Management of ‘Mukhapaka’ by ‘Haridradi Tail’ w.s.r. to Recurrent Aphthous Ulcer

M.A. Prakash Lahankar, Sunita V. Magar, Amar P. Dwivedi

Abstract


‘Mukhpak’ or ‘Sarvasar Rog’ is nothing but a recurrent mouth ulcer or Stomatitis and is also termed as Aphthous ulcer. Over consumption of extremely pungent and spicy food, consuming and chewing of chemical agents like Tobacco-Gutakha, Insomnia, Vitamin deficiency, many life threatening disease like Malignancy, Submucosal fibrosis, Skin disease and disturbances in G.I. tract like Constipation, Dysentery are the main causative factors responsible for this most common ENT ailment. In modern medicine, several mouth paints and mouth gargles are used for the treatment for Aphthous ulcer adjuvant to steroids, B'Complex group of drugs, injection placentrex (sub mucosal) which have their own limitations and there is no successful, satisfactory and cost effective treatment available. The trial preparation ‘Haridradi Tail’ i.e. medicated oil consisted of Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nimba patra (Azadirachta indica), Yastimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Neelkamal (Nelumbo nucifera) & Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum). This was clinically tried on 30 cases of mild to severe types of 'Mukhapaka' in the form of 'Gandoosh', after every 4 hourly and also for oral administration, 10ml twice a day, for 10 days. It was observed that the trial preparation produces highly significant (p<0.05) symptomatic relief and causes marked improvement ulceration, present in buccal mucosal layer, burning sensation of palate, redness and erosion of oral cavity, difficulty in swallowing & chewing pungent things, enlargement of lymph nodes etc.


Keywords


Sarvasar Rog; Sushrut Samhita; Haridradi Tail; Aphthous Ulcer

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