A Comparative Clinical Study of Lekhana Basti and Shamana Sneha (Triphaladi Taila) in the Management of Sthaulya (Obesity)
Shital G. Bhagiya, Ram B. Shukla, Falgun P. Patel
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem but a severe threat to health which causes Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Osteoarthritis etc. According to Ayurveda, it can be co-related to Sthaulya following the methodology given by Acharya Charaka. It’s a serious problem and needs a permanent solution. Ayurveda, the 5000 year old science of healthy living has solution to this current problem. In the Ayurvedic perspective, these should be a major shift in awareness. Ayurveda does not treat obesity; it treats a person who is obese or overweight. There are many treatments available but Panchkarma is said to be very effective treatment for any diseases, so present study was carried out to evaluate efficacy of Lekhana Basti which was described by Acharya Sushruta. In another group Shamana Sneha in the form of Triphaladi taila was taken for study which is also described in Samhita. Both groups played significant role in all parameters of obesity without side effect. We found highly significant results in Weight Gain, Kshudra-Swas, Gatra gaurav, Atikshudha, Ati pipasa etc. and also in objective parameters like chest, abdomen, arm, mid-calf circumference etc. in comparison of two groups Lekhana Basti is Effective therapy in the management of sthaulya.