Efficacy of Maha-Pancha Gavya Ghrita in the Management of Epilepsy (Apasmara)

  • Usha K Associate Professor, Ayurveda Medical College Bangalore
  • Gurdip Singh Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Ayurveda Physicians & Surgeons (JAPS). Published by International-Academy of Ayurveda-Physicians (IAAP), 7HB, Gandhinagar, Jamangar-361 002, Gujarat, India


Maha-Panca-GavyaGhrta is prepared by adding 42 herbal drugs having main ingredients as PanchaGavya i.e. milk, ghee, curd, urine and feces of cow, which has been very much praised for curing Apasmara (epilepsy).Hence in this study 12 patients were treated with Maha-Panca-GavyaGhrta administered for two months to assess its role in its management. The results ofthis study showed that it significantly reduced the duration, frequency and severity of the epileptic attack. After the treatment 25% patients were found completely free from the disease; in other 25% patients the frequency of the attack was reduced to 50% and in33.3% patients the frequency was reduced to 25%. Only in 16.7% patients the frequency remained the same.


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