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Ayurveda is one of the old traditional science which deals with healthy and diseased state of human beings through lifestyle, dietary supplements, medication, yoga, purification techniques. In decades of old age can be reduced by the rasayana therapy, which is the line of treatment for vriddha age groups with dominant of vata dosha, agni mandya, dhatu and upadhatu Kshaya. Women are mostly vulnerable at early stage by the vata dosha, dhatu Kshaya especially asthi dhatu, upadhatu like aartava etc. Kshaya of asthi dhatu in menopausal period can be considered as menopausal osteoporosis. Prevention is better than cure as per this proverb, this study was held to prevent the risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis with the drugs lashuna and shatavari treated in comparison method. By its guna of snigdha, vatahara, rasayana etc.
© Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 2018
Selva Kumari T. R. Thanga
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Preliminary standardization of lashuna A potential drug for postmenopausal osteoporosis.
Vol 6 No 3 (2018): AYURLOG: NJRAS | April 2018
Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
Published: Apr 16, 2018
Osteoporosis is a major international health problem, accentuated by increasing longevity. Osteoporosis as “a systemic skeletal disease characterized by low bone mass and bone architectural leading to increased risk”. Menopause is the normal process but now a day it becoming the major health problem in developing countries like India. In Ayurveda Menopause deals with jarapakvaavasta of the body Jara and Rajonivritti are manifested due to the progressive reduction in the functional ability of Agnis, which results in an inadequate tissue nutrition. This nutritional imbalance triggers the irreversible degenerative changes in „Sapta Dhatus‟. The disease Osteoporosis is somewhat similar to the description of Asthi Kshaya in which metabolism of Asthi Dhatu is disturbed. Rasayana therapy has proved efficacious in managing and preventing many chronic conditions till date. As Postmenopausal Osteoporosis is a disease related to aging, Rasayana can provide the better alternative to increasing quality of life. Here, the drug Lashuna also one of the Rasayana guna dravya.