By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
Fever is the common ailment which occurs the most in one’s lifetime, than any other disease. It manifests independently and also as a symptom in many diseases. Ayurveda, especially master Charaka has given great importance to fever and has explained it elaborately.
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Fever has been allotted two chapters,
- one in the Nidana sthana dealing with causes, types, and symptoms of fever (Cha.Ni.Sth.Ch 1) and
- another in Chikitsa sthana wherein the treatment details of fever has been discussed in depth (Cha.Chi.Sth.Ch 3)
The term jwara is not just a ‘raise in temperature of the body’. It is a disturbance, pain and raised heat in physical, mental and sensual planes. Jwara is also a synonym of disease.
Jwara Pravritti means initial manifestation or…