ROLE OF RASAYAN IN COMMUNICABLE DISEASE (Janapadodhwamsa).
Dr. Rakesh Shukla*, Dr. Omprakash Dwivedi, Dr. Jinesh Jain and Dr. Sanjeev Khuje
Ayurveda the eternal life science from many centuries proved to be the most efficient tool in the health
management system. In Ayurvedic science the communicable diseases are mentioned under the Janapadodhwamsa
includes the causative agents; its features the methods of prevention of diseases have been clearly explained. The
techniques of managing communicable diseases advised include the usage of Rasayana therapy and Panchakarma
procedures. An effort has been made to find possible Ayurvedic comparison to the current most prevalent
communicable diseases and classify under the Pranavaha Srotas (respiratory system), Annavaha Srotas
(alimentary canal), Udakavaha Srotas (channels carrying fluids), Rasavaha and Raktavaha srotas (lymph and
circulatory system) based on the particular signs and symptoms and the system involved. Also aims to provide
information among the Rasayana Aushadies which can be in cooperated in day to day clinical practice along with
Vyadhi Hara Chikitsa. This may provide answer to the challenge of resistant type microorganism and the side
effects causing by conventional causative organism targeted treatment.
Keywords: Janapadodhwamsa, Rasayana therapy.
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