Role of Dadimadi Ghrita in the Management of Pandu Roga with Special Reference to Hypochromic Microcytic Anemia
Sandhya T Deshmukh, SK Jaiswal
INTRODUCTION: Pandu roga is characterized by pallor of the body which is called as â€œanemiaâ€ in modern sciences. Anemia is a state in which the hemoglobin (Hb) concentration falls below the accepted range depending on age and sex. In India, the incidence of iron deficiency anemia is alarmingly high, varying from 60 to 70%. In the present work, emphasis will be made to study the efficacy of dadimadi ghrita in pandu roga and results will be compared with capsule Autrin (ferrous fumarate). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty patients of pandu roga were randomly selected from the outpatient department (OPD) and inpatient department (IPD) of study center, and were divided into two groups, each group having 30 patients. Group I patients were administered dadimadi ghrita orally for 1 month and group II patients were given capsule Autrin for the same duration. After complete clinical trials, the subjective and objective parameters before and after treatment were recorded for final analysis. To see the efficacy of each drug on separate group, paired t-test was applied for all symptoms. For comparative study of both drugs, unpaired t-test was applied. To study the overall effect of therapy, chi-square test was applied. The improvement in the patient was assessed mainly based on increasing percentage of Hb and improvement in the signs, symptoms, general health, and other biological parameters. RESULTS: Overall comparison showed that best results were obtained in both the trial group and the control group in the form of better statistical significance and percentage relief. The present study reveals that the selected management has potential effect on pandu roga with the added advantage of being free from side effects. CONCLUSION: Patients of both the groups show significant improvement in their signs, symptoms, and investigational parameters. Thus, both the treatments are equally effective.
Dadimadi ghrita, Ferrous fumarate capsule autrin, Hypochromic microcytic anemia, Pandu roga