A Clinical Study on the therapeutic effect of Katu taila Pichu in Pureeshaja Krimi W.S.R to Enterobius vermicularis infestation


  • Krishna Santoshi M
  • Krishnaiah N




Paediatric worm infestations


There are various factors that interfere growth & development of a child. The effects of several diseases that occur exclusively in childhood period may or may not be irreversible and interfere with Growth & Development. The worm infestations have been responsible for worsening the living conditions in millions of children around the world affecting the growth and development, despite of remarkable progress in medical science. Worms seem to be affecting the human beings right from the Vedic  as there are references of the same. Hence the present study was intended to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy of the selected drug in management of Enterobiasis, to find out economical therapy for Krimi roga with minimum or no side effect and to prevent further complication. 30 Patients suffering from Krimi roga (infested with pinworm) based on the clinical symptoms and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected from the OPD and IPD, of S.V.Ayurvedic hospital in bala roga unit. The patients were selected randomly into two groups each comprising of 15 patients. Group A (Control) were given swab of distilled water and Group B (Trial) - were given swab of tepid Katu tailam with saindhava lavana. The case particulars were drafted in specially designed case sheet. Response to the treatment was assessed with the help of detailed case sheet proforma that was specifically designed for the study. The subjective and objective parameters were graded into different categories basing on their condition using a 4 point grading scale. The results were evaluated. The data was collected and analysed to compare the effect of the treatment before and after treatment between control and trial groups using unpaired t-test. The selected drug proved efficacious in controlling the Enterobiasis by interrupting the autoinfection cycle and reducing the reservoir of infection. 


Author Biographies

Krishna Santoshi M

P.G. Scholar, P.G. Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, S. V. Ayurvedic Medical College, Tirupati.

Krishnaiah N

Professor, P.G. Dept. of Kaumarabhritya, S. V. Ayurvedic Medical College, Tirupati




How to Cite

M, K. S., & N, K. (2019). A Clinical Study on the therapeutic effect of Katu taila Pichu in Pureeshaja Krimi W.S.R to Enterobius vermicularis infestation. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 10(1), 82–88. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v10i1.1163



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