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Dr. Sangita Prusty*, Prof. (Dr.) K B Mahapatra and Dr. Ajit Kumar Shasamal


Ayurveda has taken the foremost place in the management of various diseases; one of them is Balasosha, which can be correlated with Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM) considering its clinical manifestation. The term ‘Balasosha’ means ‘Suskata’ i.e. ‘Khshaya’ or emaciation of the child. The symptoms like Suskata, Arochaka, pratisyaya, jwara, kasa, mukhanetrasnigdhata and mukhanetrasuklata found in this disease. Internal use of Shoshajit ghrita and some other formulations, some single drugs with external massage of Lakshyadi taila is useful in Balashosha as per Astanga Hridaya Uttaratantra 2/50. In the present study Shoshajit syrupis selected containing same drugsused in Shoshajitghrita orally in syrup base to make palatable than ghrita and Lakshyadi taila is selected for external massage. The present study is to evaluate the effect of Shoshajit syrup and Lakshyadi taila in Balashosha which was prepared at Pharmacy of P.G Department of Rasashastra & Bhaishajya Kalpana, G.A.M Puri, from pharmacognostically authenticated raw drugs & it is followed by detail analytical study as per standard protocol. The observations were systematically recorded.Presence of phytochemical components like carbohydrate, protein, tannin & flavonoids support the action of the drugs used for Balashosha.

Keywords: Balashosha, Shoshajit syrup, Lakshyadi taila, Phytochemical Components.

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