Randomized single blind controlled clinical study to evaluate the efficacy of Ashok ghrita in the management of Raktapradara with special reference to Menorrhagia
Keywords:Raktapradara, Menorrhagia, Asrugdara, Ashok ghrita, Ashok ksheerapaka
Raktapradara is most common gynaecological problem found in women. According to Acharya charaka, Raktapradara is also known as Asrugdara. According to modern, Raktapradara can be correlated with Menorrhagia. Ashok acts as a uterine tonic and improve the muscular tone of uterine musculature which is important to control bleeding. Most of the drugs in Ashok ghrita having rasayan property and can improve nourishment of all the dhatus and reduce the duration of bleeding. Aim: To study the efficacy of Ashok ghrita in the management of Raktapradara. Materials and Method: A total 80 patients of the age group 16-45 years presenting with signs and symptoms of Raktapradara w.s.r to Menorrhagia were selected randomly from OPD of the department of Stree rog Prasutitantra. The 40 patients of trial group were treated with Ashokghrita and 40 patients of control group were subjected to Ashok ksheerpak. Conclusion: Ashok Ghrita was found to be more effective than Ashok ksheerapak in the management of Raktapradara with special reference to Menorrhagia.
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