TO STUDY EFFECT OF ASHWAGANDHA IN DIABETIC NEUROPATHY

ABSTRACT
In the modern world Diabetes Mellitus is a common health problem. The busy and stressful life of modern era and physical inactivity plays important role in diabetes mellitus. According to our classic text Madhumeha a type of Vataj Prameha is mainly associated with Dhatukshaya and ojakshaya. Rasayana drugs nourish all Dhatus hense ojus. Ashwagandha is extensively used in Ayurveda as Rasayana. In the present study 20 patients were selected from OPD and IPD of RGGPGAC Ayurvedic Hospital Paprola HP. For clinical study Ashwagandha Churna was selected as trial drug which was given for 2 months in a dose of 5gm. twice a day with milk. It was observed that 65% patients were male, 70 % were female from age group of 30-50 years. 60% were non vegetarian and 85% were of middle socioeconomic status. Among results burning sensation of hands and feet showed 85% relief, 95% relief in tingling sensation, and 88% relief in numbness. All the symptoms showed highly significant results. Hence it can be concluded that Ashwagandha Churna is very effective in patients of Diabetic Neuropathy.
Keywords: Diabetic Neuropathy, Rasayana, Ashwagandha

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