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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 32-37

A Pilot Study on Sports Medicine in Ayurveda with Special Reference to Sarira Bala Vriddhi


1 M.D. (Ayu) Scholar, Dept. of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Lecturer, Dept. of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Pritesh Dave
M.D. (Ayu) Scholar, Dept. of Basic Principles, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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This study is under taken with the main aim to search out need, importance and utility of Ayurveda in the field of sports medicine and to assess the physical strength improving effect of Balya drug. For this purpose, all the direct and indirect references related to sports medicines from the various classics of Ayurveda were collected, analyzed, classified and re-arranged with valuable commentary in respect to modern era. For clinical study the subjects were selected who are active players of different type of sports. For the comparison of effect, healthy volunteers and placebo drug were also used. Four groups were made to evaluate the therapy. Four easily available, non controversial drugs from Balya Dashemani of Charaka Samhita were selected for applied study1. To make the drug palatable, the granule form was selected. To evaluate the effect of Balya drug, all body muscle strength test including upper and lower extremities, cardiac and all body muscles strength tests (for subjective assessment) were carried out. All the important haematological, biochemical and urine investigation were carried out before and after the completion the course of medicine for objective assessment. In the results; general body measurements, all body muscles strength and biochemical investigations were shown significant and highly significant results in healthy volunteers and sports person "Ashwagandhadi granule" groups respectively in comparisons to placebo drug groups.The drug "Ashwagandhadi granule" had shown highly significant results especially in sports person group.


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