A clinical study on the effect of shatavari churna and shatavari taila uttarbasti in atyartava

Dr. Pratibha Ramchandani

Abstract


Introduction: Heavy and prolonged bleeding during menses is one of the most common complaints encountered by gynecologists across the globe. The word “Atyartava” literally means excessive bleeding during menstruation which is a cardinal feature in a number of menstrual disorders described in the Ayurvedic classics. Atyartava can be correlated to “Menorrhagia” in modern literature. The aim of the present study was to evaluate “the effect of Shatavari Churna and Shatavari Taila Uttarbasti in Atyartava.” Materials and Methods: A total of 40 patients were selected for the present research work and randomly divided into two groups of 20 patients each. In Group A, patients were treated with 3 g of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) Churna orally twice daily for 3 months, while in Group B, patients were given 3 g of Shatavari Churna orally twice daily for 3 months along with Shatavari Taila Uttarbasti on 9th, 10th, and 11th days of menses for 3 consecutive months. After conducting the clinical trial on 40 patients, the data were obtained and analyzed statistically. Results: It was observed that both the groups were significantly effective in ameliorating the symptoms of Atyartava. However, on comparison of both Groups A and B, Group B showed better results. Conclusion: It showed that the specific therapy (Uttarbasti Chikitsa with shatavari oil) along with oral administration of Shatavari Churna was more effective in the treatment of Atyartava, in comparison to Shatavari Churna alone. The effects of Shatavari on menorrhagia were attributed mainly to its phytoestrogenic action.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v12i04.2277

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