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EFFECT OF DARUHARIDRA AND PUNARNAVA IN HEPATOCELLULAR JAUNDICE: A CLINICAL STUDY

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Author(s): Ram Bhuwal | Pandey Hari Shankar | Dwivedi Kamal Nayan

Journal: International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
ISSN 2229-3566

Volume: 2;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 1427;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Daruharidra Ghanasatva | Punarnava Juice | Jaundice | Assessment Criteria | Kamala.

ABSTRACT
A clinical study was done on twenty patients of hepatocellular Jaundice. Ghanasatva (water soluble solid) of Daruharidra (Berberis aristata DC.)(Root and Stem) and leave juice of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa Linn.) was given to patients after their enrollment in study. Signs and symptoms of hepatocellular jaundice as yellow colour of eyes, nails, urine and loss of appetite, weakness, nausea, vomiting, fever, epigastric discomfort as well as biochemical assessment was done as GBP, S. bilirubin, S. alkaline phosphate, SGOT, SGPT & HBsAg etc. were recorded before and after treatment. Self control method was adopted in this study, patients of haemolytic and obstructive jaundice and jaundice due to carcinoma of liver, GB, pancreas etc. were excluded from the study. Assessment suggests improvement in patients suffering from hepatocellular jaundice after three months of treatment.

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