EFFECT OF MARICH CHURNA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA
Dr. Bhushan Suryakantji Akhade*, Dr. Vitthal Kasle and Dr. Dhana Lilke
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in men in which prostate gland is enlarged. It leads to various symptoms causing disturbance of voiding. These include Hesitancy, Urgency, increased frequency of micturition, Nocturnal micturition, Dysuria and urinary track infection sometimes. In Ayurveda it is closely resemble to vatashteela and the drugs having Vata Kapha pacifying action, Shothahara (anti-inflammatory) and Mutrala (diuretic) are recommended for its management. 10 Patients were selected irrespective of their religion, race, occupation etc. Tab. Marich churna 60 mg BD was given for 30 days. The patients were assessed on the basis of IPSS and objective parameters like urine flow, weight of prostate and residual urine flow. The observations and results were analysed. It highlights the fact that Tab. Marich churna is not much effective in the treatment of BPH.
Keywords: BPH, Vatashtila, Marich churna.
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