ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFICACY OF CHITRAKAHARITAKIAVALEHA ON TAMAKASHWASA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA) IN CHILDREN
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Poonam Gaur *, Shivam Chaubey, K. S. Patel
Abstract: Tamaka Shwasa is a type of Shwasa Roga affecting the Pranavaha Srotas. Pranavilomatva (abnormal breathing pattern), Hridaya Pidana (chest tightness), Ruddha Shwasa (difficulty in breathing), Ghurghurukama (wheeze) and Kasa (cough) are the cardinal features of the disease. The parallel disease entity in contemporary medical science to this disorder is Bronchial Asthma. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Chitraka Haritaki Avaleha (CHA) in the management of Tamaka Shwasa in children. In the present study 19 patients having sign and symptoms of Tamakashwasa in children were registered. Assessment was done on the basis of improvement in Subjective criteria (Rogabala, Agnibala, Dehabala, Sattvabala) and Objective criteria (Positive changes in blood picture, reduction in eosinophils count, ACQ, ACT, QOL). Improvement in overall effect of therapy- 11.11% patients have shown marked improvement, 66.66% patients have shown moderate improvement, 22.22% patients have shown mild improvement and 0% show no improvement. The drug (CHA) has shown significant improvement. CHA shows moderate improvement in mostly parameters to reduce the sign and symptoms of Tamaka Shwasa. Ayurvedic drugs impact a better result to improve the quality of life of Tamaka Shwasa patients.
Keyword: Tamaka Shwasa, Bronchial asthma, Ayurveda, Chitraka Haritaki Avaleha (CHA)