ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF JATAMANSYADI KWATHA AND SHIRODHARA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPERTENSION
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Vijay Chaudhary *, Ankita Agrawal, Sameet Masand
Abstract: Hypertension is emerging as a pandemic in the society. It can lead to severe health complications and increases the risk of many fatal diseases. Though a lot of potent antihypertensive drugs are available today but none of them is free from untoward effects. Due to these reasons the public acceptability for currently available antihypertensive drugs is very poor. The present study is aimed to evaluate the efficacy of an Ayurvedic formulation i.e., Jatamansyadi Kwatha and Shirodhara in the management of stage - I hypertension. Twenty patients of either sex of stage-I essential hypertension in the age group of 20-80 years were registered for the present study. Registered patients were randomly divided into two groups. In group-I, hypertensive patients were managed with Jatamansyadi Kwatha and in group-II patients, in addition to the administration of Jatamansyadi Kwatha, Shirodhara was also done. The duration of trial was 30 days. After one month of therapy, statistically highly significant reduction in both systolic B.P. and diastolic B.P. was observed in both groups. In group-II patients, statistically significant reduction in mean arterial B.P., pulse pressure and pulse rate were observed. Whereas in group-I, the effect of therapy on mean arterial B.P., pulse pressure and pulse rate were statistically insignificant. Therapy given in Group-II has shown the marginal advantage over the therapy given in Group-I. However statistically highly significant reduction was observed in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in both the groups but the intergroup difference between the therapies was statistically insignificant.
Keyword: Hypertension, Jatamansyadi Kwatha, Shirodhara, Blood Pressure.