A CLINICAL STUDY ON ROLE OF PUSHKARMULĀDI GHANAVATI IN TAMAKA SHVĀSA (BRONCHIAL ASTHMA)

Prakash Kabra, Harshad Gulhane

Abstract


Pushkarmulādi Ghanavati” was prepared out of Pushkarmulādi Kvatha described by Bhaishajya Ratnavali to evaluate its role in the management of Tamaka Shvāsa (bronchial asthmaFor this purpose 60 patients of Tamaka Shvāsa (bronchial asthma) were treated in two groups i.e. Trial Group and Control Group, each comprising 30 patients.

The patients of trial group were given Pushkarmulādi Ghanavati for 3 weeks and in control group tablet of Deriphylline-retard 150 mg was also given for three weeks. The results of this study showed that both the drugs provided significant relief in signs and symptoms as well as significantly increased peak expiratory flow rate, sustained maximal inspiration, expansion of chest and breath holding time. In treated group 70% patients were moderately improved and 13.33% patients were unchanged and in the control group 40% were moderately improved and 43.33% patients remained unchanged. Comparison between two groups by Chi-square test showed that the overall relief provided by the treated group was better than the control group.

Key Word: Pushkarmulādi Ghanavati, Tamaka Shvāsa, bronchial asthma


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