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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 266-270

A Comparative Study on the Efficacy of Mustakadi Avaleha and Gojihwadi Avaleha in the Management of Pratishyaya w.s.r. to Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Children


1 Lecturer in Kaumarabhritya, Chaudhari Devilal College of Ayurveda, Jagadhari, Dist. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana, India
2 Hon. Pediatrician, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Reader & H.O.D. - Kaumarabhritya, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Lecturer in Kaumarabhritya, Chaudhari Devilal College of Ayurveda, Jagadhari, Dist. Yamuna Nagar, Haryana
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Pratishyaya is a complex disease involving several symptomatologies and diverse pathogenesis. It is well known for its recurrence and chronicity. Recurrence of the disease occurs because the Doshas reside in their latent stage (predisposing stage) & give rise to the same disease when aggravating factors are favourable. The specific features of a child like Dosha Dushya Malalpata, Saukumaryata, Aparipakwa Dhatu, Asampurna Bala etc. lower the immune status of the child & makes him/her more susceptible for repeated infections like Pratishyaya. Recurrent Upper Respiratory Tract Infections (RURTI) are can be corelated with Pratishyaya. URTIs include colds and influenza-like illnesses having significant impact on the health and academic performance of students.The textbook of modern medicine clearly states that there is no proper standardized treatment for URTIs & has lots of limitations. Injudiciously use of antibiotics & steroid to infants and young children leads to depression of immune system. Therefore, patients are continuously looking with a hope towards Ayurveda to overcome this challenge. In the present study, total 40 patients were registered and randomly divided into two groups. In group A, Mustakadi Avaleha & in group B, Gojihwadi Avaleha was given for 6 weeks.The Nidana, signs & symptoms were observed carefully to get idea about the Samprapti of the disease. The effects of therapy in both groups were assessed by a specially prepared proforma. The result obtained showed striking similarity. In both the groups, an apparent difference in all the sign & symptoms was observed. In Mustakadi Avaleha and Gojihwadi Avaleha group maximum number of patients i.e. 53.33% and 46.67% of patients respectively showed marked improvement.


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