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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 148-152

Efficacy of an ayurvedic formulation in the management of primitive cervical cell pathology: An open label clinical trial

1 Department of SRPT, Government Ayurved Hospital, Junagadh, Gujarat, India
2 Department of SRPT, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Amit Veljibhai Rupapara
Government Ayurved Hospital, Junagadh, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/asl.ASL_89_17

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Background: Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women worldwide with 122,844 women are diagnosed every year in India. 67,477 die from the disease. High-quality screening with cytology (Pap smear) has markedly reduced mortality from squamous cell cervical cancer. Objective: Efficacy of Kasīsādi Kṣāra Karma followed by Dārvyādi Yonivarti (Vaginal suppository) in cervical cell pathology was evaluated. Materials and Methods: Total 44 patients with cervical erosion diagnosed by Pap smear test were selected from the outpatient department of Prasutitantra and Streeroga, out of which three patients discontinued. The treatment protocol comprised of Kṣāra Karma by Kasīsādi Kṣāra in one sitting followed by Dārvyādi Yoni Varti of 3 gm once at bed time from next day for 21 days. The assessment was done with subjective criteria and Pap-smear after 45 days. Results: The results were observed to be highly significant in clinical features of disease such as yonitaḥ -srāva (77.67%), yoni-kaṇḍu (84.09%), yoni-dāha (87.5%), kaṭi -śūla (73.41%), udara -śūla ( 79.48%), mūtra- dāha (84%), daurbalya ( 72.34%) and area of erosion (85.96%), appearance of erosion (69.32%). Conclusion:Kasīsādi Kṣāra followed by Dārvyādi Yoni Varti was effective in the management of primitive cervical cell pathology.

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