A Comparative Clinical Study in the Management of Vataja Kasa w.s.r. to Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia by Shringarabhra Rasa and Shwasakasa Chintamani along with Mridu Virechana
Vataja kasa vis-à-vis T.P.E is a disease of Swasanavaha samsthana, is one of the commonest problem in tropical countries like India. India being a tropical country the prevalence of TPE is remarkable. Vatajakasa presents with symptoms like Shuska kasa, Prasakta vega, Uraha shoola, Ksheena bala, Ksheena oja, Kshamana etc. In Ayurveda, researches have been done and Vataja kasa can be compared with TPE. TPE symptoms such as repeated bouts of dry cough, chest pain, weight loss, and Malaise etc may continue for weeks or months with remission and reoccurrence.
Methods: Classical signs and symptoms of Vataja kasa and raised esinophil count >500cells/cumm and 30 patients were selected and randomly allocated in two groups. Firstly, Shunti churna with hot water was given for Amapachana, later patients were given Kantakari ghrita for Snehapana prior to Virechana with Eranda taila in both the groups followed by Shringarabhra rasa in Group A and Shwasa kasa chintamani in Group B for 21 days with follow up of 1 month.
Results: Both Group A and Group B provided highly significant results in all parameters of assessment but group B showed better improvement in the symptoms of the disease Vataja kasa in the present study.
Interpretation and Conclusion: 15 subjects (50%) got marked relief, 5 subjects (16.66%) got moderate relief in subjective parameters; 20 subjects (66.66%) got mild relief and 5 (16.66%) subjects got moderate relief in objective parameter. Hence, the modalities of our treatment can be recommended to all the patients of Vataja kasa without any hesitation.
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