AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 456--460

A clinical study of Nirgundi Ghana Vati and Matra Basti in the management of Gridhrasi with special reference to sciatica


Mumtaz Ali1, VD Shukla2, AR Dave3, NN Bhatt4 
1 M.D., Ph.D. (Ayu.) speciality: Kayachikitsa, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Professor and Head, Departmernt of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University Jamnagar, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
4 Panchakarma Physician, Department of Panchakarma, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
N N Bhatt
Panchakarma Physician, Panchakarma Department, IPGT and RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India

Gridhrasi can be equated with sciatica, where pain, weakness, numbness, and other discomforts along the path of the sciatic nerve often accompanies low back pain. It is a common affliction of adults, costing billions of dollars in healthcare and resulting in more lost days of work than any other illness but the common cold. A herniated disc, spinal stenosis, piriformis syndrome, etc., can all cause sciatica. The treatment available for sciatica in modern medicine is not very satisfactory.The role of research in Ayurveda is to elucidate the underlying principles and to explain them in modern parameters. The present study was aimed at establishing clinically the effect of Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) Ghan Vati (dried water extract) alone as well as in combination with Matra Basti in the management of Gridhrasi. A total of 119 patients were registered for the study, out of which 102 patients completed the treatment: 52 patients in group A (Nirgundi Ghan Vati) and 50 in group B (Nirgundi Ghan Vati + Matra Basti). The results show that both treatments had an effect on Gridhrasi, but there was better relief of the signs and symptoms in group B. Matra Basti and Nirgundi Ghan Vati might both contribute to different extents in the recovery of the patient.


How to cite this article:
Ali M, Shukla V D, Dave A R, Bhatt N N. A clinical study of Nirgundi Ghana Vati and Matra Basti in the management of Gridhrasi with special reference to sciatica.AYU 2010;31:456-460


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Ali M, Shukla V D, Dave A R, Bhatt N N. A clinical study of Nirgundi Ghana Vati and Matra Basti in the management of Gridhrasi with special reference to sciatica. AYU [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 21 ];31:456-460
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