Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2017)
Effect of formulated herbal powder on arthritic patients
Author(s): Neetu Gouda, VH Kanbi, JJ Dhaduk and MK Choudhary
Abstract: The clinical and nutritional efficacy of an ayurvedic indigenous powder containing Cannabis sativa L. (Hempseeds) 80g, Moringa oleifera L. (Drum stick leaves) 12g, Withania somnifera L. (Aswagandha) 6g and Bacopa monnieri L. (Brahmi) 2g, was prepared and evaluated in a randomized study on 48 subjects of rheumatoid arthritis. The subjects were divided into four groups: group I, II, III and IV. Group I was control (herbal powder was not given) whereas groups II, III and IV were given herbal powder in two equal doses at morning and night of 5, 10 and 15g respectively. Subjects’ treated with the herbal powder for the period of 2 months. Group I showed no improvement but had increased level of serum uric acid and erythrocyte sedimentation rate and decreased level of serum calcium. Group IV who were given 15g of herbal powder twice a day were observed significant (P≤0.05) decreased in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and serum uric acid level while serum calcium level was significantly (P≤0.01) increased. The present study indicated the biochemical efficacy of the herbal powder in the treatment of arthritis.
How to cite this article:
Neetu Gouda, VH Kanbi, JJ Dhaduk and MK Choudhary. Effect of formulated herbal powder on arthritic patients. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(3): 533-536.