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Regional Name

Asam. : Urastoya
Guj. : Phephasā Mā Pānī Bharuṅ
Hind. : Phephaḍe Meṁ Pān Bharṇā
Kan. : Urastoya
Maly. : Nenchile Nirkettu
Mra. : Urostoya
Ori. : Chatire Pānī, Jambika
Eng. : Pleurisy

Accumulation of fluid into the pleura (a serous membrane investing the lungs) is known as Urastoya.

Signs and Symptoms

Difficult and painful breathing, cough with excessive phlegmatic discharge, low grade fever, weakness, pain in the sides, discomfort in lying position and slight relief in sitting are the main signs and symptoms of Urastoya.


Give boiled water (reduced to one fourth) whenever required.

Single Drugs

1. Svarasa obtained from the root of Punarnavā (pigweed) – 14 to 28 ml. is to be taken twice a day.

Simple Preparations

1. Powder of Triphalā (fruit rind of three myrobalans) – 1 g. and Śilājatu – 1 g. to be taken with 7 to 14 ml. of cow’s urine twice a day.

2. Prepare fine powder from the equal part of bark of Arjuna, root of Yaṣṭimadhu (glycyrrhiza) and Kuṣṭha (koot). Its 3 to 6 g. is to be taken with 100 to 200 ml. milk twice a day.

Compound Preparations

1. Punarnavāṣṭaka Kvātha: 14 to 28 ml. is to be taken twice a day.

2. Śṛṅga Bhasma: 250 to 500 mg. is to be taken with 4 to 6 g. honey twice a day.

The treatment advised for Rājayakṣmā should also be given to the patient of Urastoya. In case of excessive accumulation of fluid, hospitalize the patient for removing the fluid.


Godhūma (wheat), Mudga (phaseolus bean), Śāli variety of rice, goat’s milk, cow’s milk, fruits of Kāravellaka (bitter gourd) and Paṭola (a variety of small cucumber) and leaves of Vāstūka (a variety of chenopodium) and Śigru (horse radish) are the useful articles of diet for the patient of Urastoya.


Guru Dravya, curd, fish, cold drinks and incompatible items of food in diet should be avoided.