AN OPEN RANDOMIZED COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY OF NAYOPAYAM KASHAYAM AND VASADI KWATHA IN TAMAKA SHWASA W.S.R TO BRONCHIAL ASTHMA
*Dr. Surya U., Dr. Veerakumara K. and Dr. Shrilatha Kamath T.
Breathing is the foremost sign of life. This primordial sign of life gets impaired in the disease Shwasa and especially in TamakaShwasa. Proper movement of Prana vayu in pranavaha srotas is essential in maintainence of health. Tamakashwasa is a disease akin to bronchial asthma in modern parlance. It is a disease afflicting pranavaha srotas with episodic and chronic nature. Due to the alarming industrialization as well as urbanization prevalence of respiratory disorders also increasing day by day. So it is the need of an hour to provide effective treatment. Snehana, Swedana, Sodhana, Dhumapana, Shamana, Rasayana line of treatments forms the complete treatment of Tamakaswasa. It is not possible to do Shodhana in all the conditions and all patients. Despite that it is a yapya vyadhi, Shamana medications have a great role in the management. Hence this study is intended to evaluate and compare the therapeutic effect of Nayopayam Kashayam and Vasadi kwatha, two Shamana medications indicated in Shwasa roga among patient suffering from Tamaka Shwasa. The drugs used in this preparations are moderate in number and have properties like vatakaphahara, kapha vilayana, kapha nissarana, brumhana and rasayana. Hence it is taken into consideration in the management of Tamaka shwasa. This was a open randomized comparative clinical study conducted with special proforma where in 30 patients suffering from Tamaka shwasa of either sex between age group 16 -60 years were subjected to trial. The therapeutic effect of the treatment was assessed based on specific subjective and objective criteria. Results obtained by stastistical analysis showed that both Nayopayam kashayam and Vasadi kwatha are highly effective in pacifying the symptoms of Tamaka shwasa.
Keywords: Bronchial Asthma, Nayopayam kashayam, Vasadi kwatha, Tamaka shwasa.
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