ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: CLINICAL EVALUATION OF THE ROLE OF SARIVA PHANTA (HEMIDESMUS INDICUS R. BR.) IN THE TREATMENT OF MADHUMEHA (DIABETES MELLITUS OR TYPE II DIABETES) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS HYPOGLYCAEMIC EFFECT
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Vijaylaxmi S. Mishra * and Bhuwal Ram
Abstract: Diabetes is a complex endocrine disease that affects more than 100 million of people worldwide (6% of the total population). The prevalence of Diabetes mellitus is increasing, despite multiple treatment options. Along with allopathic medications, several formulations or single forms of plant origin are employed in its treatment, especially in non-insulin dependent diabetic mellitus (NIDDM). Herbal medications are effective, broad range of action, fewer adverse effects, and are relatively inexpensive, making them a suitable alternative. The aim of this study is to investigate hypoglycaemic effect of Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus R.Br.) root phanta (teabag) in Madhumehi. The current trial is a randomised, parallel group interventional trial. After initial screening for inclusion criteria, 60 patients were enrolled and separated into 3 groups (20 patients each), which was conducted according to the International Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practices Principles (ICH-GCP) or the Declaration of Helsinki guidelines and statistically analysed using the chi square test. Madhumeha had a better clinical outcome with the medication. The majority of vata-kaphaja prakriti had side effects such as constipation and nausea. Patients in the 40–50-year age group with Vataja-dosha derangement were found to be more prone to DM-2. In married mostly in males, there is a greater preponderance. Madhura, snigdha guna relieves vata, Tikta rasa relieves kapha, meda dusya, sheeta virya relieves pitta; Hence it has tridosatmaka activity, which is beneficial in the treatment of Madhumeha. Sariva in the form of teabag has kaphaghna, vataghna, kandhughna (curing pruritus), meha durgandhi nashan, sarvamehahara properties. Thus, it collectively acts in Madhumeha.
Keyword: Madhumeha, Sariva phanta, teabag, vata-kaphaja prakriti, trido?atmaka, Diabetes Mellitus, Type II Diabetes