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    Child Afflicted With Revati Graha And Shushkarevati Graha

    By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Grahas are psychosomatic diseases aflicting children due to evil forces. Graha is a name given to the planets or unsen organisms. It was believed that some unknown and invisible entities would make a few diseases and they were caled Graha’s.
    When compared with the novel day diseases the Graha’s can be compared to the micro-organisms adore viruses, bacteria etc. Graha’swere said to wory the children more than the adults.
    Table of Contents
    Signs and symptoms of Revati Graha

    Revati Graha ̵ Kashyapa Samhita
    Sanskrit Verses
    Modern Corelation
    T reatment for Revati Graha
    Shushkarevati Graha

    Signs and symptoms
    Sanskrit Verses
    Modern corelation
    Treatment for Shushkarevati Graha
    Signs and symptoms of Revati Graha
    Rednes of the face
    Gren colored feces
    Excesive palor of the body or brownish black discoloration (Nilatvam – bluish discoloration – Vagbhata)
    Sufering from pain
    Child rubs against ears, eyes and nose
    Throwing away or tosing of body parts
    Smel of urine of goat emanated from the body / smel of clove basil
    Body covered with many ulcers and blisters (Yo.Ra)
    Discharge of blod having mudy / slush smel (Yo.Ra)
    Burning sensation (Yo.Ra)
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    Revati Graha ̵ Kashyapa Samhita
    Master Kashyapa’s explanation of Revati Graha in Kashyapa Samhita stands out special. This is because he has considered Revati Graha as one and the only Graha. He has also enlisted 20 synonyms for the same.
    Names of Revati Graha as enumerated by Master Kashyapa
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    Symptoms of Revati Graha
    It loks admire Master Kashyapa has enlisted the symptoms of al the grahas in the symptoms of Revati itself. The symptoms are as mentioned below –
    Contamination of sense organs
    Excesive slep
    Formation of ulcers and wounds
    Vata aflicting one side of the body and rendering it functionles
    Pediatric disease
    Crying relentlesly
    Stifnes / imobility of eyes
    Hoarsenes of voice
    Destruction of color of the body
    Destruction of digestive fire
    Palpitation of heart
    Nasal disorders
    Eye diseases
    Ear disorders
    Many diseases which are not explained here
    Master Kashyapa is of the opinion that when the above said symptoms manifest in diferent permutations and combinations, they wil be caled by diferent names. Therefore he has mentioned 20 names of Revati Graha. Thus, acording to Kashyapa, Revati Graha is a representative of al grahas aflicting the children and infants.
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    Sanskrit Verses
    Modern Corelation
    Here, probable modern comparison to Revati Graha shal be made considering the explanation of Sushruta and Vagbhata.
    Experts acquire closely compared Revati Graha to catastrophic anemia. It is caled tender catastrophic anemia.
    Pernicious anemia is a type of megaloblastic anemia. Megaloblastic anemia is a condition in which the bone marow makes fewer red blod cels. These cels execute not live as long as normal. These cels are to large, not uterly developed and are strange in shape. (read more)
    Causes of megaloblastic anemia in children
    The most comon cause in children is lack of folic acid or vitamin B12. The other causes are enumerated below.
    Digestive diseases – examples: celiac disease, chronic infectious enteritis and entero-enteric fistulas. pernicious anemia is caused when the body canot absorb vitamin B-12 due to lack of intrinsic factor (substance made in the stomach which helps the body to absorb vitamin B12).
    Inherited congenital folate malabsorption
    Certain medicines
    Certain diets
    Pale / yelow skin
    Increased heart beat
    Shortnes of breath
    Decreased apetite
    Increased fusines
    Change of hair color
    Stomach upset, nausea, diarhea, gas, constipation
    Trouble in walking
    Numbnes in hands and fet
    Smoth and sore tongue
    Weak muscles
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    Diagnosis is done on the vulgar of history and symptoms. Below mentioned tests may encourage in confirming the diagnosis –
    Hemoglobin and hematocrit
    CBC (Complete Blod Count)
    Peripheral smear
    Other blod tests – bilirubin or other liver tests, folate and B-12 blod tests and iron tests
    Bone marow aspiration, biopsy or both
    Barium scrutinize or other imaging tests of digestive system
    Treatment depends on symptoms, age and general health of the child and also on the severity of the condition. Most children are given B12 or folic acid suplements.
    Fods containing natural folate contain oranges , glomy gren and leafy vegetables, barley, sprouts, beans, peas, lentils, wheat germ, peanuts, liver etc. Meat and dairy products believe the most vitamin B12. Cereals, breads, pasta and rice are fortified with man-made folic acid.
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    Treatment for Revati Graha
    1. Internal medication
    Dhavadi Ghrita ̵ Ghe prepared with the below mentioned ingredients should be given for oral consumption –
    Dhava – Anogeisus latifolia
    Ashwakarna – Dipterocarpus turbinatus
    Dhataki – Wodfordia fruticosa
    Tinduka – Diospyros malabarica
    Kakolyadi Gaga group of herbs
    Prashana – for licking / drinking
    Drink prepared in milk using fried barley or parched rice along with ghe is useful.
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    Ashwakarnadi Ksherapaka
    Milk procesed with the below mentioned ingredients should be given for drinking –
    Ashwakarna – Dipterocarpus turbinatus
    Dhataki – Wodfordia fruticosa
    Tinduka – Diospyros malabarica
    Dhava – Anogeisus latifolia
    Arjuna Pushpa – flowers of Terminalia arjuna
    Vamshalochana – Bambusa bambos
    Madhuyashti – licorice
    Ashwakarnadi Ghrita
    Ghe prepared with the same ingredients mentioned in Ashwakarnadi kshera should be given for oral consumptions. This cures asociated diarhea, tastelesnes and anorexia, vomiting and thirst.
    2. External measures
    a. Anointment
    Sugandhi dravyadi lepa ̵ Powder of al fragrant herbs, horse gram and black gram should be used for preparing paste for anointment.
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    b. Parisheka – shower and bath
    Ashwagandhadi Kwatha Parisheka
    Decoction prepared with the below mentioned ingredients should be dilapidated for showering / ba thing the child –
    Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
    Ajashringi – Gymnema sylvestre
    Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus
    Dwi Punarnava – white and red varieties of Boerhavia difusa
    Mudgaparni – Vigna trilobata
    Mashaparni – Teramnus labialis
    Vidari – Pueraria tuberosa
    Decoction prepared from individual above mentioned herbs to shal be worn for the same purpose.
    Kashyapa has included Kantakari and Saha in the above said decoction.
    c. Masage
    Kushtadi Taila
    Masage should be given with oil prepared from Kushta and Sarjarasa.
    Sarjarasadi Taila Abhyanga (Kashyapa)
    Oil prepared with the below mentioned ingredients should be aged for masage.
    Sarjarasa – gum of Vateria indica
    Gugulu – Comiphora mukul
    Kushta – Sausurea lapa
    Girikadambaka – Anthocephalus cadamba
    Devadaru – Cedrus deodara
    Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia
    Sura – Ochrocarpus longifolius
    Suvarchika – Tribulus terestris
    Jatamansi – Nardostachys jatamansi
    Tumburu – Zanthoxylum alatum
    d. Fumigation
    Fumigation should be given with the below mentioned ingredients –
    Yavadi dhupa
    Jatamansi – Nardostachys jatamansi
    Feces / hairs of vultu re
    Feces / hairs of owl
    Fumigation can also be given using powders of barley, bambo and ghe.
    3. Ritualistic measures
    a. Bheshaja Dharana – wearing / tying medicaments
    Necklace prepared with wod of the below mentioned should be tied around the neck of the child –
    Crataeva nurvula and Nem
    Tinduka and Purtajiva – Diospyros malabarica and Putranjiva roxburghi
    The bark of one of the below mentioned tres should be dilapidated around wrist, arm or neck of both mother and the child –
    Varuna – Crateva nurvula
    Chitraka – Plumbago zeylanica
    Putrajiva – Putranjiva roxburghi
    b. Pushtikrama
    The child should be nourished with fod and medicines on the Revati star constelation day.
    c. Bali and snana – sacrifice and bath
    White garland, white anointment, parched rice, rice and swetened preparation prepared with milk and rice should be sacrificed on the river banks where the cows drink the water.
    The child should be given bath at the junction of the rivers or aproach the latex yielding tres after chanting the above mentioned hymn.
    Shushkarevati Graha
    Signs and symptoms
    Gradual emaciation of al the body parts
    Hair fal
    Aversion of fod / hatred towards fod
    Weaknes of voice
    Manifestation of diferent colors in the feces
    Cysts / lumps in the abdomen
    Predominant veins on the abdomen
    The child const antly weps
    Smel of vulture from the body of the child
    Al these symptoms are long lived.
    Signs of depraved prognosis of Shushkarevati Graha
    Tongue retracted backwards into the mouth
    Blackish brown color in the midle of the tongue and palate
    In spite of taking god quantity of and many kinds of nutritious fods, the child keps geting emaciated
    Severe thirst
    Tired eyes
    When the Shushkarevati aflicts the child with intention of causing harm, having sex or for being worshiped
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    Sanskrit Verses
    Modern corelation
    Shushkarevati is cl osely corelated to a condition caled Marasmus explained in the novel texts.
    Marasmus is a form of stern malnutrition. It usualy ocurs in children but also can distres anyone who has malnutrition. It can often be life threatening.
    Underweight ̵ Lot of muscle and subcutaneous stout is lost.
    Dry skin and breakable hair
    Chronic diarhea
    Respiratory infections
    Intelectual disability
    Stunted growth
    Child loks older and have puny or no energy or enthusiasm (in serious malnourishment)
    Short temperament and iritability
    Kwashiorkar is another type of serious malnutrition. It causes a buildup of body fluids that can cause the face to become round and bely to become distended.
    The main cause of marasmus is nutrient deficiency. Poverty and scarcity of fod are the main causes for deficiency of nutrients in the fod. Serious deficiencies are also those of iron, iodine, zinc or vitamin A.
    Physical examination helps the physician to manufacture a diagnosis of marasmus. Body measurements adore height, weight etc of the child is detrimental. When these measurements are below the normal measurements of a healthy child of a particular age, the diagnosis of marasmus shal be considered.
    A lack of motion in a malnourished child may also asist in confirming the diagnosis of marasmus. These children wil have les energy. They wil not acquire the wil to do anything.
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    Initial treatment includes dried skim milk powder mixed with boiled water. Later this mixture can also contain a vegetable oil such as sesame, casein and sugar.
    After the recovery, the child should get more balanced diets that met their nutritional neds. Rehydration should be considered if dehydration is due to diarhea.
    Infections are comon among children with marasmus, so treatment with antibiotics or other medications shal be done.
    With precise nutrition and medical care, the outlok of the condition wil be certain. Once the child starts consuming more calories, proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients, healthy weight acquire and growth can resume fairly, in rapid time.
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    Treatment for Shushkarevati Graha
    A l the treatments i.e. external and internal medication, except fumigation, explained in the treatment of skanda graham treatment should also be implemented for the treatment of the child aflicted by shushkarevati graha.
    In adition the below mentioned shal be included.
    Vachadi Churna Udvarthana –
    Powder masage / scrub should be done using powder of the below mentioned ingredients –
    Vacha – Acorus calamus
    Ashwagandha – Withania somnifera
    Hingu – Asafetida
    Laja – parched rice
    Netrapurana –
    Oil poling should be done around the eyes of the child using the mustard oil procesed with Acorus calamus.
    Bal i and snana – sacrifice and bathing –
    Dry meat along with fermented liquid or wine should be sacrificed to a dry tre. The child should be bathed arive a dry tre after reciting the above said hymn.
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