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Clinical Evaluation of Lekhaniya Effect of Vacha (Acorus calamus) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus) in Medoroga w.s.r. to Obesity: A Comparative Study

Sunita R. Paradkar, Swatee N. Pardhi


Present clinical study was designed to assess the lekhaniya effect of Vacha and Musta in reducing sign and symptoms of Medoroga. Lekhaniya effect can be correlates with antiobesity drug action. Total 40 patient of Medoroga were registered in the OPD of Pakwasa, (Shri Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur). Total patients were divided equally into 2 groups: A and B. Study was done by using randomized single blind method. The trial drugs were identified pharmacognostically as per API standards. In the study both male and female patients with clinical sign and symptoms of Medoroga was taken. Assessment was done with regard to 10 symptoms of Medoroga in Ayurvedic classical text and 3 parameters from modern medicine, i.e., weight height according to age, waist-hip ratio, BMI.    These were done before and after the treatment. Group A were treated by 250 mg Vacha churna, BD and group B were treated by 2 gm Musta churna, BD with lukewarm water; for period of 60 days with follow up in 30 days. The result assessed on the basis of symptomatic improvement by using statistical one way ANOVA test. Unpaired t-test was used to comparison between both groups. As a statistical analysis Vacha churna and Musta churna were found significant for Lekhaniya karma. Clinical study shows that Musta churna was more significant (in 5 symptoms angagaurav, pipasavruddhi, shramasamarthata, daurbalta, swedadhikya, also in objective parameters) than vacha. In comparative study between both groups the result was non-significant.


Keywords: Lekhniya effect, Medoroga, Musta churna, Obesity, Vacha churna

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Sunita R. Paradkar, Swatee N. Pardhi; Clinical Evaluation of lekhaniya Effect of vacha (acorus calamus) and Musta (cyperus rotundus) in Medoroga w.s.r. to Obesity: A Comparative Study. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Pharmacognosy. 2016; 3(1): 1–8p.

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