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CLINICAL RESEARCHES
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19-23

Evaluation of Dhatri Avaleha as adjuvant therapy in Thalassemia (Anukta Vyadhi in Ayurveda)


1 Lecturer, Kaumarabhritya, SRM State Ayurvedic College, Bareilly (U.P.), India
2 Head of the Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, I.P.G.T. & R.A, India
3 M. D. (Ped.), Hon. Pediatrician, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Ruchi Singh
Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.68199

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Thalassemia is the commonest single gene disorder in India. About 10,000 infants with Thalassemia major are born every year. The present study was under taken with a hope to prevail better quality of life to the Thalassemic patients. Pallor being the chief complaint, a randomized controlled trial was undertaken with Dhatri Avaleha as it is specially mentioned for Pandu, Kamala & Haleemaka Roga. Children between age group of 1 to 15 years were randomly divided in two groups: Drug treated group (Group A) and Control group (Group B). Assessment was done on subjective and objective parameters after 30 and 60 days of treatment with follow up of two month. Statistically significant (P<0.01) result was obtained in Blood transfusion interval in group 'A' in comparison to group 'B'. Dhatri Avaleha may have a potential to increase blood transfusion interval and decrease secondary infection and thus it can be used as supportive therapy with modern medical management.


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