PANDU ROGA- A HISTORICAL APPROACH
Keywords:Ayurveda, Rasa Dhatu, Historical review, Pandu
Holistic approach of Ayurveda is regarded as help for the upliftment of society by providing a disease free and healthy environment. According to Ayurveda the word “Pandu” denotes pale or yellow white colour. Pandu Roga is a disease in which man becomes pallor due to deficiency of Rasa Dhatu in the body. Rasa Dhatu is mentioned among the Saptadhatus of the body. Historical importance of Pandu Roga is as ancient as human life and provides elaborated knowledge of this disease. Pandu Roga has been described in Vedas as well as in the Ayurvedic literature of ancient time up to modern era. In ancient Ayurved literature the management of Pandu is described in wide aspect. Hence the provided knowledge completes the Prayojan of Ayurveda “preventive and curative aspect” here in this study effort is made to cover the gap between Ayurvedic management and modern management of Pandu w.s.r. to anaemia. In ancient classics, the major aim of treatment of Pandu Roga is to supply better nutrition.
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