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Regional Name

Asam. : Pāṇḍu
Beng. : Pāṇḍu
Dogr. : Pāṇḍu, Phuśā
Hind. : Raktālpa
Kan. : Billicikolluva Roga
Maly. : Vilarca
Mra. : Pāṇḍu Roga
Ori. : Cutāpāṇḍu
Tam. : Sogai
Tel. : Netturulekapovuṭa, Pālipovuṭa
Eng. : Anaemia

Pāṇḍu is a disease in which the colour of the patient changes to pale due to significant qualitative or quantitative reduction in the red blood cells of the blood (Rakta). Its prodromal symptoms are palpitation, dryness, absence of sweating and fatigue.

Signs and Symptoms

Pallor, diminished digestive power, aversion of food, excessive salivation, fatigue, weakness, loss of body lustre, giddiness, irritability, fever, disliking for cold things, pain and cramps in limbs, heaviness in the body, breathlessness during exercise like climbing are the common signs and symptoms of Pāṇḍu Roga.

Mṛd-Janya Pāṇḍu (Anemia due to Worm): in this type of anemia patient has oedema over cheeks, eyelids, pits of the eyes, legs etc; passes worms in the stool, and develops diarrhoea with mucus and blood in the stool.


For Mṛd-Janya Pāṇḍu Roga, treatment described for Kṛmi Roga should also be given with the following general treatment of Pāṇḍu Roga (anemia).

Single Drugs

1. Juice of Ikṣu (sugarcane) – 100 to 250 ml., to be taken three times a day.

2. Powdered fruit rind of Harītakī or Śuṇṭhī (dried ginger) – 1 to 3 g., to be taken with Guḍa (jaggery) twice a day.

Compound Preparations

1. Maṇḍūra Bhasma: 1 g., to be taken with honey sufficient to make a pass thrice a day.

2. Punarnavādi Maṇḍūra: 1 g., to be taken with 100 to 250 ml. milk thrice a day.

3. Dhātrī Lauha: 2 to 4 pills, to be taken with 100 to 250 ml. milk twice a day.

4. Lohāsava: 14 to 28 ml., to be taken with equal quantity of water thrice a day after meal.

5. Kumāryāsava: 14 to 28 ml., to be taken with equal quantity of water thrice a day after meal.

6. Rohītakādyāriṣṭa: 14 to 28 ml. to be taken with equal quantity of water thrice a day after meal.


Godhūma (wheat), Yava (barley), Śāli variety of rice, Mudga (phaseolus bean), Masūra (lentil), Āḍhakī (pigeon pea); leaf and fruit of Paṭola (a variety of small cucumber – snake gourd), leaves of Taṇḍulīya (a variety of amaranth) and Punarnavā (pigweed), Gārjara (carrot); leaf and rhizome of Mūlaka (radish), fruit and tender leaf of Bṛhatī (yellow berried night shade), fruits of Kadali (banana), Jambū (jamun). Drākṣā (raisin or grape fruit), Āmalakī (embelic myrobalan), Dāḍima (pomegranate), Dṛḍhabīja (guava), Āmra (mango) and Papītā, buld of Rasona (garlic), rhizome of Haridrā (turmeric), Takra (butter milk) and curd are the useful articles of diet for the patients of Pāṇḍu Roga.


Lavaṇa and Amla Rasa, Guru Dravyas; seed of Satīna (pea), Māṣa (black phaseolus bean), leaf of Sarṣapa (mustard) and Madya (wine) are harmful for the patient of Pāṇḍu Roga. Excessive intake of water, exposure to sun, hard work, exercise, anger, excessive walking, suppression of calls of nature and blood letting should be avoided.