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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 103-106

Efficacy and Adverse Effects of Gunja beej lepa- A case series


1 Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Center, Salod(H), Wardha, India
2 Professor, Department of Panchakarma, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Center, Salod(H), Wardha, India

Correspondence Address:
Nilima Wadnerwar
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Hospital & Research Center, Salod(H), Wardha
India
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Today’s modern life style and changed dietary habits among the people has led them to suffer from number of joint diseases which even hamper their routine activities. In Ayurveda, various toxic herbal drugs are mentioned to have medicinal properties in number of diseases when they are utilized wisely in proper dose and sufficient care. Gunja (Abrus precatorius), one of the poisonous plants which is very beneficial as antiinflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-fertility, anti-tumor etc. Paste of Gunja seeds can be used as rubraficient in Sciatica, stiff shoulders, paralysis and other nervous and arthritic conditions. Hence a clinical study “Role of Gunja Beej Lepa on inflammatory conditions of arthritis” was conducted to provide a potent and efficient drug to manage the acute local inflammatory condition. Thus leading to recognition of anti-inflammatory drug used for the purpose of practice. The result of this study was significant. During the course of the study, some patients showed beneficial results along with some adverse effects such as rash, itching, redness etc. Relief observed in symptoms such as pain and swelling was considerable and the untoward effects were minimal and manageable. So the toxic drugs like Gunja can be used wisely with precautions.


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