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Article: THE EFFECT OF GUDUCHYADI CHOORNAM IN HYPERLIPIDAEMIA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Shamna S *, K. Govindan Namboodiri
Abstract: Hyperlipidaemia is a major risk factor in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases which account for most Non communicable disease (NCD) death around the world. It is a medical term for abnormally high levels of fat in the blood which is the result of unhealthy lifestyles such as faulty dietary habits, smoking, alcoholism and lack of physical exercise. In Ayurveda, it is described under different headings such as sthaulya (obesity), medo roga (disease affecting fat), medo vridhi (aggravation of fat) etc. It is the result of excessive intake of Shleshma vardhaka ahara vihara (diet and regimen causing aggravation of Phlem) and reduced exercises that causes Agni dushti (vitiation of digestive fire) resulting in excessive formation of Sama meda. Here I am presenting a single case of Hyperlipidaemia. A 32-year-old female patient, with complaints of fatigue for 2 years and heart burn occasionally came with a report on lipid profile in which elevation in the level of total cholesterol and triglycerides were noted. Patient was advised to take 6 gm of Guduchyadi choornam with honey as anupana two times/day ie, morning and evening half an hour before food for 30 days. Guduchyadi choornam is a formulation mentioned in Basavarajeeyam, ‘Sthaulyaroganidana lakshanachikitsadaya’ chapter, having deepana, pachana, Lekhana, kaphamedohara and Vatanulomana properties. On the 31st day the values oftotal cholesterol and triglyceride get reduced to normal and also the patient got symptomatic relief. The drug Guduchyadi Choornam was effective in the management of Hyperlipidaemia.
Keyword: Hyperlipidaemia, NCD, medo roga, Guduchyadi Choornam