A STUDY TO DETERMINE THE EFFICACY OF TAGARADI TAILA ON MOOLADHARA CHEDANA (SADYO VRANA) WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EPISIOTOMY
Keywords:Sadhyo Vrana, Prakshalana, Chedhana, Episiotomy, Tagaradi Taila
Background:Prasutitantra, the sub-branch of Ayurveda dealing with the medical, para-surgical and surgical approach towards diseases of women, pregnancy and delivery related issues. Episiotomy is a routinely performed surgical procedure in the conduct of vaginal delivery. Episiotomy wound can be compared to chinna vrana. (a kind of sadhyo vrana) and so its treatment can be inferred as that of sadhyo vrana. Objectives: To study about Mooladhara Chedhana and Episiotomy as per Ayurvedic and modern literature. To study the efficacy of Tagaradi Taila on Mooladhara Chedana.Methodology:It was a single blind clinical study of 40 patients; divided into 2 equal groups.Tagaradi Taila application given twice daily after prakshalana of episiotomy wound for 8 days in Group A while Betadine application twice a day after prakshalana of episiotomy wound for 8 days in Group B.Results:In symptom Redness, Edema, Ecchymosis, Discharge, Pain and Approximation the p value obtained was < 0.001 in both groups which was statistically highly significant. Conclusion:Tagaradi Taila can be used for episiotomy wounds safely in clinical practice as that of betadine is being used routinely.
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