EVALUATION OF CLINICAL EFFICACY OF DHAULA PHINDAWRI (NOTHOSAERVA BRACHIATA Linn. Wight.) IN THE MANAGEMENT OF UROLITHIASIS (MUTRASHMARI)
Keywords:Dhaula Phindawri, Nothosaerva brachiata, Ashmari, Urolithiasis, Calculi, Renal Stones
Abstract: Ashmari is a disease which is caused due to vitiation in Apana Vata and Mutravaha Strotasa. Formation of stones in the Mutravaha Strotas is known as Mutrashmari. Ashmari is of four kinds, such as those born from Kapha, Vata, Pitta and Shukra separately; all these residing in Shleshma (Kapha). Ashmaris gets formed when Vata dries up the semen, urine, Pitta or Kapha. All types of Ashmaris are caused by the combination of all the three Doshas. Different types of formulations are explained. There are certain drugs that are not mentioned in classics. Dhaula Phindawri is one such drug whose classical reference is not available and it is used for its lithotriptic properties in Rajasthan and Maharashtra. Objectives- This study was carried to evaluate the lithotriptic action of drug in patients suffering from urinary calculi. Results- It was found that 6 patients (20%) got Uttam Labha in symptoms, 11 patients (37%) got Madhyama Labha in symptoms, 10 patients (33%) got Alpa Labha in symptoms, while 3 patients (10%) did not get any Upashaya in symptoms. Conclusion- It was observed that the folklore drug Dhaula Phidawri can be used effectively in the patients suffering from urinary calculi.
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