ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF AN AYURVEDIC FORMULATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMLAPITTA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO NON–ULCER DYSPEPSIA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Manu Verma *, B.L. Mehra, Vikas Bharmauria
Abstract: The dietary habits of present day, changing lifestyle, stress and strain related to job or domestic worries adversely impact the normal functioning of agni (digestive fire). Such individuals are prone to suffer from Amlapitta (Non-ulcer dyspepsia). The present study was conducted to explore the therapeutic potential of an Ayurvedic formulation containing shankha bhasma, madhuyashti and khadira in the management of Amlapitta with special reference to non-ulcer dyspepsia. The study was conducted on 30 patients selected from O.P.D. and I.P.D. of R.G.G.P.G.A.C., Paprola. Investigations were done to rule out any pathology. The subjective criteria included the symptom complex comprising hrita kantha daha (retro-sternal burning), amlodgara (sour eructations), utklesha (nausea), avipaka (indigestion) chhardi (vomiting), aruchi (loss of appetite), kukshi daha (epigastric burning), udaradhamana (flatulence) and klama (mental fatigue). Most of the patients showed moderate to marked improvement (~86%) in their symptoms as analyzed on visual analogue scale and grade score. The results obtained in the study revealed that the trial drug was quite effective and safe in treating Amlapitta.
Keyword: Agni, Amlapitta, Non-ulcer dyspepsia, Shankha bhasma, Madhuyashti, Khadira