A PREVENTIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO ACCESS THE EFFICACY OF KUMARYADI CREAM ON KIKKISA (STRIAE GRAVIDARUM)
Dr. Hemant Patel*, Dr. Shilpa Donga, Prof. L. P. Dei, Dr. Yogesh Manani, Dr. Shrawan Kamble
Reproduction is an important part of the life of female. Some physiological, hormonal and metabolic modifications occur in mother’s body to accommodate and support the fetus throughout pregnancy. Striae gravidarum (SG) is the most common change in connective tissue of pregnant women and may cause cosmetic concerns. Striae gravidarum on women’s body symbolizes love and life, it also symbolizes the pain that comes with motherhood. Striae gravidarum do not pose a health risk. However, they are often symptomatic, causing discomfort as well as psychological distress in pregnant women, when severe. Among the common disorders of pregnancy as recognized by various pioneers of Ayurveda, Kikkisa is a common ailment which appears on the abdomen during late phase of second trimester. If we look at the etiology of Kikkisa, Vitiation of Tridosha due to the growing fetus which leads to burning sensation and itching as symptoms and stretch marks as a sign. Above said causative factors and symptomatology of Kikkisa has close resemblance with Striae Gravidarum as described in modern texts. There is great demand of Ayurveda in the field of cosmetology. Ayurveda has unique concept of beauty and can offer effective, cheaper and long lasting beauty therapy without any side effects. In present study, 17 patient had given Kumaryadi cream for local application for 2 months trial period out of them 15 patients completed the course of treatment. Patients were assessed thoroughly for a total period of 3 months including 1 month follow up period. From the above study it has concluded that the drug Kumaryadi cream effective to prevent Kikkisa (Striae gravidarum) with no apparent evidence of complication.
Keywords: Kikkisa, Stretchmark, Striae Gravidarum, Kumaryadi cream, Pregnancy.
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