ROLE OF GANDUSHA IN PITTAJA MUKHAPAKA (APHTHOUS ULCER) –A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL

  • Roopa L Professor and HOD, Dept of Shalakya Tantra, Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Shamsha Fiaz Professor and HOD, P.G. Dept. of Shalakya Tantra, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
  • Dingari Laksmana Chary Principal, Sri Adi Siva Sadguru Alli Saheb Sivaaryula Ayurvedic Medical College, Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh
  • *Bali Yogitha M.R Associate Professor, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Sushrutha Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore, Karnataka
Keywords: Pittaja Mukhapaka, Gandusha, Patoladi kashaya, Aphthous ulcer.

Abstract

Background: Pittaja Mukhapaka or the Aphthous ulcer is a painful and often recurrent inflammatory process of the oral mucosa that can appear secondary to various well-defined disease processes. Idiopathic recurrent aphthous stomatitis is referred to as recurrent aphthous stomatitis.

Objectives: To evaluate the effect of Patoladi kashaya gandusha in Toda, Daha, Asyavairasyata and the pH of Pittaja mukhapaka (Aphthous ulcer) and to standardize the frequency of Gandusha (An Ayurvedic intervention).

Design: This was a randomized controlled study with thirty patients divided into two groups, 15 in each. In Group A, Patoladi kashaya gandusha (gargling) was given once a day for 7 days and in Group B, Patoladi kashaya gandusha (gargling) was carried out twice a day for 7 days. After the completion of treatment, follow up was done once in fifteen days for a period of 2 months.

Results: Statistically significant results were seen in reduction of Toda with p<0.001, Group A (61.53%) compared to Group B (81.81%), Daha with p<0.001 Group A (73.07%) compared to Group B (81.81%), Asyavairasyata with p<0.001 Group A (73.91%) compared to Group B (100%) and also in relieving the pH of saliva with p<0.001 and Group A (100%) compared to Group B (100%).

Conclusions: Group B (Patoladi kashaya gandusha given twice a day) showed statistically significant results compared to Group A (Patoladi kashaya gandusha given once a day) in reduction of Toda, Daha, Asya vairasyata and the pH of Pittaja Mukhapaka (Aphthous ulcer).

Published
2019-05-15
How to Cite
L, R., Fiaz, S., Laksmana Chary, D., & Yogitha M.R, *Bali. (2019). ROLE OF GANDUSHA IN PITTAJA MUKHAPAKA (APHTHOUS ULCER) –A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL. International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharma Research, 7(2). Retrieved from https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1142
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