CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF VATAJA GULMA
Gulma is the chronic disease of Annavaha Srotas where in Vata Dosha vitiation is typically observed. It is a Vata Pradhana Vyadhi mentioned separately in Charaka Samhita, Sushrutha Samhita, Astanga Hrudaya, Astanga Sangraha and in Madhava Nidana. Because of its shape like that of Gulma (Shrub or Bush) disease is named as Gulma. It is a Sparshopalabhya (palpable mass), Paripinditatwath (hard and round in shape). Nidana (etiological factors), Poorvaroopa (premorbid symptoms), Roopa (signs and symptoms), Upashaya Anupashaya (aggravating and relieving factors), Samprapti (Pathogenesis), Samprapti Ghataka, Upadrava, Arista Lakshanas of Vataja Gulma is discussed in detail in this article with its above possible contemporary correlation.
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