Effect of Sadyo Vamana using Tylophora indica, Peenas Kashaya and Dhumapana using Gymnema sylvestre in the management of Kaphaja Kasa – A single case report
Ayurveda describes five types of Kasa and one of them is Kaphaja Kasa. It can be correlated with productive cough. Sri Lankan traditional physicians treat Kaphaja Kasa with Vamana Karma using Tylophora indica (Bin Nuga), Peenasa Kashaya and Dhumapana using Gymnema sylvestre Retz. (Masbedda) with effective results. A 48 years old female patient with 14 days history of Kaphaja Kasa with complaints of productive cough, pain in the left side of the head, stickiness in the oral cavity, anorexia, heaviness in the body and running nose was treated for 10 days. Sadyo Vamana using Tylophora indica (Bin Nuga) was conducted on day 1 and followed by Samsarjana Krama. From day 4 to day 10 she was treated with oral administration of Peenas Kashaya along with Dhumapana. The response to the treatment was recorded and therapeutic effects were evaluated through symptomatic relief. After Vamana Karma, it was observed that the feelings of heaviness in the body, running nose and stickiness in the oral cavity were completely relieved. After the entire treatment, the cough and headache were also completely relieved and other symptoms such as loss of appetite and anorexia were partially relieved. Based on results it is concluded that Sadyo Vamana using Tylophora indica (Bin Nuga) followed by oral administration of Peenas Kashaya and Dhumapana using Gymnema sylvestre Retz. (Masbedda) is effective in the treatment of Kaphaja Kasa (productive cough).
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