Comparative Analgesic Effect of Traditional Formulation Shuntyadi Yoga Lepa and Its Neo Formulation as Balm on Shirashula
Background: Chikista is mainly of two types i.e., antaraparmarjana and bahiramarimrjana. For relief of sthanika lakshana, immediate sthanika chikista is required. Lepa kalpana is one type of barimarimarjana chikista. Lepa pacifies the provoked local dosha by prahladana, shodhana, sopha harana. Shirah is the “uttamanga” of all the anga of the sharira and it is the abode (ashraya) of the prana and indriya. Charaka has described five types of shiroroga, whereas Sushruta, Bhavamishra and Yogaratnakara have classified eleven types of shiroroga. Shirashoola is also mentioned as synonym of shiroroga. Methods:Shuntyadi yoga is traditionally practised medicine which was used for treatment of shirashula. With the intention of forwarding the traditional knowledge and patient compliance the shuntyadi yoga was modified into balm form. The ingredients of shuntyadi yoga are shunti, haridra, maricha, lashuna and for the balm form additional ingredients like menthol, methyl salicylate, camphor was added. Ghanasara of drugs was prepared and used for preparation of vati and balm. Results:All the ingredients of formulation have reference of shulahara property so when they are formulated together because of synergetic effect their efficacy will be potentiated. Both formulations were administered for 15 patients each and the result was analysed. Conclusion:The results shown that both forms were effective in shoolahara property. Comparing the patient’s feedback, it can be concluded that balm formulation was beneficial considering organoleptic characters and patient compliance. So, shuntyadi yoga can be prepared in balm form which will continue the usage of traditional practice.
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