Effect of Bhoomyamalaki (Phyllanthus Niruri) Kashaya in Neonatal Jaundice – A Case Study
S. U. Chavan and V. U. Gawai
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Neonatal jaundice is yellowish discoloration of sclera, mucus membrane and skin due to increased level of serum bilirubin in the blood. Incidence of Neonatal Jaundice is 60 to 80 % of total births in India. According to the modern science ‘Neonatal jaundice’ is managed by Phototherapy and Exchange blood transfusion method as per the level of serum bilirubin and weight of the newborn. A patient of neonatal jaundice was treated with Bhoomyamalaki (Phyllanthus niruri) kashaya 1.75 ml orally. Dose is calculated according to the Clark rule. Bhoomyamalaki has properties of virechana and pittanasak, so ayurvedic treatments with Bhoomyamalaki (phyllanthus niruri) kashaya was effective in case of Neonatal jaundice. The article focuses on details of a case of ‘Neonatal jaundice’ in opd and ipd of PG. department of kaumarbhritya of Govt. Ayurved College and Hospital Nanded.