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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 219-223

A study on the role of vamanam on serum bilirubin and calcium levels

Department of Basic Principles, Maior S.D. Singh College, Farukabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.171705

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Introduction: Normal pitta maintains normal hepatic metabolism. Serum bilirubin and calcium levels are associated with hepatic function. Vamanam and Sweda Karma increase agni, which in turn affects the liver metabolism. The raised agni after sweda and vamanam increase the metabolic activity of the body. Today's quality of food and dietary habits, lifestyle, and changes in seasons are often the cause of saturation of toxins in the body, which according to Ayurveda are malas and aam, and these are also the cause for vitiation of the doshas. When the body becomes free from this malas, aam (toxic materials), and vitiated doshas, a state of good health can be achieved. Ayurveda has the best therapies in the form of Panchakarma to make the body free from these disease-causing factors. Aim: Is to study on the role of vamanam on serum bilirubin and calcium levels. To study the bodily changes after Vamana Karma. Materials and Methods: 40 patients of Tamakaswasa and Sidhma Kushta divided into two group each consisting of 20 patients. The treated group patients were divided into 10 each of Tamakaswasa and Sidhma Kushta managed with Snehapana, Sweda Karma and finally with Vamana Karma. Effects of Snehapana, Sweda and Vamanam on serum bilirubin, calcium were evaluated before treatment, after Sneha, Sweda and at the end of the treatment. Results: Marginal changes seen in this study. 85% symptoms relieved in both the diseases. Conclusion: Vamana can improve the functional and metabolic activities of the body. The clinical signs and symptoms were decreased after Vamana Karma.

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