Comparative Clinical Evaluation of Yogic Practices and Apamarga Tandula (Seeds) along with their Additive Effect in Sthaulya (Obesity)

Abhishek Kumar, Priya Dev, Aparna Dixit, Anil Kumar Singh

Abstract


Background: In Indian classical text of Ayurveda and Yoga, there has been many indication given for sthaulya. After literature review, the Apamarga tandula and yogic practices were found as medohar (anti-obesity) agents.

Objective: The present study was conducted to assess the individual as well as synergistic effect of yogic practices and Apamarga Tandula Ksheer-pak in Sthaulya.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in Department of Dravyaguna, Sir Sundarlal Hospital, I.M.S., B.H.U., Varanasi. 160 patients of obesity were randomized into four groups, group-I (control), group-II (yogic practices daily for 1 hour), group-III (Apamarga Tandula Ksheer-pak treatment group) and in group-IV (yogic practiced daily for 1 hour along with Apamarga Tandula Ksheer-pak treatment). All the groups were followed up for 3 months. BMI and lipid profile of the groups were compared at the end of 3 months with SPSS tool (version 16).

Results: Analysis of data after treatment of 3 months in all three groups (II, III, IV) of the study showed significant decrease in weight, BMI, total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL, VLDL along with significant improvement in HDL.

Conclusion: At last the trial group-IV exhibits more therapeutic efficiency over group-II and III.


Keywords


Apamarga Tandula, BMI, Obesity, Sthaulya, Weight, Yoga

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