In Ayurvedic Samhitas daily regimen are mentioned such as Dinacharya, Ritucharya, Ahara, and Vihara. Now days due to stressful lifestyle intake of junk food, sedentary life, excessive workload reduces individual happiness and predispose to many diseases. While describing Rasa Rakta dushti hetu, Acharyas have mentioned hetus like guru, snigdha, vidahi, ushna ahar sevana. Due to this there is favourable condition for development of Rasa pradoshaj vikara such as Jwara, Pandutva, Shrotorodha etc. Day by day such Rasa pradoshaj vikara get increased due to consumption of above hetus. All these hetus develop toxins inside the body known as Ama. This Ama enters in the Rasa dhatu and produces various diseases. While treating Rasa pradoshaj vikara langhana and raktapittahari kriya should be done respectively. Tikta rasa is predominantly used for Ama pachan and Kapha Pitta shaman. Since ancient times the fruits and leaves of Patola are widely consumed as a vegetable and different parts of this plant are used in traditional medicine to treat Rasa Rakta pradoshaj vikara. Patola has tikta rasa and with the help of this it acts on Kapha Pitta dosha and Rasa Rakta datu. According to Acharya Charaka and Vagbhata Patola is mentioned in Rasapachaka kashaya in Ayurvedic text. It has antipyretic, laxative, cardiotonic, antiulcer, antihelmentic property. Patola has tikta rasa and with the help of this it acts on Kapha Pitta dosha and Rasa Rakta datu. This paper elaborates the utility of Patola in management of Rasa pradoshaja vikara.
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