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EFFICACY OF GOGHRITA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KARSHYA - AN OPEN LABELLED CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL.

Swati Khandale And O.P. Dadhich.

Karshya is major illness in today?s era. In Ayurved Karshya is described as a symptom of other diseases as well as separate disease. It may be said that ?Krisha is condition in which the person becomes thin and lean. Shushka Sphik; Greeva; Udara; Bahu, Dhamani Jala Santata,Tvagasthishesho, Alpa Prana, Sthoola Parva, Kshut; Pipasa Asahshnuta, Ushna; Sheeta Asahashnuta and Vyayam Asahashnutaare the main Lakshnas Of Karshya. In Karshya mainly Vata Dosha is vitiated by its Ruksha Guna. Goghrita is Snigdha Dravyawhich enhances Agni (Digestive power). Due to its Snigdhatva pacification of Vata Dosha occurs. In present study 60 patients of Karshya divided in to two groups. In Group A (n=30) goghrita is administered 10 ml twice a day with Anupan lukewarm water and in Group B patients were given placebo for 42 days. Lakshanas of Karshya are observed before treatment and after treatment. Results were analysed by using statistical paired and unpaired ?t? test. Significant results were found in Group A on symptoms of Karshya such as Rukshata, Alpa prana , Vyayama Asahashnuta.

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