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*Dr. Govind Narayan and Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma


Background: According to the W.H.O., Overweight and obesity are the fifth leading risk for global deaths.[1] Currently almost 1 in 5 men and over 1 in 6 women are overweight. Lack of physical activity, frequent intake of food, industrialization, stress during the work, various types of junk food e.g. fast food, bakery items, increased amount of the soft drink result is Sthoulya. An individual whose increased Meda and Mamsadhatu makes his hips, abdomen and breasts pendulous and whose vitality is much less than his body size is Sthoulya (obesity). In modern medical science oral medication is current widely available for weight reduction & approved for long term use, but long term use is associated with high rates of gastrointestinal side effects. The most effective treatment for obesity is bariatric surgery is also not cost effective & due to risk of complications researchers are searching for other safe & effective treatment. In Ayurveda mere attention are given on lifestyle modification according to different places, seasons & even daily regimen (Ahara, Vihara, Nidana Parivarjana). Shodhana Karma (purification therapy) is prescribed for treatment of Sthoulya in Ayurveda. Material and Methods: 1) Study design-This is a randomized controlled, open level, parallel group study. 2) Trail period: 32 days. 3) Selction of cases: The study was conducted on patients of age group of 16-70 years which were randomly selected from O.P.D. of Kalawati Ayurvedic Medical College & Research Centre, Kasganj. 4) Sample size: Total 30 cases, were randomly divided in 2 groups. (a) Group A: Triphala Vidangadi Lekhana Basti in Kala Basti manner consists of sixteen Basti. (b) Group B: Vidangadi Ghana Vati with trifala quatha as oral medication. Results: Singnificant results in most of subjective & objective parameters of Sthoulya. Discussion: We discussed on Probable mode of action of Triphala Vidangadi Lekhana Basti & Vidangadi Ghanavati +Triphala Quatha(oral medicine). Conclusion: This showed that Lekhana Basti(Triphala Vidangadi) proved more significant(beneficial) for the patients then Vidangadi Ghanavati +Triphala Quatha(oral medicine). it can be concluded that the Sthoulya can be better managed by administration of Lekhana Basti.

Keywords: Obesity, Sthoulya, Lekhana Basti.

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