Ancient Science of Life

ORAL PRESENTATION
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 15-

OA02.09. Evaluation of varatika bhasma for its ulcer protective effect on albino rats.


Paritosh Bhatt 
 Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli, India

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Paritosh Bhatt
Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli
India

Abstract

Purpose: Gastritis leadind to G.I.ulcers is a very prevalent metabolic and life style disorder. Many a times it is condition which arise due to various medications like NSAID«SQ»s. Drugs effective in Ulcer protection is the need of the hour. Medications such as sucralfate in conventional system do work but in higher dose and with limitations. Thus, present study has been carried out, to evaluate efficacy of Varatika bhasma in ulcer protective activity with standard control as Sucralfate in aspirin induced ulcer. Method: Varatika bhasma was prepared by shodhana with kanji, bhaavana with kumari swarasa and subjecting to gajaputa. Further it was analyzed and used for experimental study. Winstar strain albino rats of either sex was taken in 3 groups with 6 rats in each group. Control group with food and water, standard with sucralfate and test with varatika bhasma was given for 6 days. on 7th day ulcer was induced with aspirin. later rats were sacrificed to cut open the stomach and to study the ulcer index and histopathology. Result: When compared to Sucralfate for ulcer protective effect, Varatika Bhasma shows significant result in lower doses. (Sucralfate 1 gm 6 hourly and Varatika Bhasma 250 mg twice daily). In ulcer index and histopathology studies, there were less / no ulcers found in the group treated with Varatika Bhasma in comparison with Sucralfate and Control group. Conclusion: For the ulcer protection, Varatika Bhasma provides better and promising result when compared to Sucralfate. This also cuts the cost of medication and time constrain for the administration of the medicine.



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Bhatt P. OA02.09. Evaluation of varatika bhasma for its ulcer protective effect on albino rats. Ancient Sci Life 2013;32:15-15


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Bhatt P. OA02.09. Evaluation of varatika bhasma for its ulcer protective effect on albino rats. Ancient Sci Life [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Jan 18 ];32:15-15
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From the proceedings of Insight Ayurveda 2013, Coimbatore. 24th and 25th May 2013