Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A (2015)
Evaluation of clinical efficacy of Vaitarna Basti and Rasnadi Gutika in the management of Gridhrasi W.S.R. Sciatica
Author(s): Anil Gangwar, Rachana Gupta, Alok K. Srivastava, Uttam Sharma, Kulratan Singh, Priyanka Rani
Abstract: Gridhrasi is one of the commonest disorders found in clinical practice. Sciatica may be equated with Gridhrasi, which is characterized by pain, weakness, numbness, and other discomforts along the path of the sciatic nerve often accompanies low back pain. In the present study, total 40 diagnosed patients of Gridhrasi of age group 20-60 years were registered and randomly allotted into 2 groups, out of which 34 patients completed treatment. In group A, Rasnadi Gutika 2 tablets thrice daily after meal (each tab of 500mg. approx) with lukewarm water was given for 30 days. In group B; Vaitarna Basti(385ml) was given irrespective of food for 16 days. Observations and results were assessed according to specially prepared grading system for pain, pricking sensation, stiffness, twitching, anorexia, torpor, tenderness, SLR test, reflexes etc. Results obtained in both the groups were statistically similar approximately, but on the basis of percentage relief in sign and symptoms of the disease, mild improvement was found in 52.94%, 5.88% patients in group A and group B respectively. 11.09% patients in group A and 35.29% patients in group B were moderately improved and remaining 35.29% and 58.83% patients showed marked improvement in group A and group B respectively. None of the patient was remain unchanged in both the group and none of the patients showed complete remission. It is obvious that overall effect of Vaitarna Basti(Group B) was better on the patients of Gridhrasi in comparison to oral RasnadiGutika group (Group A).
How to cite this article:
Anil Gangwar, Rachana Gupta, Alok K. Srivastava, Uttam Sharma, Kulratan Singh, Priyanka Rani. Evaluation of clinical efficacy of Vaitarna Basti and Rasnadi Gutika in the management of Gridhrasi W.S.R. Sciatica. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2015; 3(2): 10-15.