Evaluation of efficacy and safety of Vrikshamlaadi Yog in Sthaulaya
Obesity (Sthaulaya) is one of the commonest disease which affects adults and children equally. Obesity is not simply aesthetically ugly but is associated with a large number of metabolic disorders like hypertension, diabetes, ischemic heart diseases, osteoarthritis, etc.In 21st century ,continuous changing life styles, environment and dietary habitsÂ have made man victimÂ of many diseases. Sthaulaya(Obesity) is one of the most common disease which affectsÂ someoneâ€™s social, physical and mental features. In AyurvedaÂ sthaulaya has been described since early days. AcharayaCharaka has mentioned sthaulaya among eight undesirable persons (Ch.su.21) &Santarpanjanitaroga (Ch.su.23). There are more than a billion overweight people in the world.
Present study was conducted to explore evidence based therapeutic potential of VRIKSHAMLAADI YOG in Sthaulaya.. The patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria and voluntarily wiling for trial were registered from O.P.D. & I.P.D. Dept. of Kayachikitsa R.G.G.P.G.AYU Hospital,Paprola. Total 20 Patients were registered & turned for follow up after 8 weeks. The trial drug â€œVrikshamlakadi yogaâ€Â a combination of several herbal extractÂ was given in fixed dose combination.Â As per assessment criteria15 patients showed moderate Improvement, 4 showed mild/no improvement and 1 patient did not come for follow up. Statistical analysis showed all variables kept in assessment & evaluation criteria have significant positive improvement (p<0.001).Â Vrikshamlaadiyog proved to be an effective and safe remedy for Sthaulaya.
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