A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PADABHYANGA WITH TILA TAILA AND NIMBA TAILA IN MANAGEMENT OF VIPADIKA W.S.R. TO PADASPUTANA
Background: Vipadika affects irrespective of age, sex and socioeconomic status. The causes may be excessive/barefoot walking, contact with dust, detergents and improper food habits. Here control over Vatadosha is important which can be achieved through Padabhyanga. Materials and Methods: It was a comparative clinical study of 30 patients, who were selected by random sampling from the OPD of S.M.V.V.S, R.K.M Ayurveda Medical College, Vijayapura, and categorized into 2 groups as 'A' and 'B', each consisting of 15 patients and were advised Tila Taila and Nimba Taila Padabhyanga for 30 days respectively. Follow up was advised on 45th day of treatment. Severities of the symptoms were assessed before, after treatment and after follow up. Results: In group-A 20% of patients showed complete relief and in group-B 0% have showed complete relief. Conclusion: Tila Taila is having Sara, Sukshma Guna and pacifies Vatakapha Dosha. Nimba Taila is Kushtagna, Krimigna. Both Tailas help in reducing Rukshata and Sputana. Vipadika can be correlated with cracked heels. The results were assessed statistically by Pooled chi square test. It was concluded that group-A patients were significantly better than group-B after follow up. Hence Tila Taila Padabhyanga is beneficial in Vipadika.
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