EFFICACY OF SHIVA GUTIKA WITH SARASWATARISHTA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF AGE ASSOCIATED MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT (AAMCI)
K L Shende1*, Madhavi Mahajan2, Gunvant Yeola3, Prasad V Kulkarni4
*1Assistant Professor, 3Professor & H.O.D. Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Dr.D.Y. Patil Ayurved College and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
2Associate Professor, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, College of Ayurved, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
4Assistant Professor, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Govt. Ayurved College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India.
Objective: To find the efficacy of Shiva gutika with Saraswatarishta in management of Age Associated Mild Cognitive Impairment (AAMCI). To review the literature of mild cognitive impairment, Jara, and aging as per modern science and Ayurveda. To observe side effects of the drug if any. To access effect of drug on other signs and symptoms of Jara. Method: Open Trial study was conducted on 25 patients having AAMCI and were selected for the study randomly. The patients received 1gm Shiva gutika once a day with 40ml Saraswatarista as Anupan for 3 months. Assessment Criteria: Improvement in all the six cerebral higher functions on the basis of various tests such as MMSE, CAMCOG (CAMDEX), ADL/IADL, GDS. Follow up: 0, 15th, 30th, 45th, 60th, 75th, 90th day. Duration: Total duration study was 90 Days. This study was carried out in Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Ayurved & Hospital Pune in Year 2010 and 2011. Results: Comparing all the symptoms before and after treatment had significant action in age associated mild cognitive impairment (AAMCI). No side effects of the drug during clinical trial were seen. Statistical Analysis: The Statistical Analysis reveals that Shiva gutika with Saraswatarista as Anupan effective in age associated mild cognitive impairment (AAMCI). Conclusion: Shiva gutika with Saraswatarista shared significant results in AAMCI. The overall effect of drug on ADL & IADL showed significant result.Keywords: Shiva Gutika, Saraswatarishta, Age associated mild cognitive impairment, AAMCI.
Dr. Shende Krushnadev Laxman, Asst. Proff., Dept. of Kayachikitsa, D.Y. Patil Ayurved College, Pune, M.S., India. Email: Mobile: +919822588920