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MANAGEMENT OF MADHUMEHA WITH KAKAMACHI CHOORNA -A CASE REPORT

Dr. Sahana T.*, Dr. Prakash L. Hegde and Dr. Anuradha K. N.

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Introduction: Kakamachi (Solanum nigrum Linn.) is a annual herb grown common throughout India. It is easily available in all seasons and cost effective. Salasonine and solamargin in leaves, solasodine in fruits and leaves, tigogenin in berries are the chemical components present. Prameha is considered as Mahagada. Due to indulgence in etiological factors it results in aparipakwa kapha and meda which further proceed downward through mutravaha srotas and get localized at bastimukha, and leading to symptoms like prabhootamutrata, kharapadadaha etc. As Madhumeha is correlated to diabetic mellitus and as drug possess hypoglycemic activity this drug has been chosen. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder characterized by the presence of the hyperglycemia due to defective insulin Secretion, defective insulin action or both . Diabetes is fast gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India with more than 62 million diabetic individuals. Diabetes mellitus is now being shown to be associated with a spectrum of complications and to be occurring at a relatively younger age. It has become utmost importance to find ways to combat this disease. Observation and Results: A 37 years male patient with chief complaints of generalized weakness, burning sensation in the soles and increased micturition since a month. He tried with home remedies external application of oil on soles and reduced intake of water to combat the symptoms but there was no relief. Under consultation and investigations patient came with raised blood glucose level. Patient is given with kakamachi choorna along with ushna jala, divided dose of 6 gms/day twice a day for a month. On follow-up, on 31st day there was reduced blood sugar levels and symptomatic reduction. Conclusion: There was significant reduction in subjective and objective parameter with kakamachi choorna along with ushna jala as anupana for 30 days before food. It is suggested to have further clinical studies with large samples to analyse its effectiveness.

Keywords: Kakamachi, madhumeha, diabetes mellitus 2.


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