Goitre - Ghenga

Acute pain and inflammation of joints which generally beings from the small toe or finger, and then gradually spreads to the other joints of the body like the poison of rat, extreme tenderness and burning sensation in the involved joints, excessive sweating, rigidity, numbness, discoloration of the skin on the affected joint, are the main signs and symptoms of Vatarakta.

Single Drugs

1. Gua (jaggery)- 6 to 12 g. with ghee-6 to 12 g. thrice a day.

Simple Preparations

1. Decoction of Guuci-14 to 28 ml. to be taken with Suddha Guggulu-2 to 4 g. thrice a day.

2. Decoction of equal part of leaf of Vasa, stem of Guuci, fruit pulp ofAragvadha (cassia)-14 to 28 ml. to be taken with Eraa Taila (castor oil)-7 to 14 ml. twice a day.

Compound Preparations

1. Navakarsika Kvatha: 14 to 28 ml to be taken thrice a day.

2. Amrtadi Guggulu: 2 to 4 Vai to be taken with warm water thrice a day.

3. KaiSora Guggulu: 2 to Vai to be taken with warm water thrice a day.

4. Punarnavadi Guggulu: 2 to 4 Vai to be taken with warm water thrice a day.

External Applications

1. Lepa of Bhrsa Krsa Tila (black sesame) prepared in milk to be applied on the affected joints.

2. Pia Taila: for massage on the affected joint.


Sali variety of rice, Godhuma (wheat), seeds of Caaka (gram) andAhaki (pigion pea); leaf of Upodika (indian spinach), fruit of Kakamaci (negro coffee), SuniSaaka, leaves of Vastuka (a variety of chenopodium) and Tauliyaka (a variety of amaranth); ripe fruit of Kusmaa (white gourd); Guuci, woods of Candana (sandal) and Devadaru (deodar), are the useful articles of diet for the patient of Raktapitta.


Seeds of Masa (black phaseolus bean), Kulattha (dolichos bean) and Satina (pea); Saktu, Simbi (legumes); Mulaka (radish), iksu Dravya (sugarcane products); Madya (wine) and curd are harmful for the patients of Vatarakta. Day sleep, Exposure to heat, excessive exercise and sexual intercourse, should be avoided.