ROLE OF KARPURADI ARKA AS A NEW DOSAGE FORM IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TAMAK SHWASA WSR TO BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: A CASE STUDY
Karpuradi arka is a liquid dosage form, which is combination of Karpura arka, Ajwayan arka, and Dagadful Arka in equal proportion. It is a folklore medicine mainly indicated in bronchial asthma and congestion in respiratory tract (nasal congestion). It acts by clearing airway passage combating kapha and vata. Karpuradi arka is volatile in nature and having odor of camphor. It must be used with dilution in distilled water. This arka is used in the form of nebulization.
A female patient came to the Kayachikitsa OPD of Khemdas Ayurveda Hospital, Ishwarpura. Patient has chief complaints of breathlessness at rest, chest tightness, discomfort at lying position, chest congestion, cough with expectoration etc. Breathlessness at rest subsided within 5-10 minutes after nebulization with Karpuradi arka. After that patient was admitted in IPD and treated with various Ayurvedic formulations as per need. Karpuradi arka breaks down the local pathology of Tamak shwasa combating kaphavrodhit vayu in respiratory airway as well as relieves bronchospasm allowing the entry of prana vayu and exhalation of pravruddha udana vayu. Karpuradi arka is add-on treatment for the management of Tamak shwasa as a new dosage form along with classical kalpas.
Keywords: New dosage form, Bronchial asthma, Tamak shwasa, Karpuradi arka.
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