A Case Study on The Management of Tamaka Shwasa in Children with Polyherbal Formulation
Asthma is a non-communicable chronic lung disease, characterized by airway inflammation, airway obstruction mainly due to muscle spasm, associated with edema and stagnation of the mucus, Airway hyper-reactivity to aerobiologicals and irritants, airway remodeling in uncontrolled asthma. Ayurveda texts have described five types of Shwasa Roga and among them five, Tamaka Shwasa is one which is a “Swatantra” Vyadhi i.e. independent disease entity having its own etiological factor, patho-physiology and management. It is mentioned as Yapya Vyadhi i.e. a disease of chronic nature Charaka Samhita, while Sushruta considered it as Krichchra Sadhya Vyadhi. Tamaka Shwasa is basically a disorder of Praanavaha Srotasa while other Srotasa are also vitiated. The present effort is intended to study the efficacy of such formulations in reducing the sign and symptoms of childhood asthma. A case of 12 year old male patient who presented features of Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma) was treated by internal Ayurvedic Medicine, Shwasahara Dashemani Churna showed marked improvement in cardinal feature such as breathlessness, cough, Awaking in night etc. and some hematological Parameters, discussed here. After 8 weeks of Follow up no episodes of above complaints have been reported.
Key Words – Bronchial Asthma, Shwasahara Dashemani Churna, Tamaka Shwasa
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