Ayurveda is traditional & time-tested Indian system of medicine.It has comprehensive approach in dealing with life through all physiological & pathological approach. It has encompassed all aspect of life.
Shothahara Mahakashaya1 represents group of ten medicines which acts on Shotha roga 2. 12th Adhyay of charak samhita shvayathu chikitsa deals with symptoms & treatment of different type of inflammation. Other name of Shotha is Shopha or Svayathu in Ayurveda. It is a wide term covering local swelling to inflammation of internal oragan pancreatitis, Bronchitis.
Acharya Charak has described Shothahara Mahakashaya in charak Sutrasthana in 4 th adhyay as 38th Gana of the 50 Mahakashaya Gana.
Patala, Agnimantha, Bilva, Shyonaka, Kashmariya, Kantakari, Brihati, Shalaparni, Prishaniparni, Goksura are included as ten drugs under this mahakashay. These 10 medicine which are effective individually, work together and results into enhanced output. These plants having Katu, Tikta, Kashaya Rasa, Ushna Virya, Katu Vipaka, Ruksha, Laghu Guna and Tridoshaghna properties. Due to these qualities, they overcome lakshna of Shotha. This article is an attempt to describe
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