A CRITICAL REVIEW ON AHARAJA NIDANA OF AMAVATA
Keywords:Amavata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Mandagni, Viruddha ahara
Amavata is a pain predominating and movement restricting disease, it hampers the normal activities of the patient. Amavata pose a challenge to the physician owing to its chronicity, incurability, complications and morbidity. Amavatais a rasa dushita vikara and is mainly due to the impairment of jataragni and dhatwagni, resulting in the production of ama. Such amawhen gets associated with vikruta vata and gets located in sandhis it produces shoola (pain), shotha (swelling) and sthabhdata (stiffness) of sandhis (joints) .Amavata is having similarities with disease Rheumatoid arthritis explained in contemporary science.Many peoples in society are unaware about disease and its complications which is responsible for lifelong joint deformities. The exact cause of RA still remains unknown. Infectious agents or their products have been implicated without conclusive evidence. Hence an effort is made to understand the nidana of Amavata in the present day scenario.
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