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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Comparative Efficacy of Shirishavaleha Prepared by Water and Kanji as Liquid Media in the Management of Bronchial Asthma—A Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial

R Galib, Prashant Bedarkar

Keywords : Bronchial asthma,Kanji,Non-communicable diseases,Shirishavaleha

Citation Information : Galib R, Bedarkar P. Comparative Efficacy of Shirishavaleha Prepared by Water and Kanji as Liquid Media in the Management of Bronchial Asthma—A Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018; 2 (3):145-155.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10064-0051

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-00-0000

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background: Bronchial asthma is now recognized to be a primarily inflammatory condition. It is an episodic disease manifested clinically by paroxysms of dyspnea, cough, and wheezing. Respiratory diseases are a major cause of disability and poor quality of life. Modern drugs used to treat this condition are known to develop certain adverse reactions and have few limitations, considering which the suffering population is searching for safe, effective interventions from traditional systems of medicines like Ayurveda. Many formulations are available in Ayurveda for this disease. Shirishavaleha is one of such Ayurvedic formulations.

Objectives: In the current study, it is planned to evaluate the comparative efficacy of Shirishavaleha prepared in the presence of water and Kanji (sour gruel) as liquid media.

Materials and methods: Study was a randomized double-blind study. Total 66 registered patients of Bronchial asthma were randomly grouped into two and administered with trial drugs for 28 days at a dose of 10 gm twice daily before meals along with lukewarm water in both groups.

Results: Significant improvement was found in the symptoms with treatment in both the groups. The difference was statistically insignificant in between two groups. The overall effect was comparatively more in Shirishavaleha prepared in the presence of Kanji as liquid media, i.e., group B.

Conclusion: Looking into the observations and the media used in the preparation of Shirishavaleha; it can be concluded that Shirishavaleha prepared in presence of Kanji is more beneficial against water as media. However, as the statistical difference is insignificant in between the trial groups; both forms of Shirishavaleha are efficacious in cases of bronchial asthma and can be a good alternative for contemporary medicines.

Keywords: Bronchial asthma, Kanji, Non-communicable diseases, Shirishavaleha.

How to cite this article: Kaur H, Galib R, Patgiri B, Bedarkar P, Prajapati PK. Comparative Efficacy of Shirishavaleha Prepared by Water and Kanji as Liquid Media in the Management of Bronchial Asthma—A Double-blind Randomized Clinical Trial. J Res Ayurvedic Sci 2018;2(3):145-155.


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