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A Case Series of Dyslipidemia Managed with Kutaki (Picrorhiza Kurroa Royle Ex Benth)

Sadhana Misar Wajpeyi*, Vaishali Kuchewar, Ketki Wajpeyi.


Background-Raised total cholesterol, high LDL-C, low HDL-C, and elevated triglycerides are all symptoms of dyslipidemia. It is included in metabolic disorders. It is a major component in causation of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease. There is a 1-2 percent rise in the incidence of Coronary Heart Disease for every 1% increase in cholesterol level. As per Ayurveda, it can be considered as a Medadhatu Dushti that is “Medoroga”. Acharya Charaka described drugs having deepana, pachana, medohar, lekhana and strotoshodhaka properties for management of Medoroga. Kutaki (Picrorhiza kurroa Royle ex. Benth) can be used in such conditions due to its lekhana and medohar properties.Various animal research studies conducted on Kutaki proved its antihyperlipidemic and hepatoprotective property. Hence in this case series three patients of dyslipidemia were treated with single dravya Kutaki in tablet form. Case Report-All the three female patients, aged between 40 to 50 years, were treated with Kutaki tablet (500mg) two times a day in the morning and evening (8am-8pm) empty stomach with water for 60 days. After completion of treatment, assessment was done by comparing Serum lipid profile value as with baseline after completion of treatment. Observations and Result -All the three patients showed improvement in lipid values. There was no change in weight or BMI was noted. Conclusion-Hence, it can be concluded that Kutaki is safe and effective in dyslipidemia for normalization of lipid in the blood due to its lekhana, Kapha Medohara (alleviation of vitiated Kapha and Meda) properties.

Key words: Dyslipidemia, Kutaki, lekhana , medoroga, Picrorhiza kurroa.

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