ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A COMPARATIVE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF YASHTIMADHUKA RASAKRIYA PRATISARANA AND PANCHAVALKALA KWATHA GANDUSHA IN MUKHAPAKA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Arunima N S *, Pradeep Kumar K
Abstract: Background and objectives: Mukhapaka is a condition characterized by Vedanayukta vrana in the Mukha Pratyangas. It can be correlated with the clinical entity “Aphthous Ulcer” explained in the contemporary medical science, which is also characterized by painful superficial ulcers in the movable mucosa of the mouth with recurrent episodes. Mukhapaka is neither a serious disorder nor one that can be dismissed as cursory. It is not life-threatening, but at the same time, it can be crippling by grossly disturbing the individual’s lifestyle. Considering the effectiveness, cost, easy and routine applicability, the present study was conducted to assess the efficacy of Yashtimadhuka Rasakriya Pratisarana and Panchavalkala Kwatha Gandusha in Mukhapaka. Materials and Methods: Patients presenting with the classical features of Mukhapaka and between the age group of 06 to 60 years irrespective of sex were selected and allotted in Group A and Group B with 20 patients in each. Group-A was administered with Yashtimadhuka Rasakriya for Pratisarana and Group-B with Panchavalkala Kwatha for Gandusha, twice daily for 07 days. Results: Both the groups individually showed a highly significant result in all the assessment criteria like a burning sensation, pain, difficulty in chewing, size of the ulcer, and tenderness. But when compared between the groups it has been found to have insignificant results in the assessment criteria except in difficulty in chewing which was significant in favor of Yashtimadhuka Rasakriya. Conclusion: This study proved that both Yashtimadhuka Rasakriya Pratisarana and Panchavalkala Kwatha Gandusha are statistically significant in the management of Mukhapaka.
Keyword: Mukhapaka, Aphthous stomatitis, Yashtimadhuka Rasakriya, Panchavalkala Kwatha, Pratisarana, Gandusha.