A Study on the Efficacy of Shwasa Kasadi Gutika in the Management of Kasa

  • Akshay Arvind Patankar
  • Renu Rathi
  • Bharat Rathi
Keywords: Kasa, Shwasa Kasadi gutika, Cough in children, Ayurveda, Adventitious sounds

Abstract

Kasa (Cough) is one of the most frequent symptoms in pediatric age group for which parents look for medical care. It indicates that even after advancements in current medical science, cough is not being effectively controlled in children. With the above background, the present trial was aimed to study the efficacy of herbal tablet named as Shwasa Kasadi gutika in the management of Kasa. The objectives of the study were to assess the efficacy of trial drug on Kasa and its subjective and objective parameters.The study was a single group, single centre, fixed dose, interventional study. The subjective parameters were as per the clinical features of Kasa. Their grading was done as per their intensity. School going age group was more likely to suffer from the cough and male children were more in the study. There was significant improvement in all subjective criteria where as significant changes were noted in adventitious sounds and total leukocyte count. However, as it was conducted in limited samples, further large sample multi-centre studies would be preferable. Developing pharmaceutical standards of the tablet would also be a newer area of research. 

Author Biographies

Akshay Arvind Patankar

PG scholar, Kaumarbhritya Department, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H),Wardha-442017

Renu Rathi

Professor, Kaumarbhritya Department, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha. 

Bharat Rathi

Professor, PG Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha.

Published
2020-10-01
Section
Research Articles