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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 153-157

Clinical Trial of Lepidium Sativum Linn (Chandrashura) in the Management of Sandhivata (Osteoarthritis)


1 Lecturer in Dravyaguna Department, Government Ayurvedic College, Junagadh, India
2 Reader in Dravyaguna Department, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Nita D Raval
Lecturer in Dravyaguna Department, Government Ayurvedic College, Junagadh
India
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Lepidium sativum is used in many part of Gujarat as an effective remedy for the disease Sandhivata, Amavata and Katishula. Ayurvedic texts as well as modern texts also reported its analgesic and anti inflammatory properties. In order to validate this claim, a detailed comprehensive study of seed of the plant is done. In this study total 98 patients were divided in two groups. Trial drug group was treated with Chandrashura churna and in placebo group, patients were given capsules containing starch for one month. The patients were subjected to the evaluation of cardinal sign and symptoms of Sandhivata on the basis of scores according to their severity, frequency and duration before and after treatment. Result shows that Chandrashura provides very good relief in cardinal signs and symptoms like Sandhishula(Pain in joint), Sandhishotha (Swelling), Sandhigraha (Stiffness), Sandhisphutana (Crepitus), Sparshashyata (Tenderness), and Aakunchan prasaranjanya vedana (Difficulty in movement).


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