ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CASE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF PANCHAKOLA UDAKA AND AAROGYAVARDHINI VATI IN GRAHANI DOSHA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Anjali Goyal *
Abstract: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal tract functional disorder leading to diarrhea/constipation. Prevalence of IBS has been ranging between 3% and 22%, and usually found in the age group of 15-50 years. Studies have shown antibiotics and anti-spasmodic users at a greater mortality risk so; need to complement the existing treatment options. IBS can be co-related with Grahani Doshain Ayurveda. The Aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Panchakola Udaka (medicated drinking water with Panchakola powder) and Arogyavardhini Vati in Grahani Dosha~ IBS using standardized outcome measures. A male patient aged 40 years came with the chief complaints of Atishrastavibaddha Mala, (at once well-formed stool, at once loose stool), Tiktamla udgara (bitter and sour belching), Aruchi (tastelessness), Bharakshaya (weight loss) of 20 kg, Balakshaya (loss of physical strength), Trishna (thirst) and Parvaruk (pain in small joints), since 2 years. Patient was given medicines orally i.e. Panchakola Udakain many doses of 250 ml, in place of normal water, whenever he felt thirsty; Aarogyavardhini Vatiin dose of 2 tablets of 250 ml B.D. after meal with Panchakola Udaka for 1 month. Gradation of all signs and symptoms was used to evaluate response to therapy. Data were collected at baseline, 15th day, and end of the treatment (day 30). There was significant relief in all symptoms of Grahani Dosha ~ IBS, with no side effects. Hence it is concluded that Panchakola Udaka along with Aarogyavardhini Vati are encouragingly effective in Grahani Dosha ~ IBS.
Keyword: Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Grahani Dosha; Panchakola Udaka; Aarogyavardhini Vati and Ayurveda.