|Year : 2013 | Volume
| Issue : 6 | Page : 71
PA03.02. The effect of bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) in balatisara with special reference to viral diarrhea
Nabisab Kamatnur, Ajay Chawan
S D M College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India
|Date of Web Publication||4-Jan-2014|
S D M College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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.
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.
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.
Bhumyamalaki Syrup provided better relief in comparison to sugar syrup in the symptoms of Mala Vega, consistency, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, appetite and dehydration.
|How to cite this article:|
Kamatnur N, Chawan A. PA03.02. The effect of bhumyamalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) in balatisara with special reference to viral diarrhea. Ancient Sci Life 2013;32, Suppl S1:71
From the proceedings of Insight Ayurveda 2013, Coimbatore. 24th and 25th May 2013