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EFFICACY OF BILVAPATRA SWARASA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF STHOULYA: A CLINICAL STUDY

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Author(s): Kuber Sankh | Lingadore K | Shivaprasad Huded | Ashwini H.S | Asha H.N | Sonia V Gummadi

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy
ISSN 2230-8407

Volume: 4;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 113;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Sthoulya | Bilva-patraswarasa | moderate kilocalorie diet | physical activity intervention (PAI).

ABSTRACT
Sthoulya (Obesity) is a global problem and it is common among those who consume excessive medokaraahara and vihara. We find no satisfactory remedies for Sthoulya in contemporary medical science. The major health consequences associated with obesity are NIDDM, raised cholesterol, hypertension, coronary heart disease, gall bladder disease, psychological disturbances and certain types of cancer. These diseases are definitely associated with an increased risk of mortality. As it is suitable remedy for Sthoulya mentioned in Charakasamhitha and in all available in Ayurvedic literature. Thus, Bilva-patraswarasa was taken up as remedy for disease Sthoulya in department of Dravyaguna, JSSAMC and H, Mysore, India. The patients were administered Bilvapatraswarasa 30 ml with 12 ml of madhu in early morning on empty stomach daily for 12 weeks for first group. For second group the 500 mg placebo capsule with madhodaka, tid, before food was administered for 12 weeks. Both groups were advised with moderate kilocalorie diet and physical activity intervention (PAI). During the present clinical study was observed that change in weight under the test group patients is significant from 15th day itself. But it is highly significant from 30th day onwards. Even through reduction of weight is observed in control group when compared to test group it was very meager. Bilva-patraswarasa has a significant role to play in the management of Sthoulya. Regain of general improvement of health was significant, no side effects of with drawl effects were observed.
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