Medicinal plants used in vatarakta (gout): A critical review

Medicinal plants used in vatarakta (gout): A critical review

Author: 
Lalchand, Sahu Rekha, Gupta Rakshapal and Rout Om Prakash
Abstract: 

Vatarakta is Vata pradhana Tridoshaja Vyadhi, Rakta is main dushya.It is characterized by Aakhudanshvat Pida (Piercing Pain like rat bite) in joints. There are two types of Vatrakta- Uttana and Gambhira. Symptoms of Vatarakta is very similar to Gout, So Vatarakta can be very well correlated with Gout. Goutis one of the most common articular disease, which is caused by Hyperurecemia. It is characterized by severe pain, inflammation, tenderness and burning sensation in affected joints especially small joints of hands and feet. Due to sedentary lifestyle many peoples are affecting day by day from this severe disease. Currently in modern science NSAID’S, Colchicine, Corticosteroids and Uricosuric drugs like Allopurinol are being used to treat Gout. But thesedrugs have certain limitations and many drawbacks.Therefore, it is necessary to find alternative treatments which should be more effective and fewer drawbacks. So plant based medicine can be better option for its treatment in present era. In different Ayurvedic literatures many medicinal plants have been mentioned for treatment of Vatarakta.Therefore, this review article aims to collect medicinal plants mentioned for treatment of Vatarakta in different Ayurvedic literatures. In this review article we have enlisted 71 medicinal plants from XXX number of literatures, which is used for its treatment. By using these plants treatment of Vatarakta can be done more effectively with fewer side effects.

Paper No: 
1551