Role of Vachadi Vati in the Management of Epilepsy (Apasmara)
Sutaria and Gurdipsingh (1989, 2017) treated the patients of epilepsy with Smriti-Sagara Rasa along with multiple Rasayana drugs and reported that it significantly reduced the severity of the disease (58.5 %) and provided complete remission to 41.7% patients, marked improvement to 41.7% and mild improvement to 16.7% patients. But the drug multiple drug administration was very inconvenience to the patients. Hence in the present study a single Vachadi Vati was prepared comprising of all those drugs to ascertain its effect on the patients of epilepsy. The results of this study showed that it provided marked improvement to 33.3% patients and improvement to 41.7% patients but 25% patients remained unchanged.
Key Words: Epilepsy, Apasmara, epilepsy, Vachadi Vati
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