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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 355-360

A clinical study of Ashwagandha ghrita and Ashwagandha granules for its Brumhana and Balya effect

1 Department of Kaumarabhritya, Government Ayurvedic College, Vadodara, India
2 Medical Officer (Ayurveda), Government Ayurvedic Dispensary, Ganod, Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Stri Roga Prasuti Tantra, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Rakesh Kumar Mishra
Lecturer, Department of Kaumarabhritya, Government Ayurvedic College, Vadodara, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.77164

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Good nutrition is the cornerstone of long life, good health, and proper development. Well-nourished children perform well in school, grow into healthy adults and, in turn, give their children a better start in life. Malnutrition, however, continues to be a significant problem, especially among children who can not fend adequately for themselves. Either due to various diseases or due to excessive indulgence in Karshyakara Nidanas pathological changes occur in the body, leading to manifestation of Karshya; in such situations, Brumhana therapy is indicated. This study was planned to evaluate the drug Ashwagandha for its Brumhana effect in children. A total 121 children were enrolled in the study, of which 111 completed the full course of treatment. The children were randomly separated into three groups;, groups A (Ashwagandha ghrita), B (Ashwagandha granules), and C (Placebo). The improvement was maximum in group A, i.e., the subjects receiving Ashwagandha Ghrita. However, childhood is a period of growth and therefore all the children responded to the therapy to some extent. There was good relief of the chief complaints and a trend for improvement was seen in supplementary parameters also.

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