A controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of Shalaparnyadi Kwatha in the management of Vataja Grahani

  • Harshitha M Final Year Post Graduate Scholar, Department of PG Studies in Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
  • V Rajendra Professor, Department of PG Studies in Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Samana Vayu, Apana Vayu, Pachaka Pitta, Punaha Punaha Mala Pravrutti, Deepaneeya Guna

Abstract

Background: Current mechanized life, irregular dietary patterns, irregularity in daily practices, junk food indulgence, stressful life, over usage of pesticides and chemicals leads to various gastro intestinal disorders. These factors hamper the digestive capacity of individuals and develop the disease Grahani. Shalaparnyadi Kwatha mentioned in treatment of Vataja Grahani in Sharangadhara Samhita is taken up for study in the management of Vataja Grahani. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of Shalapanryadi Kwatha in Vataja Grahani. Method:  The study was a double arm open labelled controlled clinical trial with pre and post-test study design. There were total of 41 subjects involved in the study and were divided into two groups - Group A (trial group) with 21 subjects and Group B (controlled group) with 20 subjects. Group A was administered with Shalaparnyadhi Kwatha and Panchamooladya Choorna and Group B was administered with Panchamooladya Choorna for 30 consecutive days. Result: A controlled clinical study was conducted on subjects of Vataja Grahani with Shalaparnyadi Kwatha and Panchamooladya Choorna in trial group and Panchamooladya Choorna in control group both the interventions were effective in management of Vataja Grahani. Based on the mean value and statistically significant difference between the groups, trial group showed better result than control group in Amayukta Mala Pravrutti and Udara Shoola. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the results that added effect of Shalaparnyadi Kwatha with Panchamooladya Choorna is more effective than Panchamooladya Choorna alone.

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Harshitha M, & V Rajendra. (2022). A controlled clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of Shalaparnyadi Kwatha in the management of Vataja Grahani. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 7(9), 21 - 30. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/2071
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