By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
That swelling which grows more and more, again and again is called as Apachi. Master Sushruta defines Apachi as – ‘That which gets aggregated in different forms in a unique way and also undergoes increase intensively is called as Apachi’.
Master Charaka has mentioned only Gandamala but not Apachi. On the contrary Sushruta has explained only Apachi and not Gandamala.
Read – Granthi: Cystic Swelling, Types, Features, Ayurvedic Treatment
Some of these cysts / glandular swellings get suppurated and break open. They also exhibit discharges. Some of them spontaneously get destroyed, some surface yet again and some get newly manifest. This disease keeps coming and going and stays for longer duration. These swellings are curable. But the Apachi associated with rhinitis, pain in flanks, cough, fever and vomiting is…