CLINICAL EFFICACY OF FERMENTATIVE MEDICINAL FORMULATIONS (ASAVA- ARISHTA) - A REVIEW
Rahul K Shingadiya*, Suhas A Chaudhary, Prashant Bedarkar, B J Patgiri, P K Prajapati
Background- Asava and Arishta are one of the most popular dosage forms of Ayurvedic medicaments due to their long shelf life, quick action and high therapeutic effectiveness. Various clinical studies have been carried out at department of RS & BK of IPGT & RA to evaluate clinical efficacy of Asava-Arishta in different diseases. Aim- Present study is aimed to compile such available research works. Objectives- Total 15 completed research works were found on clinical aspect of Asava-Arishta on five major diseases such as Benign prostate hypertrophy (Paurush granthi shotha), Mal absorption syndrome (Grahani), Bronchial Asthma (Tamaka Shvasa), Anaemia (Pandu) and Skin disorders (Kushtha). Result- All the Asava-Arishta taken for the studies were found to be effective and clinically safe in related diseases. Conclusion- Classically prepared Asava Arishta are more efficacious than prepared with modified methods. Effect of Asava Arishta is more prone towards the diseases in which Mandagni is involved.
Keywords: Arishta, Asava, Ayurveda, Fermentative medicinal formulation, Shirisharishta, Kanakabindvarishta, Sandhana kalpana, Self generated alcohol.
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