CLINICAL EVALUATION OF HERBAL COMPOUND DRUGS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF LEIOMYOMA INDUCED MENORRHAGIA
K. Bharathi1*, B. Pushpalatha2, C. M Jain3
*1Research Officer (Ayu.), National Institute of Indian Medical Heritage, Revenue Board colony, Gaddiannaram, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2Lecturer, 3Professor and Ex-head, Dept. of Prasutitantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India.
Leiomyoma is very commonly seen in the present times in Gynecological practice. The incidence is high in women in active reproductive age, especially in nulliparous women. These are commonly known as Fibroids and are composed of fibrous connective tissue. The majority of the small Leiomyomas and some large ones are asymptomatic. Fibroid which are near to endometrial cavity, can cause symptoms like menorrhagia, low-back pain, lower abdomen pain etc. Based on the clinical features this tumour can be compared with the Mamsajarbuda type of Arbuda, described in Ayurvedic classics. There is no established treatment to control the Menorrhagia induced by Fibroid Uterus. Hence the present study is taken up to evaluate the efficacy of compound formulations viz –Ashokarishtam and Lodhrasava in controlling excessive bleeding during menses. Study carried out on 30 number of patients, of which, 14 (46.67%) had shown Good response, 03 (10.00%) had shown Fair response, 06 (20.00%) had shown Poor response, and 07 (23.33%) cases did not show any response. On statistical analysis of overall parameters adopted for the study, it is found that the drug efficacy in controlling menorrhagia was highly significant (P<0.001).Keywords: Arbuda, Leiomyoma, Menorrhagia, Ayurvedic medicines.
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