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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-144

Efficacy of Phaltrikadi Churna in early stage of Rheumatoid Arthritis


Associate Professor, Dept of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic college Hospital and Research Center, Salod, Wardha, Maharashatra, India

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Premakumar Badwaik
Associate Professor, Dept of Swasthavritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurvedic college Hospital and Research Center, Salod, Wardha, Maharashatra
India
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Aamvata i.e., Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an auto-immune disorder in which immune system attacks on joints which causes inflammation. The management of this disease is difficult and patients are continuously looking with a hope towards Ayurveda to overcome this challenge. Phaltrikadi Churna is an Ayurvedic drug which pacifies Vata and Ama (undigested or toxic material present in body fluid) by their properties. Phaltrikadi churna is made up of ingredients like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) Amalaki (Phyllanthus emblica), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) in equal quantities. These drugs possess the VataKaphahar properties which help in treating Aamvata. Presentwork was planned to evaluate efficacy of Phaltrikadi churna in the management of RA. 50 patients were randomly selected and divided into two groups. In experimental group A, Phaltrikadi Churna with Takra is given twice a day in the form of Churna whereas in control group B, Diclofenac sodium tablet (50 mg) bid was administered orally. It is observed that RA occurs in greater proportion in females than in males. It is seen between the age group of 3140 years. It is usually seen in people having mix diet and occurs in Vatakaphaj Prakriti (body constitution). It occurs more in Krura Koshta (those who have strong digestive capacity) and is commonly seen in educated peoples and its symptoms aggravates in cold weather. Phaltrikadi Churna is effective in Rasavaha and Asthivaha strotas. It can be an ideal treatment for early stage of Aamvata due its efficacy and the results which were found significant statistically in the study.


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