A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL STUDY TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF TRIPHALA CHOORNA WITH KRISHNADI ANJANA AND TRIPHALA CHOORNA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF TIMIRA W.S.R. TO SENILE IMMATURE CATARACT
Santosh Kumar Shaw*, Sujathamma KABSTRACT
Background & Objectives: Timira is one among the Drishtigata nerta roga explained by our ancient Acharyas. If proper care is not taken, Timira leads to Kaca which in turn to Linganasha. Any opacity in the lens or its capsule, whether developmental or acquired is called as cataract. There are no non-surgical measures which delay, prevent or reverse the development of cataract in conventional system of medicine, the only definite management is lens extraction once it reaches matured stage. Objectives are to evaluate the efficacy of Triphala choorna with Krishnadi anjana and Triphala choorna in the management of Timira and to compare the clinical efficacies of both the groups. Methods: A randomized clinical study was taken up. 40 patients of Timira were selected from OPD/IPD of the Shalakya tantra department of SKAMCH&RC, Bengaluru and made into two groups. Patients of Group A were treated with Krishnadi varti anjana along with Triphala choorna internally for 48 days. Patients of Group B were treated with Triphala choorna internally for 48 days. The effect of treatment was statistically analyzed using Unpaired and Paired student’s ‘t’–test. Results: The group with both Krishnadi varti anjana and Triphala choorna responded better when compared to the group with only Triphala choorna based on statistical analysis indicating the added effect of Krishnadi varti anjana in Group A. Interpretation and Conclusion: Krishnadi varti anjana and Triphala choorna are the two effective modalities of treatment which can be adopted in Timira w.s.r. to senile immature cataract.Keywords: Timira, Cataract, Triphala choorna, Krishnadi varti anjana.
Dr Santosh Kumar Shaw, PG Scholar, Dept. of Shalakyatantra, Sri Kalabhyreshwara Swamy Ayurvedic Medical College Hospital and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.