A CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFECT OF KATUKA (PICRORHIZA KURROA ROYLE EX BENTH.) ON AMLAPITTA
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Author(s): Dr. Shilpa

Abstract Due to urbanisation and changed life style people are inviting many health problems, Amlapitta being one among them. It is a common problem of the society in present time, due to ir regular and improper food habits, busy and stressful lifestyle. Symptoms like Kukshidaha, Tiktamlodgar, Utklesh etc. cause disturbance in day to day activities of the sufferer. Though Amlapitta is not a life threatening disease, if left untreated or neglected, it may invite major health problems. Inspite of voluminous work done on Amlapitta and its management in Ayurveda, it still remains a common problem leading to complications, as in most of the cases no permanent cure is achieved except symptomatic relief to some extent. Hence this disease has been taken for the present study. Clinical study has been conducted in two groups. In group-II patients the drug Katuka has been given along with Sitopala (Anupana) as per reference ßdVqdk flrk•oysák--------------------------------AAß Gad Nigraha (38/26). But on the basis of pharmacodynamic properties of Katuka viz. Tikta Rasa and Sheeta Veerya which are Pitta Shamak, it has been tried singly without the additive effect of Sitopala in group-I patients, as Amlapitta is a Pitta predominating disease. Statistically significant results were found in both the groups. But results were better in group-II as compared to group-I.

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