Government Ayurvedic Hospital, Kurunegala, Sri Lanka
Title: A Clinical Study on the Effect of Dasanga Guggulu in the Management of Medo Roga with special reference to Hyperlipidemia
Medo Roga is defined as an accumulation of excessive quantity of Medo Dhatu , resulting increase in body size and the pendulous appearance in buttock, belly, and the breast. It can be correlated as hyperlipidemia and obesity. This study has been focused to evaluate the effectiveness of Dasanga Guggulu in the management of Medo Roga as an observational study. Total of 30 clinically diagnosed hyperlipidemic patients were selected purposively from Kayacikitsa clinic at Ayurvedic Teaching Hospital, Borella. A self designed questionnaire was administered to collect the data . Patients were given 3g of Dasanga Guggulu in equally divided doses in three times per day for continuous period of three months. Lipid profile and Body Mass Index (BMI) were observed before and after the treatment . Results revealed that Dasanga Guggulu was statistically significant for decreasing Total Cholesterol (p<0.001), LDL (p<0.001), Triglycerides (p<0.05) and VLDL (p<0.001). Further it was found that Dasnga Guggulu was statistically highly significant (p<0.001) for reduction of BMI , Waist Circumference , Hip Circumference and no adverse effects found in the safety profile. Based on these findings it can be concluded that Dasanga Guggulu is safe and an effective treatment for Medo Roga and hyperlipidemia .