ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: EFFECT OF TRIPHALA GUGGULU AND PUNARNAVA MANDOOR IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Anil Mangal *, Uma Mangal, A D Jadhav, S N Murthy
Abstract: Obesity has become an increasing global health problem among all socio-economic groups and leading to various complications like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and osteoarthritis knee which are responsible for morbidity and mortality. Ayurvedic approach is to provide solution in managing rising cases of obesity among population. Aim of this study was to assess the clinical efficacy and safety of an Ayurvedic preparations Triphala guggulu and Punarnava mandoor in the management of obesity through clinical sign and symptoms, body mass index (BMI), measurement of abdomen, chest, thigh, arm circumference and laboratory investigation. The trial was conducted on 58 subjects aged between 12-60 years of both sexes of obesity. Triphala guggulu 1 g (2 tablets of 500 mg) and Punarnava Mandoor 500 mg (1 tablet of 500 mg) thrice daily with lukewarm water for 12 weeks were used in all study participants. Clinical sign and symptoms, BMI and circumference of body parts reduced from baseline to the end of the treatment in completed 47 subjects out of 58.
Keyword: Ayurvedic medicine, Triphala guggulu, Punarnava Mandoor, Obesity, Medoroga.