Etiopathogenesis and Prevention of Grahani Roga

Incompatibility of factors which are related to digestion and metabolism, are mainly responsible for Grahani Roga. Agni, the unique concept of Ayurveda may be considered as a factor related to the physiology of digestion. In Ayurveda, Grahani is the site for Jatharagni. So, any vitiating factors which cause derangement of Agni may lead to the Grahani Roga. It is important to generate awareness among people for prevention of Grahani Roga. The preventive measures are as follows -

·         Avoidance of causative factors of Grahani Roga eg: Katu (pungent), Tikta (bitter), Kashaya (astringent) Rasa Pradhana Ahara (taste dominant food); excessive Ruksha (dry) food, contaminated food, intake of very less quantity or excessive amount of food or intake of excessive Guru (heavy), Sheeta (cold), Snigdha (oily) food, sleeping during the day after major meal and Vegavidharana (suppression of natural urges).

·         Avoidance of factors which cause Atisara (diarrhoea)— eg: Viruddha Ahara (incompatible diet), taking food before digestion of previous food, false techniques of Panchakarma therapies, excessive intake of wine and water, Ritu-viparyaya, Satmya-viparyay, Krimidosha, Visha (toxicant), Bhaya (fear), Shoka (greive/sorrow) etc. 


Dr.Bijit Das