CLINICAL STUDY OF SAHACHARTAILA JANUBASTI IN JANU-SANDHIGATA VATA
Dr. Manjula Vishal Matekar* M.D, PhD (Panchakarma), D.Y.A.
The botanical name of Sahchar (Vajradanti) is Barleria prionitis. It belongs to plant family Acanthaceae. most commonly used for dental care, acute-chronic rheumatism and inflammatory condition of joints. “Sahacharam” means walking along with. As Sahachartaila is having specific property like (Madhur & Tikta Rasa) Gati Visheshatvam, (helps to move) Sahachartaila is Ushana Guna in nature, hence it diminishes vitiated Vata and remove Kaphanubhandha. Janubasti is the therapy where hot medicated oil is made to retain on the surface of the knee portion of body. At present, there is no cure for OA of Knee. The management of OA of Knee is broadly divided into non-pharmacological, pharmacological, and surgical treatments, which are highly symptomatic and commonly associated with troublesome side effects. These treatments are either expensive or not available for common people in developing countries. Hence the patient should be kept under Sahachartaila Janubasti therapy. 50 pts. were selected from the Dept. of Panchakarma OPD Bharati Vidyapeeth Ayurveda Hospital Pune. Sahachartaila was Purchased from Agsati Pharmaceutical’s Pune . Sahachartaila Janubasti was done daily once for 30 minutes for 7 days and f/u were taken on 15th and 30th day. Sahachartaila Janubasti reduces all signs and symptoms of Janusandhigat Vata i.e. pain, swelling, Tenderness, Pain during extension and flexion, tenderness, difficulty during walking without any treatment-emergent adverse effect. Sahachartaila Janubasti shown significant results (i.e. P value is <0.05) in cardinal signs and symptoms of Janusandhihat Vata.
Keywords: Sahachartaila, Janubasti, Goniometry Scale, Janusandhigat Vata.
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