ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE COMPARATIVE EFFICACY OF TEJAPATRA (CINNAMOMUM TAMALA) AND METHIKA BEEJA (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM) CHURNA AND EXTRACTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF MADHUMEHA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO TYPE-2 DIABETES MELLITUS
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Vijay Chaudhary *, Munish Sood, B.L. Mehra, Sameet Masand
Abstract: Today the whole world is facing a pandemic of diabetes mellitus. Globally and nationally, diabetes mellitus with its complications has become one of the most important challenging health problems. Changing lifestyle and erroneous dietary habits are mainly responsible for its increasing incidence. A number of Ayurvedic herbal drugs are effective in the management of Madhumeha. Tejapatra (Cinnamomum tamala) and Methika Beeja (Trigonella foenum graecum) are also among them. But as the herbal anti diabetic drugs are required to be taken in bulk and invariably for life-long span hence some time their poor palatability becomes a big problem. In the present study, comparative efficacy of Churna and extract of Tejapatra and Methika Beeja has been clinically assessed on diabetes mellitus patients. Total 42 patients of Type-2 diabetes mellitus were registered in the present clinical study and they were administered trial drugs for duration of 45 days. Patients were thoroughly assessed on various scientific parameters during complete trial period. Powder (Churna) and extract of Tejapatra and Methika Beeja were found significantly effective in the management of Type-2 diabetes mellitus but powder (Churna) showed definitely better effect over extract on various subjective, objective and biochemical parameters. No untoward effect was noticed during treatment and follow up period.
Keyword: Madhumeha, Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus, Tejapatra, Methika Beeja, Cinnamomum tamala, Trigonella foenum-graecum