Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2020)
Comparative study to evaluate the effect of rudraksh (Elaeocarpus Ganitrus Roxb.) and sarpagandha (Rauvolfia Serpentine) in the management of stage i essential hypertension
Author(s): Rani Mude, Vaishali Kuchewar, Shilpa Gaidhane
Abstract: Background: Hypertension causes a number of vascular disorders and a major cause of cardiovascular problems and chronic kidney damage and stroke, which may cause premature death. Due to the adverse effects as well as resistance of antihypertensive drugs of Modern medicine, there is marked awareness about traditional medicines. In Ayurveda, Blood pressure regulation can be understood by functions of Rakta Dhatu, Prana and Vyana Vayu, Sadhaka Pitta, and Avalambak Kapha. Various terminologies described in Ayurveda can be correlated with hypertension. Aim: Evaluation of efficacy of Rudraksh churnakriya in the management of Stage I essential Hypertension. Methodology: 40 patients (20 in each group) will receive intervention Rudraksha churnakriya (20 patients) and Sarpagandha Ghana vati (20 patients) Result: Lowering down the elevated blood pressure is expected. Conclusion: Rudraksh churnakriya will be more effective than Sarpagandha Ghana vati.