By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Grahas are psychosomatic diseases afflicting children due to evil forces. Graha is a name given to the planets or unseen organisms. It was believed that some unknown and invisible entities would produce a few diseases and they were called Graha’s.
When compared with the modern day diseases the Graha’s can be compared to the micro-organisms like viruses, bacteria etc. Graha’s were said to bother the children more than the adults.
Signs and symptoms of Putana Graha
- Child keeps awakened at nights / sleeplessness
- Distension of belly
- Obstruction to passage of urine
- Looseness of the body parts
- Stiffness of the body
- Goose bumps
- Foul smell resembling that of a crow emanating from the body of the afflicted child
Signs and Symptoms according to Master Sushruta
- Looseness of the body…