EFFECTIVENESS OF AMULYA AMRITATULSI RASAYAN AND AMULYA ENERGY Z CAPSULES IN TREATING TYPHOID: A CASE STUDY
Shashi Gupta, Vinti, Parikshit Bansal, Kakoli Biswas and Rajesh Biswas*
Amulya Amritatulsi Rasayan- containing extracts of just two plants - Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and Geloye (Tinospora cordifolia) is a proprietary anti-infective herbal (Ayurvedic) formulation being manufactured by Amulya Herbs Pvt. Limited, Panchkula (India). In combination with Amulya Energy Z capsules, the formulation is found to be highly effective in the treatment of typhoid. Amulya Energy Z capsules are a dietary supplement containing Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), vitamins and minerals. Tulsi is considered as one of the holiest and most healthiness giving herbs in India. Geloy, Ashwagandha and Safed Musli the other three herbs used in formulation are available in India and known for medicinal use since ancient times. These plants are used in Ayurvedic system of medicine for total rejuvenation, immunomodulation, antibacterial activity and as antioxidants. Since ages the therapeutic uses of these plants are considered as safe, inexpensive and efficient. They heal many diseases due to chemical constituents present in different parts of plants. Antibacterial activity of chemical constituents of Geloy, Tulsi, Ashwagandha and Safed Musli against Salmonellosis is well documented. Thirty „Widal test positive‟ Typhoid Patients, who were given 400mg Cefixime 1BD and paracetamol 500mg SOS by allopathic doctor for 15 days with no sign of recovery were successfully treated in Ayusham Health Care, Plot No 293, Industrial area, Phase-1, Panchkula, Haryana, India, using Amulya Amritatulsi Rasayan capsule 500mg, containing 50:50 combination of Ocimum sanctum and Tinospora cordifolia, twice a day for thirty days, along with Amulya Energy Z capsules 500mg, containing herbal extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) 300mg, Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum)100mg, vitamins and minerals once a day for 30 days. The present case study suggests that the biologically active components of Tulsi and Geloy in combination with Ashwagandha and Safed Musli had synergistic activity against Salmonella typhi and show promise as an alternative cheap non-antibiotic combination for the effective treatment of for S. typhi infection.
Keywords: Ayurveda, Typhoid, Ocimum sanctum, Tinospora cordifolia, Withania somnifera, Chlorophytum borivilianum.
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