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EVALUATION OF ANTIOBESITY PROPERTIES OF AYURVEDIC INTERVENTION VACHA KUTAKI YOGA- “AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY”
Dr. Anil Mangal*, A. D. Jadhav, Uma Mangal and Pratap Makhija
Obesity has become an increasing global health problem among all socio-economic groups and leading to various complications like diabetes, cardio vascular diseases and osteoarthritis knee which are responsible for morbidity & mortality. Ayurvedic approach to pathogenesis of medoroga or sthaulya can provide solution in managing rising cases of obesity among population by using various preparations. Vacha kutaki yoga is one of such Ayurvedic preparations. An observational study was design with the aim to assess the clinical efficacy and safety of Vacha kutaki yoga in the management of obesity through clinical symptoms, Body Mass Index (BMI), measurement of abdomen, chest, thigh, arm circumference and laboratory investigation on 100 patients of obesity (medoroga or sthaulya). Vacha kutaki yoga 1 gm (two capsules of 500 mg) thrice daily with lukewarm water for 12 weeks were used in all study participants. Clinical symptoms, BMI and circumference of body parts reduced significantly from baseline to the end of the treatment in completed 84 subjects aged between 12-60 years of both sexes. This study demonstrated the effectiveness of Vacha kutaki yoga in the management of obesity (medoroga or sthaulya).[Full Text Article]