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Article: A STUDY ON KARYAKARAN VADA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DIABETIC PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY AND ITS MANAGEMENT
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Mandal Kumar Nisith *, Khatun Hazera, Biswas Partha, Chattopadhyay Abichal
Abstract: Diabetes and its complication have a significant global health issue. Peripheral neuropathy is one of leading complication of it. Nerve damage due to various cause like metabolic alteration, chronic hyperglycemia, mechanical injury, smoking and alcohol abuse also responsible for diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). As per Ayurveda, aggravation of vata dosha (vyanvayu) and depletion of kapha dosha (tarpaka kapha) are vitiated rakta dhatu (vitiation of pitta dosha also). It produced padadaha (burning sensation of sole), padaharsha (tingling sensation of sole), padasuptata (numbness). All these features are alike with DPN. The purpose of study to establish the cause and effect theory (The karya karanavada) and evaluate as well as compare the efficacy of Asparagus recemosusWild with bala tailamatra vasti in a patient with DPN. Materials and Method - The studies had been conducted for 90 days with individuals in DPN. 60 patients were randomly assigned into three groups. Group-A (n=10) served as placebo control group treated with old rice grain powder. Group-B(n=25) served as test drug treated with powder of shatavari (Asparagus racemosus wild) at the dose of 6gm.twice daily. Group-C(n=25) served as oral intake of powder. Shatavari at the doses 6gm. twice daily with balataila matra vasti 70ml after meal daily. Observation and Conclusion - The mean reduction of pain and numbness score during the entire phase of treatment were more with shatavari and bala taila matravasti rather than treated with shatavari alone. This finding suggested that matravasti of balataila is the major ingredient for management of pain and numbness in patient DPN.
Keyword: Diabetic peripheral neuropathy, Ayurveda, Asparagus recemosus, Sida cordifolia, Matra Vasti.