EFFECT OF SANJEEVANI VATI AN AYURVEDIC MEDICINE IN TYPHOID FEVER - A CLINICAL STUDY
Dr. R. Rachana Devendra*, Dr. Mrityunjay V. Sharma, Dr. Sheelpriya R. Walde, Dr. Kiran A. Tawalare and Dr. Ashish Y. Gotmare
Typhoid fever is one of the major bacterial infections worldwide. The causative Organism is Salmonella typhi, and paratyphi A, B or C. Its highest incidence can be found in Asia, about 100 cases/100,000 population occurs each year. Typhoid requires treatment for 7- 21 days. It has high social & economical impact due to hospitalization requires in acute disease condition, complication and the loss of income attributed to the duration of medical illness. Resistance to multiple antibiotics is increasing among Salmonella. Reduced susceptibility to Fluoroquinolones and the emergence of multidrug-resistance has complicated the treatment of such infections. The Clinical features of typhoid fever highly resembles with the symptoms of vata-kapha dominated fever explained in Ayurved samhitas. In Sharangdhar Samhita, Sanjeevani Vati is mentioned which consist of ten ingredients. It is mainly indicated for gastro-intestinal problems, possessing the property of carminative, mild laxative, antitoxic, antipyretic & vata - kapha shamak in effects. Total 23 patients of age group 05-15 years suffering from fever with positive Widal test were selected for this clinical study purpose. Commonly found symptom of typhoid ie. fever, loss of appetite, headache, Cough & Cold, and Rash, were considered for clinical observation. The observations were recorded on 0th, 2nd, 4th & 7th day of the treatment and evaluated by percentage of relief. 97.05% (21) patients were free from fever within due course of treatment. The p value < 0.001, this was statistically significant. Thus the Sanjeevani vati was effective in the treatment of typhoid fever.
Keywords: Typhoid fever, Sanjeevani vati, vata-kaphaj jwar, Ayurvedic medicine.
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