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Article: A CLINICAL STUDY ON PRAVAHIKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO AMOEBIC DYSENTERY AND ITS MANAGEMENT BY INDIGENOUS DRUGS
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Draupadi Meher *, Dipak Swain, Aswinee Kumar Sahu
Abstract: Pravahika is a clinical condition where fecal matter expelled out with more Pravahana or Kunthana. Vata and Kaphaprakopaka ahara vihara are the mainetiological factors of this disease. The vitiated Vayu bring downwards the accumulated Kapha and expels it along with Mala very frequently with Pravahana. The main symptoms of this disease are Sapravahana Mala Pravriti (tenesmus), Muhurmuhur Malaktam (frequent defecation), Udara Shoola (pain abdomen) etc. It can be compared with Amoebic dysentery which is the second leading parasitic disease-causing death in humans after malaria. By considering the above problem an indigenous drugs compound was selected for clinical trial which contains Bilwa (Aegle marmelos), Sunthi (Zingiber officinale) and Pippali (Piper longum) in equal quantity to trim down the pathogenesis of the disease. A total no of 40 patients divided equally into two groups Group A and B were selected for this study. Simple random sampling method was used for the selection of the patients. The trial drug indigenous drugs compound was given to Group A patients and Group B patients were given with control drug Metronidazole. Group A patients have shownmild to moderate improvement whereas Group B patients shown better result to reduce sign and symptoms of this disease.
Keyword: Pravahika, Pravahana, Kunthana, Amoebic dysentery, Indigenous drugs.