Vol. 4, Issue 4, Part B (2016)
Classical review on Shatapushpadi lepa: A good local application in Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis)
Author(s): Saroj Kumar Debnath and Sudhaben N Vyas
Abstract: Shatapushpadi lepa is poly herbal locally applied Ayurvedic medicine. It is selected from famous Ayurvedic book (i.e. Bhaishajya Ratnavali) for its Ayurvedic drug review in context of Amavata. It is used locally over affected joints with luke warm water as a pest preparation. Maximum ingredients of the Shatapushpadi Lepa are containing katu-tikta rasa (pungent-bitter taste), ushna-laghu-ruksha-tiksha guna (hot-levity-dry-sharp qualities), ushna virya (potency in hot nature) and katu vipak (pungent taste like substance produced after completion of digestion or post digestion effect) properties. It has mainly vata-kapha-samaka (vata-kapha-reducing) property and shothahara (anti- inflammatory) and vedanasthapana (analgesic) karma (pharmacological action). It helps to reduce local pain, swelling, tenderness and stiffness of affected joints of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) patient.
How to cite this article:
Saroj Kumar Debnath, Sudhaben N Vyas. Classical review on Shatapushpadi lepa: A good local application in Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). Int J Herb Med 2016;4(4):134-136.