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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 23-28

A Comparative Study of the effect of Vasa Avaleha prepared with Vasa Swarasa and Vasa Kwatha in Tamaka Shwasa

1 Ph.D. Scholar, India
2 Professor & H.O.D, Department of Rasa Shasta & Bhaishajya Kalpana including Drug Research. Institute for Post Graduate Teaching & Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Reader, I.M S.,Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

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Ankit Gupta
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

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Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) is used to treat the diseases such as Shwasa, Kasa and Raktapitta in different dosage forms like Swarasa, Avaleha and Ghrita. Although the Avaleha Kalpana is not available in Brihattraya, but Gada Nigraha by Aacharya Sodhal and Bhava Prakasha have described its use in the form of Avaleha to treat the diseases of Respiratory System. The objective of this study is to compare the efficacy of two types of Vasa Avaleha prepared'with either 'Swarasa' or 'Kwatha' of Vasa during their preparation. The outcomes were assessed on the basis of relief in subjective symptoms and certain hematologicalparameters. Total 35 patients were enrolled for the study. Both the groups showed highly significant results on cardinal symptoms like frequency, intensity and duration of Shwasa (dyspnoea), Kasa (coughing), Peenasa (rhinitis) with maximum percentage in Vasa Avaleha (Swarasa). The formulations also shows a insignificant decrease in haematocrit values which includes Neutrophil, Eosinophil, Lymphocyte count and TL.STL. Overall Vasa Avaleha (Swarasa) shows maximum percentage of improvement than the other group.

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