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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 37

OA01. 37. Clinical evaluation of rasayana effect of ashwagandhadi lehya in apparently healthy elderly persons

1 Dept. of Shalyatantra, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat-361 008, India
2 Deptt of Roga & Vikriti Vienna, NIA Jaipur, India
3 Deptt of Swasthavritta and Yoga, NIA Jaipur, India

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Mamta Tiwari
Dept. of Shalyatantra, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat-361 008
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Purpose: This study has been conducted on 50 apparently healthy elderly persons by treating them with Ashwagandhadi Lehya to assess the efficacy and safety of the drug on various health parameters. Method: 50 patients of age between 50 -75 years were registered from the O.P.D. of N.I.A., Jaipur in this study out of which total 42 patients completed treatment. Ashwagandhadi Lehya was given in the dose of 10 gm BD After meals with Luke warm milk for 84 days. Diet restrictions according to Pathya -Apathya were advised. Result : This formulation provided statistically highly significant relief in chief complaints like dizziness, constipation, abnormal sleep, loss of appetite, fatigue, generalized weakness, sense of well being and in mental aspect depression, physical and psychological health also.The drug was effective to improve Hb%, change in serum creatinine, unconjugated bilirubin, serum cholesterol and LDL levels significantly. Conclusion: A number of Medhya Rasayana Dravyas present in formulation have very good anti oxidant, anabolic, adaptogenic, anti stress and anti depressant property that improves the mental and physical health of the aged person.

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