A CASE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY MUSTAK (CYPERUS ROTUNDUS) IN STHOULYA (OBESITY)
Obesity is the world’s oldest metabolic disorder. Now a days it is common growing life style disorder. Globally one in six adults is obese & nearly 2. 8 million individuals die each year due to overweight or obesity. According to WHO, BMI more than 25 kg /m2 and 30 kg/m2 is considered as overweight and obese respectively. It is mentioned in Ayurveda in term of Sthoulya or Atisthoulya. The Nidan, Samprapti, Chikitsa sutra all are mentioned in detail in Ayurveda. The main pathology of this disease is formation of Ama which produce Sanga or Avarana of all the Srotas of the body, so there is deficiency of Rasadi Dhatus except Medadhatu. Untreated cases of Sthoulya may develop various types of diseases like Prameha, Prameha Pidaka, Vataroga etc. & ultimately proceed towards death, So proper diagnosis & therapeutic management is needed to treat the disease as well as to prevent the complications also. Hence in this present case study Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) is selected to treat Sthoulya. The drug is given at the dose of 6 gm twice daily for consecutive two months, follow up was done one month interval. level. The sign and symptoms and the BMI level were observed before and after treatment. The result shows marked improvement of sign and symptoms along with decrease in BMI, lipid profile level. According to Charak, Mustak is included in Lekhaneeya mahakashaya which possess Katu, Tikta, Kashaya rasa, Ama Pachak property. By this phenomenon it causes digestion of Amadosa, Kshaya of excess Medadhatu. So from this present case study it can be concluded that Mustak is very much effective to treat Sthoulya as a single drug therapy.Keywords: Sthoulya, Obesity, Mustak, Cyperus Rotundus.
Dr.Madhumita Majumder, Balaji Sadan, H/N-339, Ram Gopal Colony, Rohtak, Haryana- 124001 Mob: 8950816337