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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-14

Effect of Brimhana Sneha and Rasayana Ghanvati in the management of Post-Menopausal syndrome


1 Assistant professor, Dept of Samhita and Siddhant, All india Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India
2 Associate Professor, Dept of Panchakarma, All india Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India
3 Ayurveda Medical officer, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Meera K Bhojani
Assistant professor, Dept of Samhita and Siddhant, All india Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi
India
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Menopause is defined as a stage when there is decrease in hormone production by the ovaries. In India, a total of 130 million women are expected to live beyond menopause by 2015. Long term use of modern medication is associated with many adverse effects like- increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis due to Hormone Replacement Therapy and pulmonary embolism, flatulence, constipation and bloating from use of calcium, weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting from use of vitamin D, gastric irritation and pain in lower extremity and selective estrogen receptor modulators and other estrogen analogous increase the risk of endometrial cancer. In Ayurveda it may be correlated with Rajonivriti Janya Lakshana (Post-menopausal Sign & symptoms). Vitiated stage of Vayu may be the case of Rajonivritti (Post-menopausal stage). Taila (Oil) is first line of treatment for Vata Vyadhi further Brimhana Sneha is best in Vruddhavastha (Old age). Rasayana and Balya drugs like Amrita (Tinospora Cardifolia), Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Shunthi (Zingiber officinails), Methica (Trigonellafoenum graecum) and Madhuyasthi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) are used as a Rasayana Ghanavati (Kalpita Yoga). The result has been analyzed statistically. Result was statistically very significant (P 0.001s) in Sandhi Shoola (Joint pain) andKatishoola (Backache), significant (P <0.01) inRaukshaya (Dryness of skin), Bhrama (Vertigo), Aswapna (Loss of sleep),#rit Dravatva (Palpitation) and Shirah Shoola (Headache). Brimhana-Sneha and Rasayana Ghanavati were found to be highly effective in Post-menopausal syndrome which was statistically significant (P <0.01).


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