Exploring the Potential Role of Herbal Ayurveda Formulation Vasadi Kashaya in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Review

  • Vikash Kumar Vikrant Post Graduate Scholar, P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Abhishek Upadhyay Lecturer, P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Rashmi Mutha Lecturer, P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
  • Harshitha KS Post Graduate Scholar, P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Keywords: Tamaka Shwasa, Vasadi Kashaya, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Abstract

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease of respiratory system having chronic nature which is characterised by airway inflammation and airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. It includes two clinical conditions, chronic bronchitis and emphysema which generally overlap in patients. It is a preventable and treatable disease that is caused by significant exposure to harmful gases or organic matter. The common clinical symptoms include dyspnoea, cough, sputum production, chest tightness. According to the global burden of disease study reports published in 2018, COPD is the second leading cause of death due to non-communicable diseases in India. COPD in Ayurveda is can be dealt in Ayurvedic clinical practice using treatment principles of Shwasa and Kasa. Vasadi Kashaya, a herbal Ayurveda medicine is commonly used in the treatment of respiratory disorders by Ayurveda practitioners. Aim: In this article, possible mode of action of Vasadi Kashaya in the treatment of COPD have been explored based on available Ayurvedic and scientific literature. Methodology: Information from Ayurveda text books and available full text articles on different medical online sources was collected using relevant keywords and are summarised in this article. Conclusion: Available scientific evidence supports the anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant and immune-modulator properties of Vasadi Kashaya making it a potential herbal formulation for Ayurvedic management of COPD.

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Vikash Kumar Vikrant, Abhishek Upadhyay, Rashmi Mutha, & Harshitha KS. (2021). Exploring the Potential Role of Herbal Ayurveda Formulation Vasadi Kashaya in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Review. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 144 - 148. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1418
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