A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF SHREEKHANDASAVA IN MADATYAYA W.S.R. TO ALCOHOL USE DISORDER
Objective: To study Madatyaya / Alcohol use disorder conceptually and to evaluate the therapeutic effect of Shrikhandasava in Madatyaya/Alcohol use disorder. Design of the study: An open labelled clinical study with pre and post-test design. Source of data: 20 patients diagnosed as Madatyaya fulfilling the diagnostic and inclusion criteria were selected from IPD and OPD of Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Ayurveda Hospital, Kutpadi, Udupi. Intervention: Shreekhandasava in a dose of 24ml, twice a day after food for 14 days. Main outcome measures: Percentage changes in symptoms including CIWA-Ar score. Results: the statistical analysis was done by paired ‘t’ test and results obtained were highly significant ( p<0.001). Overall improvement of patients, 10% got complete remission, 85% got marked improvement and 5% got moderate improvement from the symptoms. Conclusion: Test drug (Shrikhandasava) shows significant results in remission of signs and symptoms of Madatyaya.
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