Clinical evaluation of shankhapani rasa in the management of kashtartava (dysmenorrhoea)

  • Satya Priya T
  • Deeja C R
  • Rama Mohan Rao G
  • Badari Narayana V
  • Suneela P
  • Sri Durga Ch
Keywords: Kashtartava, Herbo-mineral, Shankhapani rasa

Abstract

Menstrual pain which is severe enough to limit normal activities is termed as Kashtartava (dysmenorrhoea). Dysmenorrhoea is the most common gynecological problem faced by women due to abnormal anatomical and functional aspect of uterus, pschycosomatic factors, release of prostaglandins, pelvic congestion etc. Shankhapani Rasa which is a Herbo-Mineral formulation posses all the contents having vatahara and gulmahara properties.The clinal Study was carried out to evaluate the efficacy of Shankhapani Rasa in patients suffering from Kashtartava by selecting 30 patients who attended the O.P.D. and I.P.D. of S.V.Ayurvedic Hospital Tirupathi during the period 2011-2012. Patients were given Shankhapani Rasa in a dose of 125mg capsules twice in a day for 1 month randomly and effect was evaluated on pre-test and post-test design.Statistically significant (p<0.01) results were seen in Subjective symptoms like pain during menstruation and duration of pain giving a conclusion that Shankhapani Rasa is effective in the management of Kashtartava.

Author Biographies

Satya Priya T

PG Scholar, Dept of Rasa Shastra, 

SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati.

Rama Mohan Rao G

Professor, Dept of Rasa Shastra, 

SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati.

Badari Narayana V

Dept of Rasa Shastra, 

SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati.

Suneela P

Dept of Prasuti tantra and stree roga, 

SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati.

Sri Durga Ch

Dept of Rasa Shastra, 

SV Ayurvedic College, Tirupati.

Published
2013-12-09
Section
Research Articles