Effect of Sadyo Vamana Karma using Kuppameniyadi Swarasa and Siritekkuadi Kashaya in Tamakashwasa (Bronchial asthma) - A Case Study
Tamakashwasa is a disease affecting Pranavaha Srotas (respiratory tract). In Tamakashwasa, Kapha and Vata Dosha are vitiated. Tamakashwasa correlates with bronchial asthma, a chronic inflammation associated with airway hyper-responsiveness leading to recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, tightness in chest and coughing; particularly at night and early morning. Vamana Karma is prescribed as a therapeutic measure in treatment of Tamakashwasa. Vamana Karma using Kuppameniyadi Swarasa (juice of Acalypha indica), followed by Siritekkuadi Kashaya is prescribed in treatment of Tamakashwasa (bronchial asthma) in Sri Lanka. A 56-year-old man suffering from Tamakashwasa for 26 years was treated for 17 days with Sadyo Vamana Karma using Kuppameniyadi Swarasa followed by oral administration of Siritekkuadi Kashaya. After Vamana Karma, cough, rhinitis, difficulty in expectorating, dryness of mouth, expectoration of phlegm, tightness in chest and restlessness were completely relieved. Duration of Shwasa Vega was changed from less than 30 minutes to no episodes of asthma attacks. The frequency of Shwasa Vega was changed from 1-2 attacks per week and 1-2 attacks at night per month to no paroxysm of asthma attacks. After completion of entire treatment, wheezing was completely absent. The peak flow rate increased from 300ml to 350ml. The patient completely stopped using inhaler. It is concluded that selected treatment regimen is a potentially beneficial therapy for Tamakashwasa (bronchial asthma)
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