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Abstract

CLINICAL EVALUATION OF VATARI GUGGULU, MAHARASNADI KWATHA AND NARAYAN TAILA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE

*Dr. Sheetal Gupta and Dr. Rahul Sharma

ABSTRACT

In present era, pharmacological, biochemical and surgical interventions are not successful remedy for osteoarthritis (OA). Ayurveda and complementary medicine have medication for OA. Objectives: The main aim of the study was to assess the efficacy and safety of therapeutic combination of vatari guggulu along with Maharasnadi kwatha and Narayan taila with gentle massage for 15 min daily up to 12 weeks on affected knee joint pain assessed on Visual analogue scale (VAS) and Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC). Materials and methods: It was an open label, multicenter, prospective, clinical study conducted on 142 patients of OA Knee, Vatari guggulu 500 mg thrice in a day along with Maharasnadi Kwatha 20 ml with equal amount of water twice daily and Narayan taila 20 ml twice in a day for external application with gentle massage for 15 min up to 12 weeks were used to all the study participants. Results: VAS, WOMAC score and clinical symptoms were reduced significantly from baseline to end of the treatment. Conclusions: The study provides good evidence in support of the efficacy and safety of the Vatari guggulu along with Maharasnadi Kwatha and Narayan taila in the management of Osteoarthritis knee.

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