Effect of Treatment Regimen Practiced in Sri Lanka with Denibadi Kashaya on Pittanubandha Amavata wsr to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) – A Case Study
Amavata is a disease occurred by combination of vitiated Vata Dosha with Ama. Madhava describes different clinical features present in Amavata; as when Vata, Pitta or Kapha Dosha are associated. When Pitta Dosha is associated, it can be considered as Pittanubandha Amavata which can be correlated with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a chronic autoimmune disease. In the present study, a patient suffering from Pittanubandha Amavata (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) was treated for 281 days with 14 medicines including Denibadi Kashaya, a decoction very widely practiced in Sri Lanka. Sadyah Virechana was conducted in the patient when Agni became normal. The patient showed complete reduction in Angamarda (body ache), Jwara (fever), Aruchi (loss of appetite), Shoola and Raga (Pain and redness in elbow, wrist, knee, ankle and inter phalangeal joints), discomfort at flexion of inter phalangeal joints, Butterfly rash and fatigue. It is concluded that this treatment regimen can be use in treatment of Pittanubandha Amavata (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) with effective results.