An Observational Clinical Study of Navayasalauha Tablets w.s.r. to Iron Deficiency Anemia
Joshi Nirali B. and Shankar M. B.
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Sanskrit word Pandu means pale or Sweta Peet Varna. The disease in which whole body becomes pale is called Pandu roga. The main cause of Pandu roga is related to diet. In short, Pandu roga is related to Anemia in modern system of medication. It is more resembles to Iron deficiency anemia. Insufficient dietary intake and improper absorption of iron are the causes of Iron Deficiency Anemia which presents with the significant symptoms such as feeling of weakness, tiredness, and shortness of breath, palpitations, Koilonychia, Glossitis, Dysphagia and altered sensation of taste. Allopathic iron preparations are gastric irritants and having common side effects like nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea and black stool. Ayurvedic herbo mineral formulations are the better alternative to treat iron deficiency anemia. Navayasa loha, a herbo mineral compound contains loha bhasma as one of the ingredient mixed with other herbs. Loha bhasma helps to increase iron content in blood by its nano particulate size, better absorbs of iron and lesser side effect on GIT. Hence Navayasa Lauha was selected as an alternative medicine in iron deficiency anemia. The present work was carried out to check the effectiveness of Navayasa Lauha in iron deficiency anemic patient.