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CLINICAL STUDY ON THE EFFICACY OF DASHAMULA KWATHA AS AN ANALGESIC IN SUTIKA AWASTHA SHULA

Siddhali*, Seema Gholap and Rahul Gajare

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Introduction: Sutika refers to the puerperal stage of the woman after strenuous sequential events till placental expulsion. Ayurvedic treatise depicts kala of sutika from placental expulsion up to 1 ½ month. In sutika the pain intensity is seen more in early 10 days due to sudden expulsion of fetus and rakta-kleda nisriti, thus hampering her day-today activities. Dashamula being Vatashamak, analgesic and antiinflammatory and its chemical constituent acting as an antibiotic helps in pain reduction in sutika; thus, this work was carried out. This research paper emphasizes on the Ayurvedic management of pain/ shula in sutika awastha. Aim: To evaluate the analgesia property of Dashamula Kwatha in Sutika Awastha shula. Methodology: 50 patients were enrolled irrespective of the parity and Caesarean section patients were excluded. 4 types of pain were taken for the study via-episiotomy pain, after pains, backache and body ache. Assessment of pain was done with the help of VAS scale for consequent day 1 to day 5th during IPD stay and on day 10th of parturition. Dashamula Kwatha was administered 20 ml, orally, twice a day with equal amount of lukewarm water from the day of parturition till day 10. Result: Clinical research done by administering Ayurvedic Formulation “Dashamula Kwatha” showed effect in reducing the shula during sutika awastha. This formulation effectively reduced episiotomy pain, after pains, body ache, backache by the score of 4 on VAS scale to 0 on day 10th. Conclusion: Intake of Dashamula Kwatha found to be effective in alleviating the shula during sutika awastha.

Keywords: Sutika, Dashamula, Analgesic.


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