Karshya (Emaciation)

Causes :
★ Intake of ununctous(dry) diet and drinks
★ Fasting or intake of food in inadequate quantity(Pramitasanam)
★ Kriyatiyoga – Excess administration of panchakarmas
★ Shoka(grief)
★ “Vega Nidra Vinigraha” – Suppression of vegas(Natural urge) and sleep.
★ ‘Udvartana’ with dry material, repeated baths.
★ Hereditary factors.
★ Old age, prolonged illness and anger

Symptoms :
❖ Person has only bones and skin; muscle tissue depleted
❖ He cannot tolerate the changes in weather
❖ The joints are exposed and prominent
❖ Loss of strength and capacity to work
❖ As emaciated has low immunity, he frequently suffers from cough and cold,fever,piles, digestive insufficiency, enlargement of liver and spleen
❖ As there is always vitiation of vata, naturally various diseases are prone to occur

Ayurvedic Remedies :
➢ Brhmana therapy. In an emaciation, light and nourishing diet like old sali rice should be given. Such a diet being light, serves as stimulants of digestive power and brings in nourishment.
➢ Proper rest, relaxing oil massage, light exercise.
➢ a lot of enjoyment without in stress and strain is very important
➢ Shatavari, ashwagandha, musli, other jivaniya and brahmaniya group of drugs, according to individual needs, should be prescribed.
★ excessive sleep
★ excessive intake of curd
★ eating flesh of wild animals water dwelling animals and animals stay nearby water
★ eating food prepared from fresh grain
★ excess eating of jaggery or sugar