A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF PATOLADI KWATHA AND PAARIBHADRADI KWATHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMLAPITTA
Dr. Nagalakshmi A. S.*, Dr. Muralidhara and Dr. Vijayalakshmi S.
Amlapitta is one among the Annavaha Sroto Dushti Vikara characterized by Avipaka, Klama, Utklesha, Tiktaamlodgara, Gaurava, Hritkantadaha and Aruchi. The Laksana of Amlapitta can be correlated with the symptoms of Hyperacidity. The dictionary meaning of hyperacidity refers to excessive acidity in gastro intestinal tract, especially in the stomach, leading to burning sensation. The treatment modalities for Amlapitta includes Sodhana Chikitsa and Shamana Chikitsa. The present study intends to clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Shamanoushadhi for which Patoladi Kwatha and Paaribhadradi Kwatha were selected for the study. The objective of the study is to evaluate and compare the therapeutic efficacy of Patoladi Kwatha and Paaribhadradi Kwatha in the management of Amlapitta. A total of 40 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected and randomly assigned into two groups i.e., Group A and Group B, comprising of 20 patients each. Group A and Group B were administered Patoladi Kwatha and Paaribhadradi Kwatha respectively. 24ml Kwatha was given twice daily – before breakfast and before dinner for 14 days. Follow up was done on the 7th day after intervention. The Lakshana of Amlapitta were observed, recorded and assessed at before treatment, after treatment and after follow up. Results were statistically analyzed on subjective parameter and were highly significant (p <0.001) ‘after treatment’ and significant (p <0.05) in all the parameters at ‘follow-up’ within the groups and was non-significant (p >0.05) between the groups.
Keywords: Amlapitta; Patoladi kwatha; Paaribhadradi Kwatha; Hyperacidity.
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