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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 49-56

Clinical Evaluation of Lohasava in the Management of Pandu Roga


1 P.G. Scholar, Final Year, Department of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Reader & Head, Department of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vijay Gupta
P.G. Scholar, Final Year, Department of Rasa Shastra, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
India
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Ayurveda have veritable abundance of number useful drugs, belonging to herbal, animal, mineral origin used as a single drug or in compound formulations. Asava -Arishta having palatable taste, quick action longer shelf life and can be easily administered to the patients. In the present study Lohasava and its effect in the management of Pandu Roga is studied. Four different samples (I-IV) of Lohasava are prepared out of these four samples, three samples (I-III) contains Lauh Bhasma, while sample IV incorporated with Lauh Churna as per the original reference and all the different samples administered to the four different groups of anaemic patients, each group having 10 patients. Symptomatic relieve observed, in all the groups of patients, but it was also observed that patients of group III, having maximum symptomatic relief, than other groups. The various haematological parameters, are also improved in all groups, it is also noticed that sample I, II is found to be more effective, than sample IV in improving Hb level (p<0.05), while sample III, is better (p<0.01) than sample IV in increasing Hb level and total RBC count. Therapeutic efficacy of all the four samples has been found to be effective, in the management of Pandu Roga. Among them the sample III showing better efficacy, compared to all samples. Sample III has been prepared by fermenting in the china clay container.


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