Arsha (hemorrhoids) is engorgement of the hemorrhoidal venous plexus, characterized by bleeding per rectum, constipation, pain, prolapse and discharge. The earliest reference of Arsha is available in Acharya Charaka, Sushruta and Kashyap Samhita. In modern point of view, it can be correlated with Haemorrhoids. In this study total 10 patients of Arsha having signs and symptoms of same, selected from Arogyashala Rugnalaya OPD of Shalyatantra Department. The patients were treated with prepared “Arshahar malam” to be applied locally for twise a day upto 10 days. The reference of Arshahar malam taken from various texts of Ayurvedic samhitas. It contains Nagkeshar, Lodhra, Nirgundi, lajjalu, Bheemseni Karpoor, Yasad Bhama And Tila Taila in appropriate proportion. All these drugs have property to subside the different symptoms belongs to Arsha. The combind effect of all these drugs are seen in this study.
Assessment was done on the basis of criteria such as bleeding, shotha according to grade of pile mass, and itching. On observation, result showed reduction of bleeding, shotha, and itching with advantages like affordable cost-effective and more acceptable to different categories of people, etc. were recorded in the Arshahar malam-treated group. No any complication seen in patients during follow up periods.
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