A Randomized clinical trial of efficacy of Murvadhya churna in Kaphaja kasa with special reference to chronic Bornchitis
Keywords:Kaphaj kasa, Chronic Bronchitis, Murvadhya Churna, Haritakyadi Gutika
Kaphaj kasa is one of the condition in which the vitiated cough causes obstruction to the marga of pranavata producing Ghana (thick sputum), Snigdha (slimy), Bahala (profuse sputum) and Sandra kapham (viscid sputum).
Chronic bronchitis is characterized by cough associated with sputum on most days for at least 3 consecutive months for more than 2 successive years. Coughing is stimulated by irritation or inflammation of the respiratory tract which is caused most frequently by infection or sinus drainage secondary to rhinitis. Oral administration of the medicines is one among the important Shamana line of treatment which is easily administered, well accepted and also effective shodhana in adults. Many more herbal combinations are described in Ayurveda and their therapeutic effect on kasa is not yet explored. Hence it is need of us to bring out permanent remedy which will be safe, cheap and effective. Aim: To study the efficacy of Murvadhya Churna in the management of Kaphaj kasa with special reference to chronic bronchitis. Material and methods: A total 90 patients of the age group 16-60 years presenting with signs and symptoms of Kaphaj kasa w.s.r. to Chronic Bronchitis were selected randomly from OPD of the department of Kayachikitsa. The 45 patients of trial group were treated with Murvadhya Churna and 45 patients of control group were subjected to Haritakyadi Gutika. Results:
Keywords: kaphaj kasa, Chronic Bronchitis, Murvadhya Churna, Haritakyadi Gutika.
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