Role of Kapikacchu (Mucunapruriens) Basti in Management of Parkinson's Disease

Sanjay Dhruve, Gurdip Singh


Dhurve and Gurdipsingh (2017) treated the patients of Parkinson's disease (Kampavata) with powder of Kapikacchu (Mucuna pruriens) administered orally and reported that it provided marked improvement to 50% patients and improvement to 37.5% patients while remaining 12.5% patients remained stable. As Basti is the best treatment for Vata disorders, therefore in this study a group of the patients of Parkinson's disease was treated with Kapikacchu Niruha Basti and Bala Taila Anuvasana Basti as per Karma Basti schedule. The results of the study showed that the Karma Basti provided significant relief in signs and symptoms of the disease, and marked improvement to 28.6% patients and improvement to 57.1% patients while remaining 14.3% patients remained stable. On the basis of the results of these studies it was inferred that oral route of administration for the patients of Parkinson's disease is better than Basti route

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