A A M J Effect of Naṣtapuṣpāntaka Rasa in Ārtavakṣaya
Women is one of the nature's most wonderful and complex creations, there are many physiological changes takes place in women's body which are markedly seen in the reproductive life. Menstrual cycle is such a unique phenomenon in the body which includes dramatic monthly change in the hormones, which ends finally with the shedding of endometrium. Menstrual cycle is a physiological process controlled by hypothalamo-pituitary ovarian axis and their associated hormones which is produced as a result
... f rhythmic and cyclic changes in the reproductive organs. This is greatly influenced by present day life style, food habits, and increased stress and strain leading to various types of menstrual disorders. Which is one of the common complaint seen in the gynaecological OPD. Among the menstrual disorders ārtavakṣaya which can be compared to oligohypomenorrhoea. It is seen in approximately 50% of patients. All acharyas have opined normal duration of ārtavasrava is between 3-7 days and the quantity is nātibahu and nātyalpa. The present study deals with ārtavakṣaya as a vyādhi which, if left untreated leads to infertility. This has a huge impact on the physiology as well as the psychoso-cial aspect of a woman's life. As per Modern medical science hormonal treatment is considered as the first line of treatment, but it has its own limitations and cannot be used for a long period due to its side effects. Our classics suggest use of Āgneya dravya as the line of treatment. Hence Naṣtapuṣpāntaka rasa is selected for the study, which is Āgneya, pittavardhaka, vāta kapha śāmaka.