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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 133-139

Clinical study on psychic traits in stress induced insomnia (Anidra) and it's management with Tagaradi Kwatha & Mahishi Dugdha Shirodhara

1 Lecturer in Kayachikitsa, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Junagadh, India
2 Professor of Kayachikitsa & Dean- I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Bina Vansh
Lecturer in Kayachikitsa, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Junagadh
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Thirty three patients of stress induced insomnia (Anidra) have been subjected to evaluation of various psychic traits (Manasabhava) to see their role in etiopathogenasis and management of disease. The 21 patients have been treated with compound herbal formulation consisting of Tagar (Valeriana wallichi), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Musta (Cyprus rotundas), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Munakka (Vitis vinifera), Raktachandana (Pterocarpus santalinus), Parpataka (Fumaria indica), Kutaki (Picrorhiza Kurroa), Dashmula, Amaltas (Cassia fistula). This has been given in the dose of 20 gm twice a day as coarse powder to prepare decoction by 'Chaturthavashesh' method mentioned by Sharangadhara for six weeks in one group.Remaining 12 patients were treated with bufallow milk Shirodhara, half an hour daily in morning for 21 days. These patients have been evaluated for their mental health and degree of stress based on Hamilton's Anxiety Rating Scale, Hamilton's Depression Rating Scale, Brief Psychiatry Rating Scale and Manasabhava Pariksha on Ayurvedic parameters. Tagaradi Kwatha provided highly significant relief (p<0.001) on Sleeplessness (44.06%), SleepTime (40.81%) and Freshness after awakening (42.42%) whereas bufallow milk Shirodhara provided highly significant relief on Sleeplessness (58.33%), Sleep Time (57.14%), Sleep Quality (84.21%) and Freshness after awakening (91.66%). Relief in mental health has been observed in both the groups in the patients of Insomnia.

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