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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-129

A review on Purisha Pariksha in Ayurveda

1 Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Roga Nidan and Vikriti Vigyan, Shubhdeep Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Datoda, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Prof. Anukul Chandra Kar
Head, Dept. of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, IMS, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 005,Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.175536

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Stool examination is an important laboratory investigative tool in medicine, which is used to understand the health and disease condition of a person. It is also included in Ashtasthana Pariksha. The factors which are described under Ashtasthana Pariksha indicate that these are the body parts or metabolic products, where there will be changes when a person suffers from diseases. Observing these changes, the diagnosis can be made, or these can help as tools in diagnosing a disease. The changes pertaining to Purisha (stool) have been described under various disease conditions in Brihattrayi but are scattered. Hence, a study is aimed to compile all such scattered data related to changes in stool in various disease conditions by following the scheme of Sushruta's Shadvidha Pariksha (6-fold examination). This will provide the first-hand information about the changes in stool and will act as a guide to diagnose the disease. Jala Nimajjana Purisha Pariksha is also another tool through which the status of Agni and the presence of Ama can be detected.

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