Role of Ritushodhana in Prevention of Cancer - A Conceptual Review

  • Prabhu C Nagalapur Professor & H.O.D, Postgraduate Department of Swasthavritta, S.J.G. Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Koppal, Karnataka, India.
  • C. S. Karamudi Associate Professor, Postgraduate Department of Swasthavritta, S.J.G. Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Koppal, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Ritushodhana, Cancer, Prevention.


Background: Health is wealth and is achieved only through practicing of Preventive medicine. But Human beings are working beyond their capacity to achieve their goals with tremendous work pressure and regardless of time neglecting their health. All these developments are taking human away from nature and causing change in food and life style leading to non-communicable disorders. In present era Cancer is the most common threatening disease which is having multi-factorial and diverse kind of etiopathogenesis. The cancer incidence in India is estimated to be 19 to 20 lakhs, according to a study by FICCI and EY. Panchakarma or Shodhana Upakrama is the only one which helps to nourish the body tissue along with rejuvenating effect. Cancer is one of the disease conditions requiring rejuvenation and Shodhana effect simultaneously. Aim: To review and analyze the role of Ritushodhana in prevention of Cancer. Materials and Methods: Review of classical textual data was gathered from Bruhatrayis and texts of contemporary sciences with related articles published was done to analyze the benefit of Ritushodhana on Cancer. Discussion: Procedures like Vamana may help in preventing occurrence of lung and oesophageal cancers, Virechana in liver and stomach cancers, Basti in colon and bone cancers, Nasya in oral, head and neck cancers by detoxifying, eliminating the carcinogens and rejuvenating the cells. Conclusion: Shodhana in appropriate seasons helps to expel sanchita Malas by not allowing carcinogens to impeach in the body which may prevent the occurrence of Cancer.


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Prabhu C Nagalapur, & C. S. Karamudi. (2023). Role of Ritushodhana in Prevention of Cancer - A Conceptual Review. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(11), 127 - 131. Retrieved from
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