ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF SHTAVARIYADI KSHEERAPAKA ON PERIMENOPAUSAL SYNDROME
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Aswathi Sara Varghese *, Sandhya K
Abstract: Menopause is an important phase in women’s life. However, alteration in hormonal level leads to many undefined anatomical and physiological changes in women. As women spend near one third of their life span after menopause, the consequences of menopause are also experience for a longer period of time. In Ayurveda classics, Artava Nivritti or menopause is considered as a normal physiology of Jaravastha, and hence, its effects on body are not explained directly. The treatments available for menopause in the modern medicine come with many known side effects. According to, the period of menopause belongs to Parihanikala, leading to Vriddhavastha. Therefore, Rasayana can be considered as an effective treatment option. On this basis, a Ksheerapaka named as Shatavariyadi Ksheerapaka has been formulated. It comprises of a mixture of powders of Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Guduchi and Yashtimadhu. Shatavariyadi Ksheerapaka shows significant reduction in the symptoms of perimenopausal syndrome.
Keyword: Artava Nivritti, Perimenopausal syndrome, Jaravastha