ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF CHATURBEEJ CHURNA AND KAISHORE GUGGULU IN KASHTARTAVA (SPASMODIC AND CONGESTIVE DYSMENORRHEA)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Vandana *, Seema Shukla, Eena Sharma, Soni Kapil
Abstract: Dysmenorrhea(Dys - difficult, Men -month, Rhein - to flow) -the painful menstruation. 60-70% of women suffer from dysmenorrhea(Kashtartava)out of which 20-25% remains incapacitated for 1-3 days during each cycle but only 5-8% seek medical advice.It is of two types: Primary and secondary dysmenorrhea. It is a common ailment having a major impact over both physical and mental status of women. To find out the best available in Ayurvedic texts, present study was planned to cure the dysmenorrheawith the help of some herbal formulations used orally. For the study 50 patients were selectedin a single groupout of which 34 were of spasmodic and 16 were of congestive dysmenorrhea. Results were evaluated on basis of improvement in clinical symptoms such as intensity, duration of pain and associated symptoms etc. Subjects were also assessed regarding the intensity of pain on the basis of VAS (visual analogue scale). The data obtained in clinical study before and after treatment was expressed in term of mean, standard deviation (± SD) and standard Error (±SE). At the end of the period it was found that both the drugs showed marked improvement in thesymptoms ofspasmodic dysmenorrhea only whereas no improvement was observed in the congestive dysmenorrhea.
Keyword: Kashtartava, Chaturbeej churna, Kaishore guggulu