A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF MADHU-SHIGRUPALLAVA SWARASA ASCHYOTANA AND MADHU-SHIGRUPALLAVA ARKA ASCHYOTANA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VATAJA ABHISHYANDA W.S.R. TO ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS
Dr. Sushobhitha M.* and Dr. Sujathamma K.
Introduction: Vataja abhishyanda explained in the context of Sarvagata netra roga is a commonly seen clinical condition. It can be compared to allergic conjunctivitis explained in the contemporary science, its lakshanas are nistodana, stambana, sangharsha, parushya, kandu, srava, raga and prakasha asahishnuta. Allergic diseases have dramatically increased in the last decades. Ocular allergy represents one of the most common ocular conditions encountered in clinical practice. Allergic conjunctivitis prevalence has been estimated in 6-30% of population and up to 30% in children. In India more than 10 million cases per year is recorded. Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effect of Madhu-shigrupallava swarasa aschyotana and Madhu-shigrupallava arka aschyotana in the management of Vataja Abhishyanda w.s.r. to Allergic conjunctivitis. To compare the therapeutic efficacies of both the groups. Methods: 20 patients in each group fulfilling the inclusion criteria of vataja abhishyanda were selected from O.P.D and I.P.D of Shalakya Tantra, SKAMCH & RC, Bengaluru. Madhu-shigrupallava swarasa aschyotana was done in both Group A and Madhu-shigrupallava arka aschyotana Group B, 10 drops each for 14 consecutive days. Results and conclusion: Though both the forms of drugs beneficial in management of Vataja Abhishyanda w.s.r. to allergic conjunctivitis, however Madhu- Shigru pallava swarasa was comparatively better than Madhu- Shigru pallava arka aschyotana in parameters like Kandu, Vividha vedana (Discomfort), Sangharsha, Upadeha, Raga, Shopha and Papillary reactions. Madhu- Shigrupallava Arka Aschyotana was given better results in parameters like Srava and Prakasha asahishnuta. Due to krimighna, chakshushya, lekhana, ropana and shodhana properties of Madhu- Shigru pallava yoga, both forms of medicine found beneficial in Vataja Abhishyanda.
Keywords: Vataja abhishyanda, Allergic conjunctivitis, Madhu-shigrupallava swarasa aschyotana, madhu-shigrupallava arka aschyotana.
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