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Dr. K Lakshmeesh Upadhya1, Dr. Mangala K S2, Dr. Vishwaradhya Hiremath3
1Professor, Department of Kaumarabhritya, JSS Ayurveda Medical College, and Mysuru.
2Reader, Department of Kaumarabhritya, KVG Ayurveda Medical College Sullya.
3Assistant Professor, Sri Vijaya Mahanthesha Ayurveda Medical College, Ilkal.
Corresponding Author: Dr. K. Lakshmeesh Upadhya
Background: Childhood Asthma is a major global health concern and causes a great burden on the family and society and interferes with academic achievements and social interaction due to school absenteeism. Asthma is one among the leading cause of hospitalization among children under the age of 15 years. Though the mortality and hospitalization decreased and prevalence has stabilized due to better level of management, still there is need of safe and cost effective drug for the long term use as Tamaka Shwasa is considered as one among yapya disease as per Ayurveda. Shatyadi Choorna is one of the simple and safe herbal combinations advised by Yogaratnakara in the treatment of Shwasa Roga.
Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of ShatyadiChoorna in Bronchial Asthma in children.
Methods: 30 children diagnosed as Bronchial Asthma were selected for the study. The trail drug ShatyadiChoorna was administered for 30 days with the assessment at the interval of every 7 days. Followed by the clinical assessment of Asthma, objective parameters such as Hb%, TLC, DLC, ESR, AEC and Peak Expiratory Flow Rate were assessed before and after the treatment. Assessment was also carried out in every 15 days during the follow up period of 60 days.
Results: In both subjective and objective evaluations, results were encouraging. Clinical assessment of level of Asthma control was found statistically highly significant (p-0.0001).Improvement in terms of Peak Respiratory Flow Rate was significant (p-0.0001).The Shatyadi Choorna was found effective in the improvement of clinical features of Bronchial Asthma in children.
Key words: Bronchial Asthma, TamakaShwasa, ShatyadiChoorna, ShwasaRoga, Peak Expiratory Flow Rate.
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