The Role of ‘ GUDHARITAKI’ in The Management Of Gudarsha w.r.t. Haemorrhoids.


  • Dr Pradeepkumar Jondhale MUHS AND DPU


Gudarsha, Gudharitaki, Koshnajala


Ayurveda has immense potential to solve many unresolved and challenging problems of the medical world.Among Ashtang Ayurveda Shalya Chikitsa is one of the most important branch, Sushrut Samhita is known for surgical principles and many of them are practiced till date.It has been opined that the management of some diseases is a great challenge with veracity to a doctor.  Among them Gudarsha (Hemorrhoid) is one the grave disease for which it has been included in Ashto Mahagad (major diseases).  In Sushrut Samhita the whole treatment is covered under four categories 1) Bhaishajya Chikitsa (Medicinal / conservative treatment), 2) Kshar Karma (Caustic therapy),  3) Agni Karma (Heat therapy), 4) Shashtra Karma (Surgical treatment). In Ayurvedic text many drugs are described which herbo – mineral preparations, these helps to reduce & subside pain , swelling & bleeding of piles. An evolution of these remedies may provide an effective treatment for Arsha which is considered difficult to cure or incurable according to modern science and there is repeated reoccurrence of the disease even after surgery, so I am inspired to select the topic so that the lacuna of the surgery and the para-surgery treatments is fulfilled and side by side the entire system of the body is rejuvenated to sustain and gate rid of the re-occurrence.


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E-Edition Books: (Alphabetical Order):
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1. Bailey & Loves’ Short Practice of Surgery, 25th Edition, © 2008 Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd : PDF Book Format
2. Farquharson’s Textbook of Operative General Surgery, 9th edition, © 2005 Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd : PDF Book Format
3. Gordon’s Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon Rectum and Anus, Third edition © 2007 by Informa health care USA,Inc : PDF Book Format
4. Sabistons Textbook of Surgery, 18th ed. Copyright © 2007 Saunders, an Imprint of Elsevier: CHM Book format

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Jondhale, D. P. (2020). The Role of ‘ GUDHARITAKI’ in The Management Of Gudarsha w.r.t. Haemorrhoids. Ayurline: International Journal of Research in Indian Medicine, 4(02). Retrieved from



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