Introduction:

Sthaulya is the condition in which vitiation of Meda Dhaatu occurs and increases in the amount. Sus`hruta explained Sthaulya as Rasa Nimittaja where Charakamentioned it as Medo Dusht`ijanya Vyaadhi. It is further explained as Medoroga in later Classics like Maadhava NidaanaSthaulya is stated to be worse than Kaars`hyato treat because of Viruddhopakrama.

 

Saamaanya Chikitsaa:

 

  • Utpattihetu Parihaara : – The factors which are responsible for Sthaulya are to be avoided.
  • Guru + Apatarpan`a Dravya Upayoga : – The medicines as well as food should possess the properties Guru and Apatarpan`aGuru Dravya helps in treating Agniwhile at the same time due to Apatarpan`a property it reduces excessive Meda (Agnim Yaapayati, Medo Hanti ).

 

  • The medicines, diet and all the measures which are Vaatghna, Kaphaghna and Medohara should be used. Basti with drugs having Teekshn`a and Rookshaproperties, Lekhana Basti and Rooksha Udvartana should be administered.
  • (C.Su.21/21)

 

  • Following Vihaara_s should be adopted for Sthaulya treatment Prajaagaran`a, Vyaayaama, Vyavaaya, Chintaa. All these Vihaara should be adopted and their intensity should be increased gradually. (C.Su.21/28)

 

  • The drugs having Virookshan`a and Chchhedana properties are indicated in Sthaulya treatment.

 

 

Pathya

  • Rasa – Kat`u, Tikta, Kashaaya
  • Gun`a – Rooksha
  • S`hooka – Yava, Puraan`a S`haalee, Ven`u Yava, Koradoosha, S`hyaamaaka, Neevaara
  • S`haaka – Dagdha Vaartaaka Phala, Patrottha S`haaka
  • S`himbee – Kulattha, Chana`ka, Masoora, Mudga, Aad`hakee,
  • Maamsa – Chingat`a Matsya
  • Dugdha – Takra
  • Drava – Madya, Sarshapa Taila, Bibheetaka Taila
  • Kritaanna – Bharitraka, Pippalyaadi Kashaaya Siddha Aahaara.
  • Other  Triphalaa, Trikat`u, Elaa, Madhu, Laaja, Gugguala, Loha Bhasma, Priyangu Choorn`a, Kshaara, S`hilaajeeta, Agaroo Lepa, Koshn`a Jala, Chinta, Shrama, Jaagaran`a, Maithuna, Udvartana, Langhana, Rechana, Vamana

 

Apathya

  • Rasa – Madhura
  • Gun`a – Sugandha
  • Dhaanya – Godhuma, Nava S`haalee
  • S`himbee – Maasha
  • Maamsa – Matsya,
  • Dugdha – Dugdha, Dugdhjanya Padaartha
  • Phala – Ikshu
  • Other – Ikshu Vikritee, S`harkaraa, Gud`a, Bhojana Sauhitya, S`hirahsnaana, Svedana, Divaasvaapa, Vamana

 

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