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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 115

PA01.65. Comparative study of kumari swarasa and kanyasara in management of kashtartava

R.G. G. P. G. Ayurvedic College, Paprola, India

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Purpose: Kumari (Aloe barbadensis Mill.) is a miracle plant. In Ayurvedic Texts Kumari has raspanchaka as: Guna Guru, Snigdha, Pichhial; Rasa Tikta, Madhur; Vipaka Katu; Veerya Sheeta whereas Kanyasara has rasa panchaka as: Guna Laghu Ruksha, Teekshna; Rasa Katu; Veerya Ushna ; Vipaka Katu . On the basis of different raspanchaka comparative study has been done to analyse its effect in the management of Kashtartava. Method: 30 patients of age group 15 35 were selected randomly, group 1 (15 patients) was given Kumari Swarasa 10 ml BD and group 2 (15 patients) was given Kanyasara Vati 250 mg BD for10 days before expected commencement of Menstrual cycle for 3 menstrual cycles. Result: Group 2 showed 25.11% more relief than group I which is significant at p<0.05. (t =3.283). Kanyasara having Katu rasa and Katu vipaka which has predominance of Vayu + Agni mahaboota. It has Strotasa shodhna & Kaphahara activities due to which it removes clots, increases flow of menstrual blood and due to Ushna Virya it improves rhythmic contractions of uterus. Conclusion: In-group 1) 5 were improved it was effective in premenstrual symptoms like anorexia etc. In group 2) 5 Patients were markedly improved, 9 moderately improved in over all symptoms. Hence Kanyasara is best line of treatment in Kashtartava.

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