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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2006  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 90-93

A Clinical Study on Aetiopathogenesis of Sthaulya (Obesity) and it's Management by Navaka Guggulu


1 M.D (Ayu) Scholar, Dept. Kayachiktsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Sr. lecturer, Dept. of Kayachiktsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 H.O.D, Dept. of Panchakarma & Manasaroga, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Rajesh Srivastav
M.D (Ayu) Scholar, Dept. Kayachiktsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Sthaulya is a predominant metabolic disorder. It is described by Acharya Charaka in Ashtaunindita Purusha . In the present Study Navaka guggulu is taken for Clinical trial which is referred from Bhaishajya Ratnawali " Medoroga Chikitsa( 39/43). It mainly contains drugs like Sunthi, Marich Pippali, Chitraka, Haritaki, Bibhitaki, Amalaki, Musta, Vidanga and Shuddha guggulu. Almost all the drugs are having Katu rasa, laghu ruksha guna, Ushna veerya, Katu vipaka and Kapha Vata Shamaka properties which may be helpful in disintegrating the Samprapati of Sthaulya. Navaka guggulu showed encouraging results in reduction of weight, skin fold thickness, body circumference and associated signs and symptoms.


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