ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A COMPARATIVE RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL OF NAVAYAS LOUHA SYRUP AND NISHA LOUHA SYRUP IN THE MANAGEMENT OF IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA IN INDIAN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PANDU ROGA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Tiwari Bharti, Tiwari Amar Singh, Gupta Satish Chand *
Abstract: Iron deficiency is the most usual dietary deficiency worldwide, approximately 25% of the world’s population suffering from iron deficiency anemia according to the World Health Organization. A Neonate has total body iron of 250 mg (80 mg/kg), obtained from maternal sources. In the first 6 months of life, during the period when the infant gets an iron-deficient milk diet, this amount decreases to 60 mg/kg. Infants fed with cow’s milk are at greater risk to develop iron deficiency anemia because calcium from cow’s milk is competing with iron for absorption. There are a large number of formulations (like Navayas Louha Syrup, Nisha Louha Syrup etc.) that are mentioned to prevent iron deficiency anemia in Indian children. Despite lack of scientific data regarding the clinical efficacy of Navayas Louha Syrup and Nisha Louha Syrup, an effort has been done to present the current scenario. 60 anemic patients of either sex age between 1-15 years were randomly selected from Kaumarabhritya O.P.D. and I.P.D. of Rani Dullaiya Post Graduate Ayurvedic College and Hospital, Bhopal (M.P), India. Overall, in the study Navayas Louha is 74.53% and Nisha Louha is 69.34% having clinical efficacy. The study was showed in clinical trial efficacy of Navayas Louha syrup is better than Nisha Louha syrup in the management of iron deficiency anemia in Indian children.
Keyword: Iron deficiency anemia, Pandu roga, Navayas Louha syrup, Nisha Louha syrup, Anemia in Indian children.