ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICO-COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF LASHUNA SIDDHA TAILPANA POORVAK VAMANA KARMA AND NITYA VIRECHANA BY GOMUTRA HARITAKI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF HYPOTHYROIDISM
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Sheetal R. Tokle *
Abstract: Hypothyroidism is a condition in which thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormone. This is more prevalent among women. Management through levothyroxine is safe & may bring the value of Thyroid stimulating hormone and thyroxine to normal range but the increased dosage and continuous medication are cost expensive and make the patient into drug dependent till the end of mortal life. So, better, therapy is needed for the society through the heritage of Ayurveda especially with Shodhana therapy. Aim of Clinico-comparative study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of Lashuna siddha Tailpana Poorvak Vamana Karma and Nityavirechana by Gomutra Haritaki in the management of Hypothyroidism. Study was conducted at Govt. Akhandanada Ayurvedic hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. This study was Open labelled parallel randomized control trial. 15 patients were treated with Lashuna siddha Tailpana Poorvak Vamana Karma in group A. 15 patients was treated with Nitya Virechana by Gomutra Haritaki in group B. Washout period was 14 days. Triiodothyronine and thyroxine were compared at the end of treatment by paired t-test and Mann Whitney-U test. Lashuna siddha Tailpana Poorvak Vamana Karma was more beneficial than Nitya Virechana by Gomutra Haritaki. Insignificant difference was found on subjective and objective parameters (Weight gain, Basal metabolic rate, Serum triiodothyronine) but significance difference found on objective parameters (Thyroid stimulating hormone, Serum thyroxine).
Keyword: Hypothyroidism, Lashuna siddha Tailpana (Snehapana), Vamana Karma, Nitya Virechana, Gomutra Haritaki.