CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE CONCEPT OF SAMANYAM VRIDDHI KARANAM WITH REFERENCE TO JEEVANTI IN STANYA KSHAYA
Breast milk is the best nutrition a mother can give to her child. Feeding the child is the most fulfilling and gratifying experience for a mother. The child should be breastfed exclusively for first six months after birth. But when amount of breast milk decreases or is inadequate, it becomes very worrying. Ayurveda describes decreased breast milk as ‘Stanya Kshaya’. Adequate lactation is being defined as secretion of 300 ml daily by 5th day and 480 ml by 10th day, if this amount are not achieved, a baby of normal weight will not be adequately fed and such a situation is termed clinically as ‘Agalactia’ or ‘Agalactorrhoea’. In Asian and tropical countries like India, prevalence of lactational deficiency may be 30 - 40%. Hence a clinical study has been designed to evaluate the Stanya Janana action of Jeevanti based on the principle of Samanyam Vruddhi Karanam. Randomized single blind standard controlled clinical study was conducted in 60 patients attending OPD of Department of Prasuti & Stree Roga, BLDEA’s AVS Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Hospital & Research Centre, Vijayapur, Karnataka, and grouped into two. Group A patients were administered with Jeevanti Churna 6 gms bd orally with Ushna Jala for 30 days and Group B patients were administered with Shatavari Churna 6 gms bd orally with Ushna Jala for 30 days. The patients were followed up for 15 days, 51 patients had completed the treatment and no adverse effects were reported during the treatment. Both groups had improved in the clinical symptoms and overall statistical significance was observed.
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