CLINICAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY OF GANDHA TAILA ORALLY IN THE MANAGEMENT OF JANU SANDHIGATA VATA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KNEE JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS

Dr. Amarsing Rathod, Dr. Rahul Kondekar, Dr. Ansari Karim

Abstract


INTRODUCTION: Sandhigatavata is one among the vatavyadhi. It may be correlated to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disorder characterized by breakdown of joint cartilage and produces the symptoms like joint pain, swelling etc. due to resemblance in signs and symptoms. Though, many treatments are available for osteoarthritis, pain management is essentially preferred. Gandha taila has been widely described in the ayurvedic texts and it is said to be very beneficial for degenerative bone and joint disorders. So this clinical study is planned to evaluate the efficacy of gnadha taila in the management of janusandhigatavata (OA of knee) as, it has vatahara, shothahara (antiinflammatory), shoolaghna (analgesic) action.

METHODOLOGY: 50 patients fulfilling the diagnostic and inclusion criteria belonging to either sex were selected for this open uncontrolled clinical study. Gandha taila was prepared and administered orally with milk or warm water in a dose of 20ml twice a day for 45 days.

RESULT : Subjective parameters were suitably graded to assess the results based on clinical observations before and after treatment. Statistically results were highly significant (P<0.001) in criteria like pain, swelling, crepitation, pain during extension & flexion of joint.

CONCLUSION: Gandha tail prepared by using of Sesame seeds, Cow milk, Kakolyadi gana and Eladi gana is found very effective in the context of shool (<0.001- highly significant), shotha (<0.001- highly significant), Vatapurnadrutisparsha (<0.001- highly significant), Akunchana prasarana janya vedana (<0.001- highly significant).

Key Words : Knee joint osteoarthritis, Janusandhigata vata, Gandha taila

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How to cite this article:

Dr. Amarsing Rathod, Dr. Rahul Kondekar, Dr. Ansari Karim; Clinical study to assess the efficacy of gandha taila orally in the management of Janu Sandhigata Vata with special reference to knee joint osteoarthritis; Journal of AYUSH 2018:7(3) 55-66.


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