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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 421-424

Comparative clinical study on the efficacy of Amaranthus viridis Linn (Tanduliyaka) and Symplocos racemosa Roxb (Lodhra) on Asrugdara with special reference to Menorrhagia


1 Senior Lecturer, & H.O.D. Dept. of Prasuti Tantra Kaumarabhrithya, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Shalya Shalakya, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
3 Lecturer, Dept. of Prasuti Tantra Kaumarabhrithya, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

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S A Dayani Siriwardena
Senior Lecturer, & H.O.D. Dept. of Prasuti Tantra Kaumarabhrithya, Institute of Indigenous Medicine, University of Colombo, Rajagiriya
Sri Lanka
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Asrugdara is a broadly classified disease; include various diseased condition of menstrual cycle. It is highly prevalent gynecological disease and can be correlated with Menorrhagia. This clinical study deals with the management of Asrugdara using Amaranthus viridis and Symplocos racemosa. Total 52 patients were selected and randomly divided into 2 groups. Group A was treated with 5g of powder of A. viridis and group B, S. racemosa, twice a day for the duration of one month. Assessment criteria was based on the improvement in the score of cardinal symptoms and other common symptoms before, during and after the treatment. There was a statistically significant reduction observed in cardinal symptoms by both the drugs at the end of the treatment period. The other common symptoms were also successfully reduced. A. viridis was found to be more significant in comparison to S. racemosa, and it is more effective to relieve and control Asrugdara.


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