The present study aims to evaluate the effect of Phalatrikādi kwātha in the management of KoshthaśākhāśritaKāmalā (hepatocellular jaundice) on the basis of various clinical and laboratorial parameters.
The clinical manifestations of Koshthaśākhāśrita Kāmalā are very much similar to that of hepatocellular jaundice. There are several causes of hepatocellular jaundice but viral hepatitis, alcoholic liver disease, drug-induced hepatitis are the common among them.
The trial drug Phalatrikādi Kwātha, consisting of eight herbal drugs (āmalakī, harītakī, vibhītaka, guduci, kutakī, nimba, kirātatikta and vāsā) is a very useful preparation indicated by Śārangdhara for the management of Kāmalā Roga.
All the 50 registered patients were assessed on clinical and laboratorial parameters to evaluate the effect of Phalatrikādi kwātha in the management of Koshthaśākhāśrita Kāmalā. Initially there was slow but steady clinical recovery but later on patients showed very fast recovery in clinical symptoms. Significant reduction in serum bilirubin, S.G.O.T, S.G.P.T, ALP and significant increase in Hb%, total serum protein, serum albumin justifies the curative effect of phalatrikādi kwātha in Koshthaśākhāśrita Kāmalā.
KEY WORDS: Phalatrikādi Kwātha, Koshthaśākhāśrita Kāmalā, Hepatocellular Jaundice.