SINGLE HERBAL DRUGS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHIKSHAYA (OSTEOPOROSIS): A REVIEW 1 Dr. Sneha K. Awale, 2 Dr. Ashok D. Ramteke, 3Vd. Rajshree Gavand, 4Vd. Santoshi Rane
Ayurveda is a “Divine science” due to its origin as well as its incredible strength. According to Ayurveda dosha, dhatu and mala are responsible factors for utpatti, sthiti and laya of human body. The function of dhatu is dharana of the sharira (body). Among the dhatu, asthidhatu is responsible for maintenance of structural frame work of the body. According to the principles of ashrayaashrayibhava, asthidhatu is the sthan of vata doṣha and they are inversely related to each other. Increase of vata is the main factor responsible for asthikṣhaya. Asthikshaya can be compared with osteoporosis. Though different treatment modalities are commonly used in modern medicine, there is no treatment which has satisfactory improvement without side effects. The present study was taken to analyze the fundamental concept of asthikshaya and to find out single herbs beneficial for it. In this paper efforts have been made to compile the drugs having anti-osteoporotic activity and classified them into Dhatukshaya and Margavarodhjanya samprapti of vataprakop.
Keywords: Vata doṣha, Asthi kṣaya, Ashrayashrayibhava, Herbal drugSINGLE HERBAL DRUGS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ASTHIKSHAYA (OSTEOPOROSIS): A REVIEW -Dr. Sneha K. Awale