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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 143-149

Effect of Aragwadha (Cassia fistula Linn.) Granules onVibandh (Constipation)


1 Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India
2 Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India
4 Professor, Department of Dravyaguna, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinod Ade
Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Salod (H), Wardha
India
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Constipation is a common problem in elderly persons, with its prevalence ranging from 15% to 20% in the community-dwelling elderly population and up to 50% in some studies of nursing home residents. In these patients, constipation results from a combination of risk factors, such as reduced fiber and fluid intake, decreased physical activity resulting from chronic diseases and multiple medications. Ayurveda has clearly mentioned constipation under the heading “ Vibandha” and many herbal drugs have also been described for its management. Aragvadha(Cassia fistula Linn.) is one of the drug frequently used for the treatment of constipation. However detail action of Aragvadhaon various symptoms of constipation in its modified dosage form as granules is not evaluated. Therefore present work was planned. Aim: To study the efficacy of Aragvadh granules in the management of Vibandha (constipation). Method: 31selected patients of Vibandh were treated by giving Aragwadha granules 5 gm, twice a day before meal. Follow-up was done at 7th, 15th and 30th day. Modified ROME-III questionnaire was utilized to access the effect of therapy. The questionnaire was filled before starting treatment and after completion of treatment. Result: Results were statistically analyzed by paired t test. Statistically significant result observed in 14 studied parameters (p value = 0.043* to = <0.001*) while 3 parameters from the questionnaire showed relief but they were not statistically significant.


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