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EVALUATION OF CLINICAL EFFECT OF KUSHMANDA GHRITA & SHIRODHARA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DEPRESSION (AVSADA)

Dr. Chawardol Seema G. and Dr. Jain Sapan B.*

ABSTRACT

In present decade Depression (Avsada) is one of the commonest psychiatric disorders due to the instance physical and stressful life event. As per the survey 10% of men or 20% of women are suffering from depression. According to Ayurveda Avasada is a nanatmaja vataj vikar. As per Sushruta it is a manasvikar. Delhana defined avasada or vishada as feeling of sadness. Avasada needs effective and safe treatment. Modern therapeutics has a spectrum of the drugs for the management of Depression, but they have serious side effects. In Ayurveda there is wide scope of research to find out a safest remedy for management of depression. In this view study was conducted in 30 clinically diagnosed patients of Depression from the OPD of Kayachikitsa & Panchakarma of J.A.M.C. Nagpur with an objective of clinical evaluation of the efficiency of Kushmanda Ghrita and Shirodhara. Patients were randomly divided into two groups, Group A & Group B each of 15 patients. Patients of Group A were treated with Kushmanda Ghrita 10 ml with 20 ml luke warm water twice a day for 60 days and the patients of Group B were treated with Kushmanda Ghrita 10 ml with 20 ml luke warm water twice a day for 60 days & Shirodhara with Bala tail for 7 days. After 1st course of Shirodhara again 2nd course of Shirodhara was done for 7 days with an interval of 3 weeks. For a statistical analysis of the data the standard statistical package R build 2.15 is used. Although satisfied result obtained on various parameter with Kushmanda Ghrita in group A; Kushmanda Ghrita with Shirodhara in group B is more significant.

Keywords: Depression, Avsada, Kushmanda Ghrita, Shirodhara, Bala tail.


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