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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-18

Clinical Study on Psychic Traits in Stress Induced Chronic Insomnia and its Management with Mamsyadi Ghrita & Dashamula Kwatha Shirodhara


1 Lecturer in Panchakarma, M. L. R. Ayurvedic College, Charkhi Dadri, Bhivani, India
2 Professor of Kayachikitsa and Dean, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Head-Pharmacology Lab, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Kumar Singh
Lecturer in Panchakarma, M. L. R. Ayurvedic College, Charkhi Dadri, Bhivani
India
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Thirty patients of stress induced chronic Insomnia (Anidra) have been studied to evaluate the role of psychic traits (Manasabhava) in etiopatho-genesis and management of disease. A compound herbal Ghrita based formulation consisting of Jatamansi (Nardostachys Jatamansi), Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Ashvagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tagar (Valeriana jatamansi) 20gms twice a day for six weeks has provided highly significant relief (p<0.001) on Sleeplessness (86.54%), Distress (89.28%) and Sleep Time (94.29%).In other group of patients Dashamula kwatha Shirodhara half an hour daily in morning for 21 days showed highly significant relief on Sleeplessness (61.29%),Distress (63.64%) , Sleep Time, Sleep Quality and Freshness after Awakening (100% each).Relief in mental health has been observed in both groups based on Hamilton's Anxiety Rating Scale, Hamilton's Depression Rating Scale, Brief Psychiatry Rating Scale and Manasabhav pariksha on Ayurvedic parameters.


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