EFFECT OF PRIYANGWADI GHRITA AND MOORCHITA GHRITA FOR VIRECHANA IN STHULA MADHUMEHI W.S.R TO OBESE NIDDM – A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY
*Suma K. J. and Manjunath Kanthi
Madhumeha comes under the category of Vataja Prameha and the patients of Prameha are further sub-classified as Sthula and Krisha. The treatment of Madhumeha is served by the dual approach of Shodhana and Brimhana in Sthula and Krisha patients respectively. Madhumeha can be co-related to Diabetes Mellitus and Sthula Madumehi to Obese NIDDM. Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic metabolic disorder is the current burning problem throughout the world affecting larger population which needs special attention as it is one of the leading causes of Morbidity and Mortality. Moorchita Ghrita is generally employed for Shodhananga Sneha irrespective of the disease where as Priyangwadi Ghrita explained by Sushruta, is specifically indicated in Prameha. The present study is intended to compare the efficacy of Shodhananga Snehapana using Moorchita Ghrita and Priyangwadi Ghrita followed by Virechana in Sthula Madhumehi. This is a comparative clinical study with pretest and posttest design. 40 patients diagnosed as Sthula Madhumehi were selected and assigned randomly into two Groups of 20 patients each. In Group A the patients were given Shodhananga Snehapana with Moorchita Ghrita followed by Virechana and in Group B with Priyangwadi Ghrita followed by Virechana. The subjective and objective parameters were assessed and statistically analyzed. The result obtained was statistically insignificant between the Groups therefore, effect of treatment was almost same in both the groups. All the patients responded favorably to the treatment in both groups, but with Priyangwai ghrita the therapy has shown better relief in most of the signs and symptoms of the disease.
Keywords: Sthula Madhumehi, Virechana, Priyangwadi Ghrita, Obese NIDDM.
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