of the Disease: Amavata (Rheumatism)
term "Ama" means unripe, immature and undigested.
It is resulted as a consequence of
impaired functioning of 'kayagni'. According to vagbhata; due to the hypo functioning of ushma (Agni), the anna-rasa undergoes fermentation and or putrification (dushta). It is this state of Rasa, which is known as 'Ama'. The vitiated doshas along with Ama
- Indulgence in incompatible
foods and habits.
- Excess of physical
activity immediately after taking fatty foods.
- Those with poor
- Use of food and
drink, which are heavy to digest.
- Use of food, which
is rough, cold, dry, unclean, antagonistic in nature.
- Emotional factors
such as passion, anger, greed, confusion, envy; grief, excitement, fear
Is responsible for Amavata.
and symptoms of Amavata
symptoms of amavata are
- (Vriscik damsha
vata vedana)Morning pain severe in nature
- (Sanchari Vedana)shifting
- (Stambha) stiffness
- (Jwara )Increase
- (Karmahani) loss
- (Sandhi Vikruti)
Loss of appetite
and Symptoms of Amavata according to doshik dominance
- Vitiated Vata
produces colicky pain, body ache, abdominal distension, giddiness, stiffness
of back and waist, constriction and spasm of blood vessels.
- Vitiated Pitta
produces fever, diarrhea, thirst, giddiness and delirium.
- Vitiated Kapha
produces vomiting, anorexia, indigestion, fevers with cold, lassitude
and heaviness in body.
- Vataj -
Where vata is predominant (pain is severe in this type).
- Where pitta is predominant (burning sensation and redness
of the affected joints is present).
- Where kapha is predominant (loss of movement and itching is
seen in this type).
Disease with early onset and single dosha prominence in young individual
can be cured with proper treatment and with religiously following the do's
As the disease become chronic it involves multiple systems, which makes
the disease uncurable. If it is present with signs of complications then
it may produce serious threats to life.
Line of treatment:
of unctuous substances -: various oils specially prepared with Rasna,
Dashmoola, Nirgundi are used for this purpose. Especially castor oil
is considered as the best oil to be used in the treatment of amavata.
)-: it is done by means of complete absence of food, or by giving
preparations of Mudga Yusha, laja Manda, Peya(rice water soup), kulith(horse
gram) and Yava (barly).
is very useful mode of treatment in amavata. Specially complete dry
sweda in the form of Ruksha kuti sweda (sauna bath), Dry fomentation-using
sands like dry substances, Upanaha (local application) of non-unctuous
substances are very effective in relieving the pain.
Virechan with castor oil is very useful in treating amavata.
enema) various medicated enemas like Vaitaran Basti, Dashmoola Kwath
Basti, Kshar Basti, Erandmoola Yapan Basti are useful in relieving
the pain in amavata
Chikitsa -: commonly used drugs
- Rasna saptak
kwatha with eranda taila.
- Ajamodadya choorna
- Panchakol choorna with lukewarm water
- Shunthi choorna
- Almabushadya choorna
- Vaishwanar choorna
- Vati / Guggulu
- Simhanad guggulu
- Brihat yogaraj guggulu
- panchakola ghrita
- rasnadi ghrita
- Eranda taila
- Saindhavadya taila
- Shunthi lepa
- Bachang-tentu lepa
- Amavatari rasa
- Rasraj ras
(dos and don'ts)
kulattha (horse gram), raktashali (rice),
flour of mash
(black gram), sweets
shigru (drum sticks), punarnava, karvellak (bitter gourd), parawar,
Fast food, uncooked
food, salty, spicy, oily food
or ginger (shodhit with takra)
Curd, , jaggery, milk, cold beverages ,ice creams
vegavadharan (suppression of natural urges); exposure to cold, wind,
A.C.; excess of stress.