A CLINICAL EFFICACY OF VAITARANA VASTI ALONG WITH SIMHANADA GUGGULU AND RASNA SAPTAK KWATHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AMAVATA (RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS)
Objectives: This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of Vaitarana Vasti along with Simhanada Guggulu and Rasna Saptak Kwatha in the Management of Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis). Amavata is not only a disorder of locomotor system but is a systemic disease and is named after its chief pathogenic constituents i.e. Ama and Vata. The prolonged use of modern medicines shows some side effects and therefore an attempt was made to find an effective Ayurvedic treatment modality.
Methods: A single blind clinical trial was conducted at O.P.D. and I.P.D. of Post Graduate Department of Kayachikitsa, Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya Hospital, Hubli. Vaitarana Vasti was given in followed by Shamanoushadhi Simhanada Guggulu 500mg twice and Rasna Saptak Kwatha 40ml as Anupana for 45 days with 1 month follow-up period.
Results: Out of 15 Patients, 8 Patients (53.33%), 9 Patients (60%) falls under Marked Relief category of Grip strength and Tenderness respectively. 01 Subject (6.66%), 3 Patients (20%) falls under Moderate Relief category of Grip strength and Tenderness respectively. 06 Patients (40%), 2 Patients (13.33%), 12 Patients (80%) falls under Mild Relief category of Grip strength, Tenderness and E.S.R respectively. 1 subject (6.66%), 3 Patients (20%) falls under No Relief category of Tenderness and E.S.R respectively.
Conclusion: Vaitarana Vasti Along With Shamanoushadhi Shamanoushadhi Simhanada Guggulu and Rasna Saptak Kwatha was found to be highly effective in Amavata and showing a way out to the individual suffering from this Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis).
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