Clinical Study on Sub-Acute and Chronic Kasa and Its Management with Vasa Avaleha in Children

  • Suhas A Chaudhary Department of Kaumarbhritya IPGT and RA, GAU, Jamnagar
  • Patel K S
  • Kori V K
  • Ragagopala S
Keywords: Vasa Avaleha, Kasa, Respiratory Disorders, Cough, LRTI, URTI

Abstract

As per vital statistics of Gujarat, year by year mortality rate due to Respiratory System disorders is increasing which is also, one of the six major categories of death and on the 3rd position. In age group 1-4 it is 2nd major cause for death. Status is same for age group of 5-14 years. Majority of the patients are having present with recurrent cough as the manifestation of recurrent respiratory disease. Pathophysiology of Kasa almost exactly correlates the mechanism of cough reflex. In childhood age, Kasa may hamper the Growth and development, should be treated earlier. In rural India improper food habits and polluting cooking sources affect the pediatric health. While in urban India, congested population, air pollution, pampering in food habit of junk food affects pediatric health. Kasa is Kapha‑Vata dominant disorder and it is shown Vasa Avaleha help to decrease the rate of recurrence and symptoms quickly. With this aim, clinical study was undertaken on Kasa in sub-acute and chronic stage for duration of 4 weeks with follow-up of 4 weeks to see recurrence. The drug Vasa Avaleha was given orally with luke warm water. The results were highly significant on symptoms of Kasa.

Author Biographies

Patel K S
Professor & Head, Dept. of Kaumarbhritya, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-361008
Kori V K
Assistant professor, Dept. of Kaumarbhritya, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-361008
Ragagopala S
Assistant professor, Dept. of Kaumarbhritya, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar-361008
Published
2014-07-07
Section
Research Articles