Pharmaceutical evaluation of Snuhi ksheera siddha taila and a Pilot study on its efficacy in Padavidarika (cracks on heel)
Background: Padavidarika is categorized in kshudra roga which causes pain and fissure in heels and breaches the beauty of the feet. It also causes difficulty in walking, which hampers routine activity of the person. To study the efficacy of Snuhi-ksheera siddha taila and to standardize the formulation, the study was undertaken. Methodology: Snuhi-ksheera siddha taila was prepared with latex of Snuhi (Euphorbia nerifolia Linn), Tila taila (Sesame oil) and Saindhava lavana (Rock salt). Its physicochemical analysis was conducted. An interventional study was conducted in 15 patients of padavidarika and they were assessed with number of cracks and pain associated with cracks on heel and photographs taken before and after the intervention. Statistical analysis was conducted using student’s paired and unpaired “t” test at p<0.05 as level of significance. Result: Snuhi-ksheera siddha taila significantly reduced number of cracks and pain associated with cracks on heel. Conclusion: Snuhi-ksheera siddha taila can be used safely in the management of Padavidarika.
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