Back close

Ayurvedic Understanding And Management Of Karshya (Malnutrition) In Children – A Case Report

Publication Type : Journal Article

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Ayurveda

Department : Kaumar Bhritya

Year : 2019

Abstract : Karshya is a disease entity or a condition in which there occurs emaciation to the body of a person, with less quantity of Rasa dhatu, further resulting in Karshya can be seen as a separate disease and also as a Karshya will be presenting with typical features of gasthi shesho, Sthoola parva. Karshya can be taken as mild to moderate form of malnutrition. Malnutrition is a global problem, having adverse effects on the survival, health performance and progress of population groups. Malnutrition can be both over and undernutri South Asia, were India is also included is well known for the highest prevalence of underweight children. Maln trition is one among the major cause of morbidity and mortality in childhood tious food and implementation of balanced diet for children in the most essential period of their life, growing phase will keep them safe and healthy. A 2 year 8 months old female patient was admitted to the In Patient D partment of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan with complaints of not gaining weight appropriate for age and associated with less interest towards food since 1 year. This condition can be u derstood as Karshya. After a thorough clin vanga Abhyanga, Swedana, Basthi and Brimhana, Karshyahara oushadhi in the condition of the patient. Later, she was discharged with medicines, especially Rasayana effect to be continued at home.

Cite this Research Publication : Kannan Sagar, Shailaja.U, Anoop A.S, Reshma.K.Raj, Chinmay Mavinkurve, Ayurvedic Understanding And Management Of Karshya (Malnutrition) In Children - A Case Report: . IAMJ: Volume 7, Issue 4, April – 2019.

Admissions Apply Now