Clinical Study on Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis) with Simhanada Guggulu and Shatapuspadi Lepa
AbstractIn the present clinical study 46 Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) patients were registered from the O.P.D. & I.P.D., Department of Kayachikitsa (General Medicine), Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar. 40 patients completed the treatment out of 46 and 6 patients left the treatment before completion of the therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of selected Ayurvedic medicines on the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). The treatment schedule was that 1gm Simhanada guggulu (Ayurvedic pill medicine) orally thrice in a day with warm water for 45 days & Shatapushpadi lepa (Ayurvedic paste medicine) applied locally over affected joints mixed with warm water twice in a day for 45 days. In present clinical study 40 % patients showed major improvement, 50% patients showed minor improvement, 10% patients showed no improvement and no one patient had got complete remission. No adverse drug reaction was found in this clinical study.
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