Herbal Compound (Guggulu, Amrita & Punarnava) in the Management of Osteoarthritis (Shandivat)
Dhirendra Nath Deka and Bishnu Prasad Sarma
Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Osteoarthritis (Sandhivat) is mentioned as a debiliting disorder more common in females than males and generally caused by wear and tear. There are many types of arthritis (rheumatoid, degenerative, post-traumatic, auto-immune induced, etc). The most common form is osteoarthritis. It is also known as degenerative joint disease. While the exact cause is unknown, there are known to be several possible causes including: injury, age, congenital predisposition and obesity. It is characterized by the breakdown of the articular cartilage within the joint. It is a degenerative process occurring in joints that are impaired by vascular insufficiency, congenital defect, age, or previous history of joints disease. In Ayurveda all the Characters of Osteoarthritis is may compare with Sandhivat. This present work is aimed to study to evaluate the efficacy of herbal compound and with local application of Janubasti in the management of Osteoarthritis (Sandhivat). Available data suggests that the herbal compounds are safe, economic and effective for the treatment of Osteoarthritis (Sandhivat). The current study is a clinical trial conducted on randomized collection of 120 (one hundred twenty) patients in both males and females with radiological and clinical evidence of Osteoarthritis (Sandhivat) of the knee joint. All the diagnosed patient were selected from OPD and IPD of Govt. Ayurvedic College Hospital, Guwahati. The selected patient are divided into two groups equally as group ‘A’ and group ‘B’ (60 nos. patient in each group). The trial drugs (herbal compound as cap form for oral administration and Tila toila for local application as Janubasti were prepaired by self with the help of rasashala expert.