A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Khaakhasadi Lepa in Padadari (Crack Heel)
Padadari = Pada + Dari. Padadari is one among Kshudra Rogas. Sushruta, Madhavnidana and Bhavprakasha has explained Padadari as distinct disease. In modern, it is termed as crack heel. Padadari is a Vatapradhana Vyadhi. Vataprakopa leads to the symptoms as Padasputana, Vedana, Rukshata and Daha. Atichankramana and Vataprakopaka Ahara and Vihara are the main cause for Padadari. Khaakhasadi Lepa has Vatahara, Vranashodhaka, Vranaropaka, Twagdoshahara, Kandughna properties which helps in Samprapti Vighatana of Padadari. The study is attempt to clinically analyze the efficacy of Khakhasadi Lepa indendently and compare with Moisturex cream in Padadari. This study is a randomized single blind standared control clinical study conducted on 60 subjects divided randomly in two groups. Group A (Trial group) and Group B (Control group) were formed with 30 patients in each group. Group A was treated with Khaakhasadi Lepa for one month. Group B was treated with Moisturex cream for one month. Lepa was adviced to apply in night on affected area of sole in quantity sufficient. Cleaning of sole and after proper drying, application of lepa was advised.The patients were assessed with severity of symptoms subjectively before and after treatment. Data from each group is statistically analyzed and compared. Both the group showed marked results but Khaakhasadi Lepa showed statistically highly significant result in subjective parameter like Vedana and Rukshata. Khakhasadi Lepa is not that much significant in Padasputana as compare to Moisturex cream. The study shows that Khaakhasadi Lepa and Moisturex cream had got equally significant relief in Vedana and Rukshata. Both drugs were insignificant in reducing Daha. Khakhasadi Lepa was not more effective in Padasputana.
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