ANTI-HYPERLIPIDEMIC EFFECT OF HRIDAYARNAVA RASA(Abstract)

ANTI-HYPERLIPIDEMIC EFFECT OF HRIDAYARNAVA RASA

– A RANDOMIZED DOUBLE BLIND CLINICAL STUDY

Chaudhari Swapnil1 , Galib R, Patgiri BJ3 , Prajapati PK

  1. Central Ayurveda Research Institute for Drug Development, Kolkata 70009.
  2. Dept of  Rasashastra and bhaishajya kalpana, All Indian Institute of Ayurveda ,New Delhi,India 110076.
  3. Dept of Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana , IPGT&RA,Gujarat Ayurved University , Jamnagar ,Gujarat

ABSTRACT

Background: Hyperlipidemia is modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and its prevalence is alarmingly increasing in India. Though different treatment modalities are effectively used in the conventional system, they have certain limitations including certain adverse effects. Ayurvedic metallic and herbo-mineral formulations are safely practiced in Indian subcontinent without any evident side effects. Hridayarnava Rasa is one such Ayurvedic herbo-metalo-mineral formulation containing Tamra Bhasma (incinerated copper) that is being successfully prescribed in the management of lipid disorders.

Aims and Objectives: To evaluate antihyperlipidemic effect of two samples of Hridayarnava Rasa prepared by using Tamra Bhasma processed in Surana Kanda (HRTBS) and Panchamrita during Amritikarana (HRTBP).

Materials and methods: Total 126 patients of hyperlipidemia fulfilling inclusion criteria were randomly grouped into two. Patients registered in one group  (n = 62) were administered with 125 mg of HRTBP (Hridayarnava Rasa prepared by using Tamra Bhasma processed in Panchamrita for Amritikarana) and another Group (n =64) with HRTBS (Hridayarnava Rasa prepared by using Tamra Bhasma processed in Suranakanda for Amritikarana) twice daily for 8 weeks along with honey as an adjuvant in both groups.

Results and Conclusion: Both the drugs have shown significant effect in reducing lipid parameters but the difference in between the groups is statistically insignificant. On comparison, HRTBP showed better results than HRTBS.

KEY WORDS: Copper, Hridayarnava Rasa, Hyperlipidemia, Tamra

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

Dr R Galib, Dept of  Rasashastra and bhaishajya kalpana, All Indian Institute of Ayurveda ,New Delhi,India 110076 Email: galib14.yahoo.co.in

Financial support : Nil  Conflict of interest :None

How to cite this article: Chaudhari S ,Galib R,Patgiri BJ,Prajapati PK.Anti-hyperlipidemic effect of Hridayavarana Rasa – A randomized double blind clinical study. Indian J Ayurveda Res 2018;1:4-10