AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD DIARRHOEA: A PHARMACOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF DHATAKYADI YOG
Dr. Laxmi*, Dr. Omendra Pal Singh and Prof. Mithilesh Verma
Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cause of death in children under the age of five years, and is responsible for killing around 525000 children every year (WHO may 2017). It is also important to quote here that the irrational use of antibiotics is not safe for healthy flora of child’s intestine. The frequent use of antimicrobials may even cause drug resistance for causative pathogens. This practice instead of treating acute diarrhoea increases its severity and converts it into chronic diarrhoea. Therefore, keeping all above things in mind present study is an attempt to find out some safe, cost-effective, alternative cure for childhood diarrhoea.
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