AN AYURVEDIC CLINICAL RESEARCH ON AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER – RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
*Dr. Jeena George and Dr. C. V. Rajashekhar
Title - “An open label single arm study to evaluate the combined efficacy of Hinguvadi churnaand Erandamooladi niruha basti in Amavata vis-a vis Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Background and Objectives – 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 such a way that both samprapthi vighatana and symptomic relief can be achieved. Keeping this in mind, the present study was planned an open label single arm study to evaluate the combined efficacy of Erandamooladi Niruha Basti and Hinguvadi choorna in the management of Amavata. Methods – 30 subjects of Rheumatoid Arthritis was selected from OPD and IPD of SKAMCH&RC Bengaluru and taken into single group. Results – The effect of treatment in the group were assessed by applying Wilcoxon Singed Rank test and paired t test for within the group analysis showed statistically highly significant result with P value (<0.001). Interpretation and Conclusion – It can be concluded from the study, the combined efficacy of Erandamooladi niruha basti and Higuvadi Churna has given good result in the management of Amavata vis-a-vis Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Keywords: Amavata, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erandamooladi Niruha Basti, Hinguvadi Churna.
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