Diarrhoea Treatment (Atisara Chikitsa) – Ayurvedic Prescription for Common Disease

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Diarrhoea is a Disorder of Digestive System. In ayurveda we deal with Jathara agni (Stomach fire). Balancing Jathara agni & Dosha is primary job in Digestive problem. Pachan and Deepan Herbal Drug is given to patient for balancing Dosha and agni.

Diarrhea- Loose, watery bowel movements that may occur frequently and with a sense of urgency.

These are certain suggested choice only. The panchakarma and other procedures if any required may be rationally adopted by physician on case to case basics. The above mentioned dose is for the use of adults. However, dose and duration of therapy, pathya & apathya may be conveniently decided by the physician on case basis on ayurvedic principles.

Atisara Chikitsa

Atisara can be treated by signal formulation or Compound formulation of Herb Plants. According to the availability and Choice of Doctor, Patient examination. The Single and Compound formulation is used.

Single Formulations for Atisara

S.No.Name of FormulationAusadh Kalpana Dose FormMatra (daily Dose)AnupanaTextual Reference
1NagaKesara Curna (mesua ferrea)Curna3gm BDButter/HoneyB.R. Atisara chikitsa
2Kutajavaleha (Holarrhena antidysenterica)Avaleha12gm BDWaterB.R. Atisara Chikitsa
3Kutaja Twak (Holarrhena antidysenterica)Curna3gm BDButtermilkC.S.Su 25

Compound Formulation for Atisara

Sl No.Name of FormulationAusadha Kalpana (Dosage form)Matra (Daily dose)AnupanaTextual reference
1Brhat Dadimastaka CurnaCurna3gm BDButtermilk, HoneyS.S.Ma.K. 6/64
2Laghu Gangadhara CurnaCurna3gm BDButtermilk, HoneyB.P. Atisara adhikara
3Brhat Gangadhara CurnaCurna3gm BDRice water, HoneyB.P. Atisara adhikara
4Kapitthastaka CurnaCurna3gm BDHot waterY.R. Atisara chikitsa
5KutajaristaArishta20 ml BDEqual Qty. of water after mealsS.Y. part- 1,7th prakarana
6Cangeri GhrtaGhrta10 gm BDHot waterB.P. atisara adhikara
7Kapura RasVati125 gm BDHoneyB.P. Atisara Chikitsa

Pathya in Atisara – What to do in Diarrhea

CerealsOld sali rice, porridge (daliya)
PulsesMasura, green gram (mudga)
Fruits vegetablesJambo (jambu), pomegranate, bilva, banana, lisora, bottle gourd (lauki), patola
OthersHoney, cumin, coriander, buttermilk, goats milk
Life styleFasting, sleeping, rest & relaxation

Apathya in Atisara – What not to do in Diarrhea

CerealsRefined flour (maida)
PulsesPeas (Matara), Black gram (udada), chickpea (cana)
Fruits vegetablesJack fruit (katahala), beans, long cucumber (kakadi), cucumber (khira), bathua, pumpkin, plum (badara, bera), grapes
OthersExcess intake of water, sugarcanes juice, betel nut, betel, alcohol, curd
Life styleExercise, sudation, bathing, massage, tub-bath, snuffing, sunlight exposure, day sleeping, smoking, anger, sexual indulgence, night, awakening, suppression of urges.

All above information is taken from Central Council of Indian medicine (CCMI) – CLASSICAL AYURVEDIC PRESCRIPTIONS FOR COMMON DISEASES

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