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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 71

PA03.02. The effect of bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) in balatisara with special reference to viral diarrhea

S D M College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India

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Nabisab Kamatnur
S D M College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123894

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Purpose: Balatisara is one of the commonest diseases in developing countries like India. There are 5 billion episodes of diarrhea every year out of which 3.5 million children die. Bhumyamalaki is known for its antiviral activity, 90 % of infantile diarrheas are due to some enteroviruses. Therefore the present research work was planned to evaluate the effect of Bhumyamalaki syrup. Method: The present study was conducted on 30children presenting with viral diarrhea in between the age group of 1 to 10 years.The patients were selected from S.D.M.C.A & Hospital, Hassan.They were divided into two groups with 15 children in each group, viz. Group B (Bhumyamalaki syrup) and Group S (sugar syrup as placebo). The syrup was given in a dose of 5ml and 10ml for the age group 1to 5 years and 5 to 10 years four times a day for 7 days respectively. The cases were recorded according to the case proforma prepared for the study and observations were graded according to the gradation chart prepared. Result: Bhumyamalaki Syrup provided significant relief in the symptoms of viral diarrhea such as Malavega (73.19%), consistency (67.48%), fever (88.49%),vomiting (89.24%), abdominal pain (89.68%), loss of appetite (95%) and dehydration (95.89%). In this group, 73.33% and 26.67% patients showed marked and moderate improvements respectively. Sugar syrup provided relief in the symptoms such as Malavega (36.84%), Consistency (45.39%), Fever (67.14%), Vomiting (74.27%), Abdominal Pain (75.90%), Appetite (74%) and Dehydration (85.71%).In this group, 53.33% and 46.67% patients showed moderate and mild improvements respectively. Conclusion: Bhumyamalaki Syrup provided better relief in comparison to sugar syrup in the symptoms of Mala Vega, consistency, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, appetite and dehydration.

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