VILWADI GULIKA AS NASYA IN DEPRESSION - A CASE REPORT

Sahala Yasmin, Dr. Jithesh M

Abstract


 Depression is the most common mood disorder, is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well-being. Globally depression is a common illness worldwide with an estimated 350 million people affected. According to WHO it has a major contribution to the global burden of disease. It is estimated that one million deaths per year occur due to on and off causes of depression. In Ayurveda it can be understood as a variety of the disorder Unmada, with special reference to Kapha dosha, while assessing the symptoms. Sodhana chikitsa is adopted in moderate to severe presentation and samana chikitsa in mild cases. Nasya seems effective in several psychiatric cases  and vilwadi gulika is one among the commonest medicines in use for nasya in depression. Here the changes attained after nasya with vilwadi gulika is being reported in a case of depression.


Keywords


Depression, Sodhana, Nasya, Vilwādi gulika, Kaphajonmāda

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