Comparative clinical evaluation of Shriphaladi Yog & Kukshi Vasti in the management of irritable bowel syndrome

Author : Rajpoot Ranjana, Tripathi J.S., and Tiwari S.K

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder in which abdominal pain is associated with defecation or a change in bowel habit. Psychological and somatic management is also desirable in IBS due to depression or anxiety. In Ayurveda, most of the symptoms of vatik grahani resembles with IBS. In vatik grahani, due to mandagni, food remain undigested which get fermented called as ama. Saman avrit apan vayu is responsible for abnormal gut motility. In vatik grahani, manasah sadanam (depressed mood) indicate involvement of C.N.S. Thus study for IBS was carried out on 70 randomly selected patients at Sir Sundarlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University. The drug shriphaladi yog in dose of 5 Gms. T.D.S. after meal and the kukshi vasti using shriphaladi taila were given to the patient. The synergistic effect of oral drug and therapeutics procedure demonstrated significant results in effective management of IBS. Therefore, this study may be extended for large scale clinical trials.

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