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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 77-82

A Comparative Study of Phalkalyan Ghrita by Oral Route and Matrabasti in the Management of Alpartava


1 Lecturer in Prasuti Tantra and Stri Roga, Aroor Laxmi Narayana Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India
2 Assistant Professor - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India
3 H.O.D. - Striroga Prasutitantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Rashmi R Sharma
Lecturer in Prasuti Tantra and Stri Roga, Aroor Laxmi Narayana Rao Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College, Koppa, Chikmagalur, Karnataka
India
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In Ayurvedic classics all Gynaecological disorders are described under the umbrella of Yonivyapadas and Artava vikaras. As the disease Alpartava is not described in ayurvedic classics but it is a common symptom of various yonivyapadas such as Vatala,Arajaska etc. In modern science, Alpartava can be correlated with Hypomenorrhoea. Alpartava is a Tridoshaja vyadhi with predominance of Vata. Phalkalyan Ghrita having Tridoshashamaka (especially Vatashamaka), Artavajanana, Anulomana, Deepana,Rasayana etc. properties. Basti is considered as best chikitsa of vata1. For alpapushpa srava Anuvasana Basti should be given2. Matrabasti being a type of anuvasana basti so for present study Phalkalyan Ghrita as Matrabasti and Oral route was selected, very encouraging result were observed in Group A (Matrabasti+Oral) followed by Group B(Oral).


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