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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 337-341

A clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Pippali Rasayana in certain respiratory disorders

1 Lecturer in Kayachikitsa, Himalayiya Ayurvedic Medical College, Shyampur, Dehradun, India
2 Professor & Principal, P.G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, R.G. Govt. P. G. Ayurveda College, Paprola (Himachal Pradesh), India
3 Professor, P. G. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Rajiv Gandhi Government Post Graduate Ayurveda College, Paprola (Himachal Pradesh), India

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Lecturer in Kayachikitsa, Himalayiya Ayurvedic Medical College, Shyampur, Dehradun
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Two million people die per year due to pulmonary tuberculosis all over the world. The 15 million new cases are diagnosed every year in India, of which 90% have pulmonary tuberculosis. Chronic bronchitis is the second most common lung disorder after pulmonary tuberculosis equally prevalent in rural and urban areas. Similarly nearly 6% population suffers from Bronchial asthma in India. Respiratory system is one such in human body which gets affected from a variety of infections and condition may become worse when body lacks sufficient immunity. Though drugs like corticosteroids, bronchodilators, anti tubercular therapy offer relief but may have many side effects. In Ayurveda answer to these problems is Rasayana therapy. Role of Rasayana therapy with recent advancement can be adjusted in terms of immuno modulatory, cytoprotective, genoprotective, adaptogenic, stress reliever actions etc. In this study a textual formulation. 'Pippali Rasayana' was given for a period of 45 days after Koshtha shodhana to 15 patients diagnosed with common respiratory diseases. Control group of 12 patients was observed as such while taking their respective medications. A remarkable improvement was noted in clinical features as well as general conditions of these patients indicating the beneficial role of 'Pippali Rasayana' as adjuvant.

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