ROLE OF AYURVEDA INTERVENTION (CHATURJATADI SAMBHARAK AVALEHA) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MALNUTRITION IN CHILDRENAbstract
Balashosha is a disease caused by nutritional deficiencies in which the body gets slowly emaciated. This condition is very much similar to malnutrition. It reduces the baby’s growth and increases the chances of having a low birth weight and later suffering from childhood infections and mortality. In Ayurveda, Balashosha is described as Apatarpana janya vyadhi and due to Rasavaha Shrotodusti, where Kaphadosha plays an important role in the pathogenesis. Aim: Aim of this article is to evaluate the efficacy of Chaturjatadi Sambharak in the management of Malnutrition (Balashosha). Materials and Methods: A literature review was conducted with the help of many important Ayurvedic and Modern textbooks, Research papers, Journals to collect information on the content of Chaturjatadi Sambharak, an Ayurveda drug indicated for Ajeerna(indigestion), Shvasa (dyspnoea), Kasa (cough), Sarvarognashaka (cures every disease), Balya (Strength promoting), Angavardhaka (Anabolic/growth-promoting) and Pushtikaraka (promoting nutrition) in children. Conclusion: This literary review article provides evidence regarding the immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, Antioxidant activity along with Deepana (appetizer), Pachana (digestive), Krimihara (antihelminthic), Brimhana (anabolic/ growth-promoting), and Rasayana (rejuvenating) properties of the drug. These are responsible for increasing in body mass and managing morbidities associated with malnutrition. Therefore, it can be considered as an effective remedy for the management of malnutrition.
Ved Prakash Meena *, Ekta Sinha and Nisha Kumari Ojha
Department of Kaumarbhritya-Balroga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
01 July 2021
31 August 2021
03 September 2021
01 May 2022