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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

( An ISO 9001:2015 Certified International Journal )

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

AYURVEDIC VIEW OF DYSMENORRHOEA (KASHTARTAVA)

Dr. M. S. Sonika*, Dr. Kaniz Fatima and Dr. Uzma Nikhath Bano

ABSTRACT

Dysmenorrhoea is defined as painful cramps that occur with menstruation incapacitating enough to interfere with routine activity. Dysmenorrhea is an important health problem of adolescents in school, as well as health practitioners, that badly affects the daily activities and quality of life. Dysmenorrhoea is the most common Gynaecological problem faced by women due to abnormal anatomical and functional aspect of uterus, pschycosomatic factors,release of Prostaglandins, Pelvic congestion etc. Dysmenorrhoea can be correlated with kashtartava or conditions like Udavartini Yonivyapada in Ayurveda. It is Tridoshaj vyadhi with Vata Predominance. There is dearrangement of Apan and Vyan vayu along with vitiation of Rasa dhatu. In present day life women are effectively facing challenges encountered by stressful life resulting in Mithya Ahar, vihar, over exertion & malnutrition this may direct to vikruti in “Rutuchakra’’ leading to various vyadhi allied to menstruation. Ayurveda recommends rutucharya and dinacharya, diet modulation and yoga in the form of asanas, pranayam and meditation on a regular basis so as to alleviate dysmenorrhoea effectively. Similarly, Uttarbasti, Garbhashaya balyaaushadhi, anuvasan or matrabasti can also be administered if necessary.

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