Effectiveness of Pippalyadi and Suranadi ointment in management of Arsha (Haemorrhoids)
Keywords:Arsha, Haemorrhoids, Pippalyadi and Suranadi ointment, Lepa, Raktastarava, Degree of prolapse.
Arsha is a common anorectal disease so associated with bleeding per anum . It can be compared to
Haemorrhoids accoding to modern science. Haemorrhoids are dilated veins in the anal canal. Through all
the modern modalities of treatment in haemorrhoids are universally accepted but all have some or other
limitations. In Ayurveda various measures have been mentioned for the management of Abhyantar Arsha ,
among which lepa karma is one of them . Various study have been done on the application of various lepa
so prepared have been conducted depending upon the sign and symptoms. In this study the effectiveness
of Pippalyadi and Suranadi ointment were compared which were so mentioned in bhaishajya ratnawali.
In this preset researnch work efforts were made to provide the treatment which is non-invasive, easy to
implement, effective and not need any hospitalization. In this study 30 patients of Arsha were selected as per
criteria of selection randomly irrespective of religion, socio-economic status and were divided in 2groups
of 15 patients each. Group-A was treated with Pipplyadi oitment advised for 15 days twice a day as local
application. Group-B allotted Suranadi Ointment given twice a day for local application for 15 days and
accordingly the result were assessed. Pippalyadi and Suranadi ointment were prepared according to the
texts and the ointment was used for local application on the patients of Arsha. Lastly, it was concluded that
both the ointments have shown significant results in the patients without any side effects.
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