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Clinical Trial on the Efficacy of Root Powder of Asparagus racemosus Willd. (Shatavari) in Urinary Tract Infection

Journal: International Research Journal of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences (IRJPMS) (Vol.1, No. 6)

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Page : 53-57

Keywords : Urinary tract infection; Mutrakrchra; Shatavari; antimicrobial resistance.;

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Urinary tract infection is the second most common infection after respiratory tract for bacterial infection. The cause of the infection is a wide range of microorganism, and the toxicities producing the difficulties during the act of micturition which results in pain and burning sensation along with passage of urine with obstruction. Thus the treatment aims at creating an environment where the growth of microorganism is prevented (prakruti vighatam) along with subsidence of the symptoms produced. The main objective of the study was to find the efficacy of Shatavari moola choorna (tuberous root powder of Asparagus racemosus Willd.) in Urinary tract infection. In the study, thirty patients were administered 6 g of Shatavari moola choorna (3 g each in morning and evening) before food along with cold water as adjuvant. Responses of the patients to the drug intervention were assessed before and after the treatment and follow up after one month. The results of clinical study was statistically analysed using paired t test for objective criteria and Wilcoxon signed rank test for subjective criteria. It revealed the drug is effective in reducing the pus cell count, epithelial cell count and other symptoms considerably. The inventions of antibiotics have been a boon to the infectious diseases but its irrational and indiscriminate use resulted in newer challenges posed by the changes that occurred at chromosomal levels of these microorganism. The knowledge regarding the herbal medicinal are yet to be explored in terms of their antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic activity etc. Shatavari moola choorna not only reduces the urinary tract infection significantly but also boost the immune mechanism of the body, thereby improving the general health and preventing the recurrence of infection can be suggested as a promising drug for the future revolution of herbal medication.

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