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Ancient Science of Life 2010 January ; 29 (3) :1-5
A Clinical Study on the use of Puskara Mooladi Choorna in Tamaka Shvasa (Bronchial Asthma)with pulmonary Function Tests

Tamaka Shvasa which has been mentioned in Ayurvedic classics similarises with the Bronchial asthma. Symptom of breathless is the main complaint in Bronchial Asthma can assess objectively by Pulmonary Function Test (PFT).The assessment of respiratory function is now a routine part of clinical practice. The expiratory flow rates- Forced expiratory volume in first second (FEV1), Forced Vital Capacity (FVC) and Peak Expiratory flow rate (PEFR) are assessed by an Electronic Spiro meter (Kent, England). Six weeks treatment with an Ayrvedic compound preparation - Sati (Hedichum spicatum Rose), Puskara moola (Innula racemosa Linn), and Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) powder shows a significant effect of increase in Pulmonary Function values .The mean grade score plus standard deviation before trail of FEV1, FVC, and PEFR are 62.6±15.06, was 2.03±o.53 was 189±44.05 respectively. After six weeks of treatment with puskaramooladi choorna FEV1, FVC and PEFR shows highly significant effective values of 63.45±15.9, 2.81±0.33 and 199.6±41.58 respectively.

DHARA ID: D000002 Pubmed ID: 22557352

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