EFFECT OF AYURVEDIC TREATMENT IN CHRONIC MALARIA: A CASE STUDY
Malaria is one of the main reasons for the cases of Pyrexia of Unknown Origin in modern days. In this case, a Male patient, aged 48 years presented with features of Pain in legs and lassitude for a long time. On laboratory investigation he was found to have a blood smear positive for Malarial parasite (Plasmodium vivax). Patient was suffering from this from more than 7 years and was under treatment from a number of allopathic physician but without any results. The patient was under Ayurvedic treatment for approx. 2 months and the report of blood smear for Malarial parasite was negative. It was a case of Chronic Malaria (Plasmodium vivax). In Ayurveda, it was a case of Vishma Jwara. Amritarishta, Vardhaman Pippali along with some other Ayurvedic formulations have given excellent response. The MP test was negative after treatment.Keywords: Chronic Malaria, Malarial Parasite, Amrita, Pippali, Vishma Jwara.
Agnivesha, Charaka, Dridhabala, Charaka Samhita, Chikitsa Sthana, Atreyabhadrakapiya Adhyaya 3/42, In:Tripathi B,editor,Ist ed.Vol.I, Part II. Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan, Varanasi; 2006, p 122.
Agnivesha, Charaka, Dridhabala, Charaka Samhita, Vimana Sthana, Atreyabhadrakapiya Adhyaya 7/42, In: Tripathi B, editor, 1st ed. Vol.I, Part II. Chaukhamba Surbharati Prakashan, Varanasi;2006, p 122.
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