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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 369-372

A Clinical Study of Kutaja (Holarrhena Antidysenterica Wall) on Shonitarsha

1 Ph.D. (Ayu.) Scholar in Dravyaguna, I.P.G.T. & R.A., S. V. S. P. Hospital, Kolkata, India
2 Professor & H.O.D., Dravyaguna Dept., I.P.G.T. & R.A. Jamnagar, India
3 Director of Ayurveda, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal, India

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Atanu Pal
Ph.D. (Ayu.) Scholar in Dravyaguna, I.P.G.T. & R.A., S. V. S. P. Hospital, Kolkata
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Shonitarsha (Bleeding piles) is a common chronic painful disease afflicts the mankind, having only surgical treatment (Haemorrhoidectomy) in modern science but recurrence is more often. Bleeding per rectum during defaecation with fresh blood not mixed with motion is the commonest symptom of Shonitarsha. Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall) is an important plant mentioned in Ayurveda used successfully in atisara, pravahika and arsha especially in Shonitarsha. The fine powder of the Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall stem bark was prepared and given to the patients in a dose of 4 gms twice a day for two weeks. The results of this study are subjective of significant efficacy of the drug in the symptom "stoppage of bleeding" in Shonitarsha.

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