A RANDOMIZED PLACEBO CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF VIDARIKANDADI CHURNA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BALASHOSHA W.S.R TO UNDERWEIGHT CHILDREN
Eishan Jain*, Prathviraj Puranik and Nagaratna J. S.
Under nutrition and problems associated with complementary feeding are of great concern in the field of
paediatrics. It has been estimated that in India, 65 percent i.e., nearly 80 million children under five years of age
suffer from varying degrees of malnutrition. Mothers are expected to make a bridge of complementary feeding.
This includes utilization of ‘Supplementary Feeding Programmes’. The trial was proposed to study the efficacy of
Vidarikandadi Churna during complementary feeding by using specific parameters for Balashosha w.s.r to
underweight children. Children showed improvement in all aspects of such as height, weight and BMI. It was
concluded that consumption of Vidarikandadi Churna along with Ghrita followed by sukhoshnaksheera is found
effective in the management of Balashosha w.s.r underweight in children when compared to placebo.
Keywords: Vidarikandadi Churna, Balashosha, underweight, nutritional supplement.
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