ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: OPEN LABEL SINGLE ARM EXPERIMENTAL STUDY TO STANDARDIZE DOSE OF MILK IN ASSESSMENT OF KOSHTA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Navya Raghuramu, Mahantesh Bhupale Somashekar, Priyanka BV 3, Kiran M Goud
Abstract: The research was mainly aimed at standardizing the dose of milk needed for the assessment of Koshta in healthy volunteers. Healthy volunteers were screened for their health status using SF12 questionnaire; thereafter assessment of koshta was done using the published questionnaire. 19 volunteers of Mrudu, 81 of Madyama and 4 of Krurakoshta were selected. Individuals were asked to have dinner the previous night of the study. Next day, in empty stomach, after passing the bowel, the individuals were given milk and this was calculated based on the trividhakukshiadhyaya of Charaka Samhita, 500 ml of milk was administered first and the results were assessed using assessment criteria, if no loose stools were observed, then the procedure was repeated with the gap of 7 days by increasing the quantity of milk by 100 ml each time. The final outcome was observed and the assessment was stopped once virechana was achieved or the maximum permissible limit of milk was reached (1000 ml). The quantity of milk and the results were then tabulated and attempt to standardise the dose required for assessment of the koshta was done. The Dose of milk needed to cause purgation in mrudukoshta was 500-600 ml, for that of madyama was 600 to 700 ml for madyama Tara was 700-800 ml madyamatama was 800 to 900 ml, the dose of milk needed to cause purgation in krura could not be elicited and this was supported by the statement made by acharya sushrutha that krurakoshta individuals do not purgate with milk.
Keyword: Koshta, Vegas, Virechana, Milk, Ksheera