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| Published: March 03, 2021

A comparative study of brahmi taila and anutaila pratimarsha nasya in management of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Dr. Nikhila Hiremath

PhD Scholar, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Medha Kulkarni

Prof. Ph. D Guide, Department of Ayurveda, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, India. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.016/20210901

DOI: 10.25215/0901.016

ABSTRACT

Treatment administered in the form of any charya, especially Dinacharya, will ensure a continuous dose of the drug in a safe long-term way that will not harm the patient with side effects, hence an attempt was made to incorporate the Nasya charya as a part of treatment. The study involved 108 patients identified with symptoms of GAD, of which 54 subjects were classified as group A and received Pratimarsha Nasya drops with Brahmi Taila drug. 54 subjects were classified in group B and received Pratimarsha Nasya drops with Anu Taila drug. Research Design taken up was randomized comparative clinical trial conducted in two groups, each group consisting of 50+ patients. The patients were selected from OPD of Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Sciences and Research, Bengaluru on the basis of judgmental sampling and then were randomly distributed in each group through lottery method. A clinical and social history was taken. The patients were assessed on the basis of Hamilton’s anxiety rating scale (HAM-A), and Clinical Global impression (CGI) scale. The difference between CGI –S & CGI –I of group A and Group B was found to be highly significant with significance level of 0.000. It can be said that the pratimarsha nasya procedure may be useful not only to control progression of disease, but it can also pave the way for effective and non-invasive techniques in the treatment of GAD, when implemented at an early stage.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.016/20210901

10.25215/0901.016

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 1, January-March, 2021