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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-142

Comparative clinical study of pushkarmula Churna and Pippali Churna in the management of Kaphaj Kasa in children


1 Professor, Department of Rognidana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
2 Assistant Prof. Department of Swasthvritta, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH), India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra, M.A.D. Ayurved College, Yeola, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Arun Wankhede
Professor, Department of Rognidana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha (MH)
India
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Children between aged1 to 16 years, the prevalence rate of cough is about 2.05%, which is seen in all over the world. Etiology of cough has broad-spectrum, which ranges from infection to allergens. According to Doshas involve in it, Kasa Roga classified into various types among which Kaphaj Kasa is one of the common problem frequently observed in pediatric practice. Kaphaj Kasa is characterized by the productive cough, dense sputum, heaviness, nasal discharge, loss of appetite and chest pain. Kapha is the dominating Dosha in Balyavastha and is the main culprit in production of Kasa so the incidence is more in pediatric age group. For Shamana the line of treatment that includes oral administration of medicine is of most importance as the administration is very easy and also effective compared to Shodhana in children. Pushkarmula Churna and Pippali Churna mentioned in Yogratnakar and Sarngadhar Samhita respectively. Results of Pippali Churna are more effective in reducing Disturbance of sleep, Sputum and Crepitation than Pushkarmula Churna.


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