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International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy


ISSN Online:2229-3566

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

Pages: 90-94

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.