Abstract of published research articles in Ayurveda
AYU Vol. 30 Issue No. 4 (Oct-Dec 2009)
Study of Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall) on Shonitarsha
Institute of Post Graduate Ayurvedic Education & Research,S. V. S. P. Hospital, Kolkata
Shonitarsha (Bleeding piles) is a common chronic painful disease
afflicts the mankind, having only surgical treatment
(Haemorrhoidectomy) in modern science but recurrence is more
often. Bleeding per rectum during defaecation with fresh blood
not mixed with motion is the commonest symptom of Shonitarsha.
Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall) is an
important plant mentioned in Ayurveda used successfully in
arsha especially in Shonitarsha. The fine powder of the
Holarrhena antidysenterica Wall stem bark was prepared and
given to the patients in a dose of 4 gms twice a day for two
weeks. The results of this study are subjective of significant
efficacy of the drug in the symptom “stoppage of bleeding” in
Ph.D. (Ayu.) Scholar in Dravyaguna, I.P.G.T. & R.A.
email@example.com ** Professor & H.O.D., Dravyaguna Dept.,I.P.G.T. & R.A. Jamnagar.
***Director of Ayurveda, Department of Health &
Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal