Healthy state of body and mind is a key of happiness. In spite of technical and scientific advancement, incidence of various diseases in early age is a global issue. Changing lifestyle, altered food habits, vegetables, animal products grown and produced with artificial fertilizers and chemicals collectively cause vitiation of Doshas and to certain extend formation of Krimi. Knowledge of Krimi and its description in Vedas and Ayurvedic Samhitas is very unique and different from the concept of worm in modern medical science. Krimi is a broad terminology in ancient Indian science which encompasses various types of helminths, microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa causing a large variety of diseases. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment of Krimi is essential to treat various diseases including Anukta vyadhi like Cancer, CRF. Early days, there was a tradition of periodic deworming. Now a days, poor hygienic conditions, Unctus food, faeco-oral infection, contaminated food and water are the additional causes for manifestation of Krimi. Treatment of Krimi as explained in Charak Samhita is Apakarshana (Deworming), Prakruti Vighaat (medicines, food and lifestyle which restricts formation and growth of Krimi) and Nidan Parivarjan (avoiding causative factors of manifestation of Krimi). This article elaborates concept of Krimi from Vedic and Ayurvedic perspective, which is useful for its’ clinical application in the treatment of various dreadful diseases like cancer, diabetes, diseases of female genital tracts.
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