Udaraprashamanartha Amalakyadi Kwatha in Alcoholic Liver Disease

  • Londhe P D
Keywords: ALD, Amalaki, Haritaki, Guduchi, Katuki, Sannipatodara

Abstract

Alcoholic liver disease is a term that encompasses the hepatic manifestations of alcohol overconsumption, including fatty liver, alcoholic hepatitis, and chronic hepatitis with hepatic fibrosis or cirrhosis. Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) is the most prevalent cause of advanced liver disease. However, there has been limited research investment into ALD despite its significant burden on the health. Many patients of ALD having the clinical manifestations viz.ascites, hepatitis etc. used to visit the OPD of Dr. M.N. Agashe hospital, Satara.Hence, being an Ayurvedic hospital it was decided to work upon ALD with some Ayurvedic medicines. For that total 30 patients of ALD were selected and treated with ‘AmalakyadiKwatha’ (containing Amalaki, Haritaki and Guduchi and Katuki in equal proportion). The formulation was given in the dose of 20 ml twice a day for the duration of one month. All the necessary parameters along with required investigations were assessed. In the results, weight of the patients was reduced by 12.13%. The parameters like abdominal girth (7.13 %↓), distance between umbilicus and xiphisternum (17.34 %↓), distance between umbilicus and pubis (19.18 %↓), distance between umbilicus and right anterior superior iliac crest (19.55 %↓), distance between umbilicus and left anterior superior iliac crest (16.83 %↓) showed highly significant results. The biochemical parameters such as Bilirubin, SGPT and SGOT also showed significant reduction in their levels. Hence, it can be said that Aamlakyadi kwath can be a good option for disease like ALD instead of repeated abdominal paracentesis.

Published
2015-05-30