ROLE OF VIRECHANYOGA AND RASAYANYOGA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION
Hypertension is the most prevalent cardiovascular disorder in the India. Depending on the criteria for the diagnosis, hypertension can be said to be present in 40-45 millions of the adult population. The latest developments in pharmacology has blessed the human community with certain antihypertensive drugs to suppress the elevated arterial blood pressure; at the same time it is proved that all of the used for it only symptomatic, have sufficient adverse effect and will not cure the disease. So it is need to find out effective medicine for essential HTN. In Ayurveda there is no description of such a single disease which can resemble with HTN. As per Ayurveda principles, in case of unknown disease, the physician should try to understand the nature of the disease through Dosha, Dushya and Samprapti; then should initiate the treatment .This clinical trial was conducted on 20 patients of Essential HTN to compare the effect of Virechanyoga and Rasayanyoga in the management of essential HTN. Duration of treatment was 4 weeks. Both the groups showed highly significant results. But Rasayanyoga was found to be more effective.
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