A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF DHANYA NAGARA KWATHA WITH KARISHA PINDA SWEDA AND RASONADI KWATHA WITH KARISHA PINDA SWEDA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMAVATA W.S.R TO RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Dr. Ashwini A.* and Dr. Rajashekhar C. V.
Amavata is a disease caused due to the vitiation of vata and ama. Vitiated vata propels ama throughout the body through Dhamanis and takes ashraya in the shleshma sthana especially in sandhis. Rheumatoid Arthritis is one among the disease which can be brought under the umbrella of Amavata due to the prevalence and predominance in the signs and symptoms. The treatment should be planned in such a way that both samprapthi vighatana and symptomic relief can be achieved. Keeping this in mind, the present study was planned a comparative evaluation of Dhanya Nagara Kwatha and Rasonadi Kwatha internally with Karisha Pinda sweda as bahya kriya. The study was directed towards evaluation on the efficacy of above both drugs with Karisha pinda sweda both as amapachana and Vatahara and thereby Vyadhihara.
A comparative clinical study done on 40 patients of Amavata w.s.r to Rheumatoid Arthritis selected from OPD and IPD of SKAMCH&RC Bengaluru and made into two groups. In both groups patients were given Sarvanga Karisha Pinda Sweda for first 7 consecutive days along with Dhanya Nagara Kwatha in Group A and Rasonadi Kwatha in Group B. 24ml of each kashaya was administered internally in the morning and evening before food for 17 days followed by follow up after 7days. Total of 24days study was taken up.
The effect of treatment has showed statistically highly significant results in both the groups with p value <0.001 in almost all the parameters. On comparison between the groups, Group B had shown statistically better result than Group A which can be concluded that Rasonadi Kwatha with Karisha Pinda Sweda has shown better effect in reducing the symptoms of Amavata.
Keywords: Amavata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Dhanya Nagara Kwatha, Rasonadi Kwatha, Karisha Pinda Sweda.
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