ROLE OF MATRUSTANYA ASCHYOTANA IN NEONATAL CONJUNCTIVITIS –A REVIEW
Dr. Rajendrakumar S. Rahangdale*, Dr. Vijaykumar U. Gawai
Neonatal Conjunctivitis is one of the common infection encountered in the Newborn, its incidence occurs mostly in a people with low economic strata of family with poor hygienic condition of the mother with number of other factor. In Ayurveda Acharya Sushrut had described that the disease of the eye called Abhishyanda. Abhishyanda has similar feature like Neonatal Conjunctivitis. Acharya Vagbat describes that Aschyotana is the first and best line of treatment for all type of eye disease, it relieves congestion/redness of eye pain itching watering and burning sensation in modern practice various medicine and wide range of antibiotics are used for treatment of conjunctivitis having some toxic effect on eye. In Ayurveda ancient Acharya described Matrustanya (mother milk) Aschyotana as a remedy for the treatment of Abhishyanda i.e Conjunctivitis, mother milk is easily available uncontaminated, sterile, fresh, pure, economic and having lots of factor like immunoglobins, anti-infective factors which are helpful in the treatment of neonatal conjunctivitis with no side effects.
Keywords: Neonatal Conjunctivitis, Abhishyanda, Aschyotana, Matrustanya.
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