Evaluating the usefulness and efficacy of the ayurvedic drug- Tinospora cordifolia in human

Geeta, S and Kamath, Sethukumar M and Shenoy, Revathi P (2014) Evaluating the usefulness and efficacy of the ayurvedic drug- Tinospora cordifolia in human. In: In:"South Regional Conference of The Association of Clinical Biochemists of India - 2014", 22-23 May 2014, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. (Submitted)

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TinosporaCordifolia (TC), known as “Guduchi”- an herbaceousvine of the family Menispermaceae indigenous to the tropical areas of India. The active principles of TC are found to possess immunomodulatory activities. There are a number of scientific and pre-clinical studies which have been done to evaluate the usefulness of this drug. The present study evaluates the multi-potent effect of TC as an effective drug for common acute conditions. 25 patients symptomatic with acute conditions like fever, cold, allergy & rhinitis reported at the Ayurveda Clinic of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka for the months July & August of 2011. These patients were administered TC extract in capsule form (from the Himalaya Drug Company) as 250 mg/ TD for 15 days. Before and after the administration of TC hematological testsand renal function tests were performed. No patient complained of any adverse/side effects during and after the period of the drug intake at the given dose and duration. A significant change was observed in Neutrophil, Eosinophil counts and ESR (p value < 0.05) after administration of TC. No changes observedin renal function tests.TC can be considered as an immunomodulatoryagent in cases of common acute conditions.In this study it was also observed that TC was effective in relieving the clinical symptoms that the patients reported prior to the administering of TC in cases of Allergic Rhinitis, Cold and fever and thereby boosting their immunity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Ayurveda
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2014 13:49
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2015 04:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/140092

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