30Mar 2017

A CASE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PUNARNAVA (Boerhavia diffusa.Linn) IN GALACTORRHOEA.

  • Dept of Samhita and Siddhanta. Asst. professor of Raghunath Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and hospital. Contai, PurvaMedinipur.WestBengal.
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Galactorrhoea is one of the common complain found in adolescence to post menopausal women. Though it has varied etiology but most common cause is hyperprolactenemia. Long term use of hormonal therapy is the only way of management in modern medical science. This gives scope to find alternative treatment measures to relieve the patient from physical, mental, social discomfort and also harmful effect of long term hormonal therapy. In Ayurveda, galactorrhoea can be compared to a symptom manifesting due to Rasavaha sroto dusti. Here type of srotodusti is Atipravritti. Stanya(milk) is the upadhatu of rasa dhatu. Galactorrhoea is nothing but Stanyavriddhi. The objective of the treatment includes finding out exact culprit for galactorrhoea and symptomatic relief. The present study has been conducted on a patient suffering from galactorrhoea for fifteen days which is due to mild elevation of serum prolactine level. The treatment plan includes Langhan in term of dietary restriction, life style modification and capsule Punarnava and capsule Trikatu orally. After ten days galactorrhoea stop and patient was symptomatically fine. The pathogenesis, treatment details, mode of action, result are discussed in detail in full paper.


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[Khatun Hazera. (2017); A CASE STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF PUNARNAVA (Boerhavia diffusa.Linn) IN GALACTORRHOEA. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (3). 1907-1911] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com


Khatun Hazera
Dept of Samhita and Siddhanta. Asst. professor of Raghunath Ayurved Mahavidyalaya and hospital. Contai, PurvaMedinipur, WestBengal

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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/3709       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/3709


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