ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: COMPARATIVE CLINICAL TRIAL OF BHARANGIMOOLA ARKA AND SALBUTAMOL NEBULIZATION IN TAMAKA SHWASA (ACUTE EXACERBATION OF BRONCHIAL ASTHMA): A CASE SERIES STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100122
Author: Manjunatha Adiga *, Prasanna N Rao, Priyanka B V, Mallika K J
Abstract: Tamaka Shwasa (Bronchial asthma) is a disease occurring due to involvement of Vata and Kapha which presents in two forms – Vaigika (Acute exacerbated) or Avaigika (under control). An emergency management is required during acute exacerbation. Pilot study has proved a statistically highly significant difference in symptoms like breathlessness (Z = -4.820, p= 0.000) after treatment with Nebulization of Bharangimoola Arka (5ml administered 8th hourly for 3 times) and also FVC% and FEV1% have improved significantly with a t value equal to -5.857 and -5.090 respectively with p
Keyword: Arka, Ayurveda, Bharangimoola, Bronchial asthma, Salbutamol, Clerodendrum serratum (Linn.), Nebulization, Tamaka Shwasa.