A Systemic Review of Amavata & Its Management

  • Deepika S Jadhav
  • Londhe P D
Keywords: Amavata, Ama, Langhan, Swedan, Virechan, Basti


In the present era Amavata is the most common disease affecting a large aged population. Amavataterm derived from words as “Ama†& “Vataâ€. The word Ama is the condition in which various ailments in system creates toxic effect. The Ama when combines with Vatadosha& occupies shleshmasthana (Asthisandhi) results in painful disease “Amavataâ€. The clinical presentation of Amavataclosely mimics with the special variety of Rheumatological disorders called Rheumatoid Arthritis in accordance with their similarities on clinical features like pain, swelling, stiffness, fever, redness, general debility, fatigue are almost identical to that of Amavata. The Rheumatological disorder is such a group of disease which has no specific medical management in any type of therapeuties. Amavata is the particular type of disease which is mentioned in     Ayurveda since the period of Madhavkara (16 th century A.D.) under the category of VataKaphaja disorders. Nidanasof Amavata narrated by Madhavkaraare Viruddhahara, Mandagni, Exercise after heavy meal etc. Amvata is one of the challenging disease for the clinicians due to its chronicity, incurability, complications and morbidity. The allopathic treatment provides the symptomatic relief but the underlined pathology remain untreated due to absence of effective therapy and also giving rise to many side effects,toxic symptoms and adverse reactions also more serious complications like organic lesions. The treatment procedure described are Langhan,Swedan ,Tikta-katudipan, Virechan, Basti etc. So the present study deals with systemic review of Amvatafrom all the classics of Ayurveda and its management.