Arun Raj G. R, Shailaja U, Prasanna N. Rao, Debnath Parikshit and Shital Desai
Accepted Abstracts: Biochem & Pharmacol
Background:Certain diseases may not be life threatening but increasingly annoying and irritating to the individual in his routine activity. A very common condition is cough, which is increasingly prevalent now-a-days, demanding greater concern over it. Objectives: The study is designed with an aim to evaluate the effect of Swarnamrita prashana in recurrence of cough and its associated complaints. Materials and Methods: Study was carried out in the out-patient department and in-patient department of Kaumarabhritya, Sree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka. 30 children satisfying diagnostic criteria and aged 3-8 years were included and daily 1 ml of Swarnamrita prashana was administered early morning on empty stomach for a period on 30 days. The graded response subjective and objective clinical parameters were assessed before and after treatment. Results: The effect of Swarnamrita prashana on treatment provided 43.83% reduction in duration of bouts of cough/month, 69.22% reduction in sleep disturbance, 37% reduction in ronchi, 40% reduction in duration of bouts of cough/hour, 49% reduction in duration of bouts of cough, 61.90% reduction in rales, 66.70% in nature of sputum, 66.70% reduction of inflammation of pharynx, 50% reduction in inflammation of tonsils and 65.21% reduction in dyspnea. Conclusion: Thus, Swarnamrita prashana was proved to be effective in recurrent attacks of cough in children.
Arun Raj G. R. was born at Kollam district, Kerala. He did his B.A.M.S graduation from Kerala University (2004-09). Currently, he is pursuing post graduation in Kaumarabhritya (Ayurvedic Pediatrics) from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at Sree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka. He has published about seven papers in various national and international journals. To add, he has presented 11 papers in different National and International seminars. He achieved the best presenter award at the 2 nd National seminar conducted at Ahalia Ayurveda Medical College, Kerala on ?TamakaShvasa?. Currently, he is working on evaluating the efficacy of an Ayurvedic compound drug (KumarabharanaRas) in the management of chronic tonsillitis in children.