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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-4

A Clinical Trial of the Efficacy of Kalashaka Yoga in Medo Vruddhi (Hypercholesterolemia)

1 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Nidana Chikitsa, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
2 Medical Officer, Ayurveda Teaching Hospital, Borella, Sri Lanka
3 Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

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E.R.H.S.S. Ediriweera
Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Nidana Chikitsa, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya
Sri Lanka
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High prevalence of Hypercholesterolemia in the society is mainly due to lack of exercises and high intake of fatty foods. It can be correlated with Medo Vruddhi, a disease described in Ayurveda. This clinical study deals with the management of Medo Vruddhi (Hypercholesterolemia) using Kalashaka Yoga. This is widely used by the eminent Sri Lankan Traditional Physician Family 'Ranbanda'. Kalashaka Yoga is prepared using 20Kg of bulb of Allium sativum, 20Kg of leaves of Murraya koenigii, 5Kg of seeds of Piper nigrum, 10Kg of leaves of Aporosa lindleyana, 10Kg of leaves of Olax zeylanica. These ingredients are dried, ground with Bees' honey and made into pills weighing 125mg. Hundred Medo Vruddhi (Hypercholesterolemia) patients were selected and randomly divided into two groups. First group was treated with two pills of 125gm of Kalashaka Yoga twice a day for twelve weeks. Second group was treated with placebo, prepared by roasted bran of rice ground with warm water and made into 125gm pills, given two pills twice a day for twelve weeks. The response to treatment was recorded and therapeutic effect was evaluated through symptomatic relief of the patients and lipid profile. Significant symptomatic relief in xanthomatosis, heaviness in the body, softness in the body, dyspnoea even on slight exertion, excessive hunger, snoring, less enthusiasm and statistically significant marked reduction in serum cholesterol, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein was observed in the group treated with Kalashaka Yoga.

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