ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF YAMANIKADI CHOORNAM IN NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Athira Boban *, Krishna Kumar K.M, Ramu M
Abstract: Non-alcoholic fatty liver is defined as the accumulation of fat in the liver parenchyma without inflammation in the absence of excess alcohol consumption. Its prevalence is increasing in the society due to westernized and changing life style. Higher incident rate are there among the obese and diabetic patients. As per the records from W.H.O, the number of chronic liver diseases including NAFLD had a steady growth in recent years. NAFLD exist as a risk factor in patients with heart diseases, kidney diseases and cancer. In Ayurveda, liver diseases are mentioned under the contexts of Udara and Kamala. NAFLD can be considered as a santarpanothavyadhi in which there is agnimandya and kaphamedo dushti. Eventually when sthanasramsaya takes place in the liver, the disease will manifest. A 60 year old male patient, with complaints of poor appetite, right upper quadrant discomfort and fatigue came with an USG report which showed grade II fatty infiltration of liver. On investigation slight elevation of SGPT was noted. Patient was advised to take Yamanikadi Choornam daily twice in the dose of 5 gm choorna with hot water as Anupana for 45 days. Yamanikadi Choornam is a formulation mentioned in Bhaishajya Ratnavali, Plihayakrut rogadhikar, having kaphamedohara deepana, pachana and hepatoprotective property. The fatty infiltration of the liver was found reduced to grade I and the liver function got normal at the time of completion of the treatment. The drug Yamanikadi Choorna was effective in improving liver function and reducing the fatty infiltration of the liver.
Keyword: non-alcoholic fatty liver, Yamanikadi choorna, liver function, echogenicity of liver, hepatoprotective.