Clinical Study of Nelamuchchala (Gymnostychum Fibrifugum Benth) in Jwara w.s.r. to Taruna Jwara (Acute Fever) - Folklore Drug
The herb locally known as Nelamuchchala (Gymnostachum febrifugum Benth) belongs to Acanthaceae family, commonly available in Western Ghats of Karnataka state. It is traditionally used as a remedy in fever, cough, stomatitis, ulcers and menorrhagia. Ayurveda has many formulations for Taruna Jwara. But also select the single drug which is simple, easy and convenient for the patient in present study. For clinical study 40 patient were selected, fulfilling the selection criteria and were randomly divided into 2 groups A and B, irrespective of age, sex, and religion. Group A was treated by root decoction of Nelamuchchala, 50ml thrice a day and Group B by paracetamol tablet 500mg thrice a day for a period of 3 days followed up 7th day. Overall effect of treatment in group A shows 50% marked improvement, 40% moderate improvement and 10% mild effect. Group B shows 45% of marked improvement seen and 55% of moderate improvement in paracetomol. Results of the both the groups were shows statistically significant in temperature, head ache, body ache, irritability. But it was observed that Nelamuchchala decoction (Kwata) proved more efficient than paracetamol tablet. Both the group’s results were statistically significant. The present study proves that the trail drug is effective remedy for Taruna Jwara.
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