Why Our panchakarma treatment basti dravyas are 100 ml only in HFRT, DM, etc only Niv b has 210 ml , as they are in kwatha form. Is this dosage basti Matra is appropriate for clinical significance?
We have results but its rather yield good results if we think on this? Please enlighten on this doctors
Initial trials that were performed had achieved good results with the said quantity of basti in treating CHF and DM.
As you know CHF patient needs to follow fluid restriction. At the same time if the basti kwatha dravya infused in proportion of a 960 ml gets retained by any chance, it could lead to deleterious effects. Moreover, we expected the basti to be absorbed through the distal part of large intestine and energize the myocardium to improve the force of contraction of heart so as to reverse the pathophysiology of CHF. That was achieved well with the 100 ml basti decoction.
Now, the recent trials in pipe line have shown that 240 ml of Herbal oil in basti can help to improve ischemia better than the existing IRP treatment. Trials on basti preparations of 960 ml did present with some adverse effects related to abdominal cramps but 450 ml has proven to be effective in controlling Blood sugar levels. So, as you mentioned Dr. Akshata, as we go further we will be thinking about the same. Thanks for the suggestion.
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