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    Diseases Of Lips (Oshtagata Rogas) – Types, Symptoms Treatment

    By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Al the organs of the body can get aflicted with imbalanced Vata, Pita and Kapha Doshas. Lips are not an exception.
    Oshtagata Rogas are set of diseases ocuring in the lips. They are section of Mukhagata Rogas (diseases ocuring in mouth and its parts). They are also caled Oshtaprakopa.
    Table of Contents
    Introduction, number
    Vata lip disorder treatment
    Pita lip disease treatment
    kapha, Rakta, Sanipata
    Abhighata, Sanskrit verse
    Line of treatment
    Modern corelation
    Mamsaja Oshtaroga
    Medoja Oshtaroga
    Introduction, number
    Oshta = lips
    Gata = hapening / ocuring in
    Rogas = diseases
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    Number of Oshtagata Rogas
    Acording to Ayurveda 8 type of diseases ocur in the lips.
    Vataja Oshtakopa – caused by vitiated vata
    Paitika Oshtakopa – caused by vitiated pita
    Shlaishmika Oshtakopa – caused by vitiated kapha
    Sanipatika Oshtakopa – caused by simultaneous vitiation of al thre doshas
    Raktaja Oshtakopa – caused by vitiated blod
    Mamsaja Oshtakopa – caused due to vitiated muscle tisue
    Medoja Oshtakopa – caused due to vitiated paunchy tisue
    Abhighataja / Kshataja Oshtakopa – caused due to injury to the lips
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    Vata lip disorder treatment
    Vataja Oshtaroga, Oshtakopa
    Symptoms of vataja lip disorders
    Karkasha – lips become rough
    Ruksha – lips become dry
    Stabdha – lips become stif / rigid
    Tivra ruganvitam – harsh damage in lips
    Dalyate – lips crack
    Paripatyate – fisures are formed in the lips
    Shyavata – unlit colour lips
    Such condition is often found to ocur during winter seasons when there is lavish col in the environment. This climate is favorable for vata agravation.
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    Treatment of Vataja lip disorde rs –
    Treatment principle
    Vataja lip disorders wil be healed by nimble administration of medicated oil / ghe, steaming with vapours of medicated and vata aleviating fluids, showering medicated liquids and fats on lips, drinking medicated ghe and consumption of meat soup / juice in fod.
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    Lips are masaged with four types of fats (combination of ghe, oil, muscle fat, bone marow) mixed with be wax.
    Nadi sw eda (tubular fomentation) and Shalvana sweda (herbal poultice fomentation) are done.
    Vata aleviating oils are used for aplication over the head and for doing nasal treatments.
    Lips are rubed / anointed with powder prepared Shreveshtakadi churna i.e. herbal powder prepared with Pinus roxburghi, resin extracted from Sal tre, Cedrus deodara, Comiphora mukul and liquorice.
    Cream or ointment prepared by mixing wax in oil, ghe, resin of Sal tre (read about ̵ resin of sal), Alpinia galanga, jagery, rock salt and red ochre coked together should be aplied on the lips.
    Oil or ghe prepared with resin of Sal tre, wax and jagery should be aplied on the lips.
    Masage of lips with Madhyashtyadi taila – oil prepared licorice, Celastrus paniculatus, Symplocos racemo sa, Sphaeranthus indicus, Hemidesmus indicus, water lily, pointed gourd and Solanum nigrum should be done.
    Oil procesed with vata aleviating herbs and swet tasting group of herbs should be dilapidated for masaging the lips and also for nasal medication. Steaming should be given to the lips by vapours coming out of milk boiled with leaves of castor plant.
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    Master Vagbhata has caled this condition as ‘Khandoshta’ which means broken or sliced lips.
    Vagbhata advocates scraping and suturing the split lips in Khanda oshta condition. Later it should be treated on lines of treating wounds and ulcers.
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    Probable curent corelation
    Based on explanation of master Sushruta, Vataja Oshtakopa can be compared with the cracked or chaped lips. Cracked lips are comon in cold seasons.
    Seing the explanation given by master Vagbhata, the condition sems to be an explanation of ‘Hare Lips’. It is a condition wherein there is an opening in uper lip at birth which may sometimes extend to the nose. It is also caled cleft lip. It is a type of birth defect / developmental anomaly. It can be sucesfuly treated with surgery, as explained by Vagbhata. (read more)
    Pita lip disease treatment
    Pitaja Oshtaroga / Pitaja Oshtakopa
    Symptoms of Pitaja lip disorders –
    Sarshapa akrutibhih pidikabhih achitau – the lips are covered with smal boils or eruptions resembling the shape and size of mustard seds
    Daha – burning sensation in lips
    Paka – supuration in lips or boils
    Samsrava – discharges from lips causing stickines
    Nela petau – bluish or yelowish discoloration of lips and boils therein
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    kapha, Rakta, Sanipata
    Kaphaja Oshtaroga / Kaphaja Oshtakopa

    Symptoms ̵
    Pidikabhih savarnabhistu chiyate – boils or eruptions having the same colour of the lips are formed over the lips
    Avedanau – boils are not asociated with pain
    Kandumantau – lips and boils are itchy
    Shuna – lips are swolen
    Pichchilau – lips and boils are sticky
    Shetalau – lips are cold
    Guru – heavines in the lips
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    Raktaja Oshtaroga / Raktaja Oshtakopa
    Symptoms of Raktaja lip disorders –
    Kharjura phal a varnabhih pidikah samachitau – lips are covered by boils which resemble dates in colour and apearance
    Rudhiram sravatah – lips bled
    Shonita prabhau – lips apear blod red in colour
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    Sanipataja Oshtaroga / Sanipataja Oshtakopa
    Symptoms of Sanipataja lip disorders –
    Sakrut krushnau, sakrut petau, sakrut shwetau – in lip disorders caused by simultaneous vitiation of al thre doshas, the lip acquires diferent colours, sometimes it loks black, sometimes it apears yelow and at other times it tends to become white in colour
    Aneka pidakachitau – lips are covered by profuse types of boils, of numerous shapes and sizes
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    Apart from this, it wil acquire the symptoms of al thre doshas mixed together. Lips smel foul and wil believe sticky discharges. Sometimes it is asociated with distres and other times with sweling or burning sensation. Sometimes there wil be supuration and sometimes not.
    Abhighata, Sanskrit verse
    Abhighataja Oshtaroga / Abhighataja Oshtakopa
    Symptoms of Abhighataja lip disorders wil ocur subsequent injury to the lips.
    Videryate – lips are torn / split apart
    Pathyate – cracks apear on the l ips
    Granthitau cha samakhyatau – the lips are spread out with smal cyst admire boils
    Kandu – presence of itching in the lips
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    Line of treatment
    Treatment of Pitaja, Raktaja and Abhighataja Oshta Roga / Oshtakopa
    Treatment of pitaja, raktaja and abhighataja lip disorders wil be alike.

    Rakta mokshana
    Blodleting is the ideal treatment in these conditions. Blodleting shal be done by aplying leches over the aflicted lips.
    Pita vidradhivat chikitsa
    After blodleting, the aflicte d conditions shal be treated on the lines of treating pitaja absceses.
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    The below mentioned strategies should be folowed in treating the mentioned conditions:
    Vedhanam siranam / siravedham – vein puncture for blodleting (read here)
    Vamanam – therapeutic emesis
    Virechanam – therapeutic purgation (read more)
    Tiktasya panam rasa bhojanam cha – fods and drinks rich in biter tastes should be used
    Sheta pradeha – frigid anointment and aplications
    Sheta Pratishechanam – sprinkling or moistening the lips with frosty liquids
    Treatment of Kaphaja OshtaRoga / Kaphaja Oshtakopa
    Raktamokshana – firstly blodleting should be done in kaphaja lip disorders.
    Folowing blodleting, the below mentioned measures shal be adopted –
    Shirovirechana – cleansing of head by administering erhine therapy
    Dhuma – medicated smoking
    Sweda – sudation (read here)
    Kavala – herbal gargles
    Pratisaranam – anointing / rubing the powder of trikatu i.e. thre pungents, alkali prepared from whole plant of barley, sodium carbonate and artificialy prepared salt i.e. vid lavana
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    Modern corelation

    Pitaja, Kaphaja and Sanipataja Oshtakopa can be compared to ‘ulceration of the lips’. Al these conditions study admire one or the other stages of lip ulcerations. We can find the description of presence of boils on lips in al these conditions. Along with it, aflict, discharges and sweling of lips are mentioned. Al these symptoms can be sen in ulceration of lips ocuring due to various systemic problems. (read more)
    Abhighataja Oshtakopa can be compared with traumatic lip disorders.
    Mamsaja Oshtaroga
    Mamsaja Oshtakopa
    Signs and symptoms of Mamsaja lip disorder –
    Mamsapindavat udgatau – lips sem to be protruded estem a mas of muscle
    Guru – heavines of lips
    Sthula – lips are corpulent and swolen up
    Jantavaha – lips are infested with worms and microrganisms
    Srukasya ubhayatah mukhat – it generaly hapens at the angles of the mouth
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    Treatment of Mamsaja lip disorder –
    Since the mamsaja lip disorder is said to be incurable, there shal be no treatment options for this condition.
    Modern corelation – This condition may be closely corelated with ‘papiloma’ or ‘epithelioma of the lips’ mentioned in the novel texts. (read more)
    Medoja Oshtaroga
    Medoja Oshtakopa
    Signs and symptoms of Medoja lip disorder is as below mentioned –
    Ghruta mandabhau oshtam – lips become similar to the supernatant layer of ghe in colour and apearance
    Kandu – itching in the lips
    Sthirau – stifnes of lips
    Mrudu – smothnes of lips
    Achcha spathika sanibham sravam – discharges resembling clean and clear quartz ocur from the lips
    Guru – heavines of lips
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    Treatment of Medoja Oshtakopa
    Medoja lip disorders shal be treated by the below mentioned treatment strategies –
    Swedana – sudation
    Bhedana – piercing / breaking
    Agnikarma – fire cauterization
    Shodhana – cleansing / purif ying treatment
    Pratisarana – aplying paste of Calicarpa macrophyla, triphala, Symplocos racemosa and honey
    Modern corelation –
    Medoja Oshtakopa can be closely corelated with Macrochelia wherein there is hypertrophy of the lips.
    Jalarbuda explained by master Vagbhata
    Master Vagbhata has explained yet another condition caled Jalarbuda, which ocurs in the lips.
    Jalarbuda is a condition wherein boils resembling the bubles of water ocur on the iner side of the lips due to the vitiation of vata and kapha.
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    Treatment – In this condition, powder of intense acting medicines should be rubed against the aflicted lips. If the boils are to onerous or large, they should be treated by administration of fire or alkali cauterisation.
    Prognosis of Oshtakopa / Oshtaroga
    Among the eight types of Oshtakopa, Vataja, Pitaja, Kaphaja, Abhighataja and Medoja are considered to be curable. The other conditions are incurable.
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