Author(s): Sharmitesh R Tripathi *, Savitha HP, Suhas Kumar Shetty
Apasmara is a disorder described in the various ancient Ayurvedic texts affects both the mind and body in form of episodes of uncontrolled muscle activity and clouding of consciousness. The disease bears a striking similarity with epileptic disorders described in the contemporary sciences. The management of this disorder is done through various modalities which utilizes various routes of drug administration. One such non oral route is Nasya- that is administering of powdered or liquid medicament into the nostrils. Shatavaritaila (Asparagus Racemosus) selected for this study has ingredients like Erandabeeja (Riccinius communis) Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Ksheervidari kanda (Prureria tuberosa) are all indicated in management of Apasmara and ingredients of Brahmigritha, Brahmi,(Bacopa moniferi) Vacha (Acorus calamus), Kusta (Saussurea lappa), Shankhapushpi (Convolulus pluricaulis) and Purana Ghrita, are individually proven better as Shamana Oushadhi.