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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
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Abstract

REVIEW ARTICLE ON KARSHYA AND PEM IN AYURVEDA

Dr. Aayushi Tiwari*, Dr. Nagendra Thakre and Dr. Aashutosh Kumar Jain

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda is mainly based on preventive aspect first rather than curative. Ayurveda believe that many health problems can be prevented through nutritious diet. Food is importrant as a nutritional source also therapeutic importance. Karshya is disease a similar to under nutrition. PEM (protein energy malnutrition) is one of the diseases related to Annavaha Srotas. It is a type of malnutrition resulting from deficiency of proteins and calories in food over a long period of time. It is very common among young children (usually below 5 years). PEM is not only important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality but also leads to permanent impairment of physical and possibly of mental growth of those who survive. Disease such as Parigarbhika, Phakka, Balashosha and Karshya describe by various author of Ayurveda can also co related to malnutrition based on the clinical features these diseases are related to each other. This article highlights the Ayurvedic view of nutritional disorder like protein energy malnutrition.

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