CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF ASHWAGANDHA IN PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS AS ADJUVANT THERAPY

Abstract

Tuberculosis is one of the oldest disease known to affect human, is a major leading cause of death in developing countries. Immunity plays very important role next to causative organism mycobacterium tuberculi as mycobacterium tuberculi mostly affect the person with low immunity. In Ayurveda tuberculosis is considered as Rajayakshma or kshaya which leads to dhatu kshaya due to obstruction of Srotas. Rasayana drugs improve the quality of Rasa Dhatu so good quality of Rakta Mamsa Meda Asthi Majja Shukra and Ojus is formed, so excellence of all Dhatus is achieved. It also improve the microcirculation hense improves tissue nourishment. So Ashwagandha which is extensively used in Ayurveda as Rasayana is selected in pulmonary tuberculosis as adjuvant therapy.

Keyword: Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Rasayana, Ashwagandha

dr manju saini WJAS JULY 2016

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