A CONTROLLED CLINICAL STUDY OF ELADI VATI AND METFORMIN IN PRAMEHA PURVARUPAVASTHA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PREDIABETES
Dr. R. R. Ghungaralekar*
Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder of multiple aetiologies characterized by insulin resistance, relative insulin deficiency and hyperglycaemia with disturbances of carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism. But diabetes can be identified at its pre stage called prediabetes. At this stage by providing proper treatment one can prevent this pre stage from converting into post stage of diabetes and then its complication. In this present study, the prediabetes stage is compared with the Prameha purvarupavastha of Ayurveda. And thus, the efficacy of a drug mentioned in Ayurveda for diabetes „Eladi vati‟ is compared with the already established drug Metformin. Total 60 patients have completed the study in which 2 groups of trial and control was made. Trial group received Eladi vati and controlled group received metformin in a fixed dose for a period of 2 months. At the end of the study, the results were compared. The comparison shows that Eladi vati is almost as efficient as metformin and can be used safely in prediabetes.
Keywords: Prediabetes, prameha, purvarupa, metformin, eladi vati.
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