Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine
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Clinical Efficacy of Balaguduchyadi Kashaya in Dengue
Fever in School Students Volume 2 - Issue 2
Vaidya Rohit Mehta*, Bhavya S and Monika Guatam
Department of Medicine, Kayakalp (Himalayan Research Institute for Naturopathy & Yoga), India
Received: December 17, 2019; Published: January 08, 2020
*Corresponding author: Vaidya Rohit Mehta, Department of Medicine, Panchakarma Vivekanand Medical Research Trust, Kayakalp
(Himalayan Research Institute for Naturopathy & Yoga), Palampur, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
Dengue fever is communicable disease caused by dengue virus called Aaegepti spread by mosquito, so there is no vaccine and it
is particularly difficult to create vaccine because it is caused by different virus and no animal models available for testing. It is also
called as ‘breakdown fever’ and ‘dandy fever’ [1-2]. Approximately 390 million people worldwide infected each year and the disease
kills over 5000 Indians every year and is a seasonal threat particularly during monsoon. Symptoms will manifest in 3 phases febrile
phase-high fever(104.F), muscle and joint pains, headache, measles like rashes, nausea, vomiting, bleeding from mucous membrane
of mouth and nose, decreased platelets within 2-7 days, critical phase – blood in vomitus, dark colored stools, severe abdominal
pain, restlessness which leads to serious complications and even death and recovery phase [3-4]. As it is caused by virus, so there is
no specific medicine or antibiotic to treat it. For typical dengue fever, treatment is purely concerned with relief of symptoms.
In Ayurveda there are several yoga’s which overcome this disease, one such preparation is Balaguduchyadi kashaya – a anubhuta
yoga found more effective, consists of bala, guduchi, yashti madhu, musta, chandana, trikatu etc. drugs are having tikta pradhana
madhura rasa, sheeta teekshna guna and contains properties like jwaragna, tridoshahara, rasayana, hrudya, balya raktapittahara
and proved to be having anti pyretic, analgesic, anti microbial, anti typhoid, immunomodulatory, muscle relaxant properties also.
The study was conducted on 10 Students by giving Bala guduchyadi kashaya in the dose of 15ml with honey 2 hourly once for 3 days
and then decreased gradually up to 1 week, reduction in signs and symptoms of the disease along with gross increase in platelets
within 2 days were noticed. Statistical paired t test is applied which revealed significant result.