Comparative Study of Efficacy of Dhattura Beeja Ointment & Sarshapa Ointment in the Management of Vipadika (Cracked heel)

  • Raju Meena
  • Nilima Wadnerwar
  • Nishigandha Jagtap
Keywords: Dhattura Beerà, Sarshapa, Vipadika, Kshudra Kushta

Abstract

Background: Vipadika is one of the Vataja Nanatmaja Vikara which is also considered as Kshudra Kustha. The patient suffering with disease feel severe pain and it increases with the progression of disease. Ayurveda described various therapeutic approaches for the management of Vipadika like; Shodhana Chikitsa, Abhyantara Chikitsa and Bahya Chikitsa, etc. To provide a potent topical drug and to solve the cosmetic problem of the heel the study was undertaken. Methodology: A randomized single blinded study was designed to assess efficacy of the topical preparation made from natural drugs for the management of Vipadika. Dhattura beeja ointment and Sarshapa ointment was prepared and standardized. 15 patients were enrolled in each group. Group A received Sarshapa ointment and served as control group and group B received Dhattura beeja ointment. Both the groups were assessed for number of cracks and pain in cracks. Statistical analysis was conducted using student’s paired and unpaired t test at p<0.05 as level of significance. Result: Dhattura Beeja ointment significantly reduced number of cracks and pain associated with cracks on heel in comparison with Sarshapa ointment without any adverse effect. Conclusion: Dhattura beeja ointment is efficacious and can be used safely in the management of Vipadika.

Author Biographies

Raju Meena

PG Scholar, Department of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha.

Nilima Wadnerwar

Associate Professor, Agadtantra, M.G.A.C.H. & R.C., Salod (H), Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Nishigandha Jagtap

PG Scholar, Department of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Centre, Salod(H), Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Meena, R., Wadnerwar, N., & Jagtap, N. (2020). Comparative Study of Efficacy of Dhattura Beeja Ointment & Sarshapa Ointment in the Management of Vipadika (Cracked heel). International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 11(4), 716-722. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v11i4.1708
Section
Research Articles