AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287--293

Randomized placebo-controlled trial of Mustadi Ghanavati in hyperlipidemia


Manjiri Arun Nadkarni1, SN Vyas1, MS Baghel1, B Ravishankar2 
1 Department of Kayachikitsa and Roga Nidana Vikriti Vijnana, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Pharmacology laboratory, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Hyperlipidemia is one of the major lifestyle disorders. Its role has been appreciated in the manifestation of serious diseases like ischemic heart disease, diabetes, stroke etc. These lifestyle diseases are a result of lifestyle factors such as overnutrition etc., which have been referred to as the Santarpanjanya Vyadhis in the classical texts. Mustadi Ghanavti is a modified form of the classical formulation Mustadi Kwath that has been advocated by Acharya Charaka for the management of Santarpanjanya Vikaras. This placebo-controlled randomized trial of Mustadi Ghanavati was carried out on 61 patients suffering from hyperlipidemia; of the 61 patients, 50 completed the entire course of treatment. The results of the study revealed that Mustadi Ghanavati decreased serum cholesterol by 22.4%, serum triglycerides by 19.6%, serum LDL by 18.2%, and serum VLDL by 4.2%; serum HDL increased by 5.6%. Thus Mustadi Ghanavati was able to effect a total improvement of 58.8% in the lipid profile. It brought about mild improvement in 42.86% of patients and moderate improvement in 14.28% of patients. Mustadi Ghanavati was also found to have a significant effect on other subjective as well as objective parameters considered for the study.


How to cite this article:
Nadkarni MA, Vyas S N, Baghel M S, Ravishankar B. Randomized placebo-controlled trial of Mustadi Ghanavati in hyperlipidemia.AYU 2010;31:287-293


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Nadkarni MA, Vyas S N, Baghel M S, Ravishankar B. Randomized placebo-controlled trial of Mustadi Ghanavati in hyperlipidemia. AYU [serial online] 2010 [cited 2022 Jan 18 ];31:287-293
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