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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 238-242

Clinical effect of Virechana and Shamana Chikitsa in Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial Asthma)

1 Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Head and Reader, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Ayurveda Education and Research at Shyama Das Vaidya Shastrapith Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Kuntal A Ghosh
Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Kaya Chikitsa, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar - 361008, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.105244

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To evaluate comparative efficacy of Samshodhana and Samshamana Chikitsa, the current study is planned in 24 patients of Tamaka Shwasa. Thirteen patients (Group A) were treated with Samshodhana, particularly with Virechana Karma. The patients of this group received Abhyantara Snehana with Tila Taila followed by Bahya Snehana with Tila Taila and Saindhava Lavana. After observations of proper signs of Snehana; Virechana Karma was performed with Aragvadha Phala Majja. Samsarjana Krama was followed for five days. Subsequently all the patients were given the trial drug (powder of Badara). The patients of group B, were treated only with the powder of dried ripe fruits of Badara. In both groups, the dose of Badara powder was 5 g, twice a day, with luke warm water, for a period of 60 days. In group A, maximum number of patients (61.45 %) showed good response, while in group B, 45.45 % patients showed good response. No side effects were observed during the clinical trial. Based on the observations, it was concluded that, group A is more effective than group B.

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