Efficacy and comparison of Shatapushpa Taila Matrabasti with Shatapushpa Churna in Kashtartava (Dysmenorrhoea)
Keywords:Kashtartava, Dysmenorrhoea, Shatapushpa taila, Matrabasti, Anethum sowa Kurz
Kashtartava (dysmenorrhoea) affects women’s day to day activity and it is most common complaints amongst adolescents. 75% of adolescents experience pain during menstruation. Dysmenorrhoea can also be associated with nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, fatigue, blotting abdomen etc. As per Ayurveda Apanavata is the governing force of menstruation; its vitiation gives rise to many gynaecological diseases ( yonivyapad). Kashyapa has mentioned Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa Kurz.) as drug of choice for Artava related problems. So that group A is treated with Shatapushpa churana and group B with Shatapushpa taila matra basti. Shatapushpa Churna and Shatapushpa taila matrabasti showed extremely significant (P< 0.0001) relief in severity of pain however showed significant relief in duration of Pain, Nausea and Breast Tenderness. Overall effect of treatment on Group A showed complete remission 27.27% whereas Group B showed 63.64%. Statistically both groups are expressed significant results, whereas on the basis of clinical symptoms and overall effect of treatment illustrated in the study the Shatapushpa taila matrabasti is more effective than Shatapushpa churna.
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