Role of Ayurvedic medicines as an adjuvant in the management of Rajayakshma with special reference to Pulmonary Tuberculosis.: A Systematic Review.
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 440-446
AbstractTuberculosis is a global health crisis; it is estimated that 25% of the world’s TB cases are found in India. DOTS strategy was launched in 1994 and became the global recommendation for TB control. Ayurveda, an ancient health science may offer some solution, several studies conducted in Ayurvedic colleges and hospitals in the management of the disease. This is the systemic review of such studies to assess the role of Ayurvedic medicine in the management of Rajayakshma (Pulmonary Tuberculosis).
Aims and objectives- Role of Ayurvedic medicine in the management of Rajayakshma (Pulmonary Tuberculosis). To study all the published articles in reputed journals related to Rajayakshma and its management.
Methodology- Systemic review was carried out using published articles. Keywords used in article search- Rajayakshma, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Yakshma. Ayurveda.
Results & Discussions- A total of 9 articles were selected which were fulfilling our inclusion criteria for the study, studies were conducted using both single and compound drugs, it has been observed that Ayurvedic medicine can show efficiency in relieving Rajayakshma symptoms. Studies suggest that patients treated with Ayurvedic medicine along with Anti-Tuberculor Drugs (ATD), show more improvement in relieving symptoms compared to patients treated with only ATD.
Conclusion- Research on the role of Ayurvedic medicine in the management of Rajayakshma is limited to only adjunct and supportive therapy, there is a need to conduct more clinical trials using the principle of Ayurveda in the management of Rajayakshma.
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