Ayurveda management of Koshthashrita Kamala (Hepato-cellular Jaundice): A case report

  • Dharmisha Kahdoliya M.D (Ayu) scholar, Department of Dravyaguna, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA), Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
  • Bhupesh R. Patel Associate Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA), Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
  • Sarika M. Makwana MD (Ayu) scholar, Dept of RSBK, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (IPGT&RA), Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
Keywords: Ayurveda, Hepatocellular Jaundice, Kamala, Virechana

Abstract

Kamala is a condition characterised by yellowish discoloration of skin, eye, and mucous membrane. Kamala is mainly cause due to excessive intake of ushna (hot), tikshna i.e. pitta prakopaka (aggravating) diet and regimen. Due to this the increased pitta dosha with vitiation of rakta (blood), mansa (muscles) dhatu results in kamala roga. Here in, we report a case of young 26-year-old female who had complains of chhardi (vomiting) ,ajirna (indigestion), dourbalya (weakness) with increased liver function test value i.e. S.G.P.T-2490U/L. On physical examination and as per the liver functional test this case was diagnosed as Koshthaashrita Kamala which is very similar to Hepatocellular jaundice due to its resemblance. In Ayurveda, virechana is the first line of treatment of Kamala followed by virechaka (purgative), Rasayana (Rejuvenator) and Dhatuvardhaka (nourishes body tissues) treatment   for treating Kamala roga. The treatment protocol included internal administration of herbomineral formulations i.e. Arogyavardhini rasa, Tapyadi lauha and Phalatrikadi kwath with Pathya palana for twenty days. Further subsiding of symptoms was observed after sixteen days of treatment. Liver function test was improved by 27 U/L as compared to before (2490 U/L).

Published
2020-01-02
How to Cite
Kahdoliya, D., Patel, B., & Makwana, S. (2020, January 2). Ayurveda management of Koshthashrita Kamala (Hepato-cellular Jaundice): A case report. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 3(4), 254-259. Retrieved from http://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/115