ROLE OF KARANJADI ANJANA IN MANAGEMENT OF BLEPHARITIS
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lid margin. It is characterized by a variety of clinical manifestations which often includes alteration of ocular surface. The concept of blepharitis was also present in Indian system of medicine i.e. Ayurveda . The clinical features of Shyava vartma, Klinna vartma and Krimigranthi is described by the Sushruta, Vagbhata, Yoga ratnakar and Madhava Nidana resembled with clinical features of blepharitis. Numerous uses of drugs and attempts have been
... empts have been tried to treat this disease, but it is still with us Re-activation and recurrence is also a major fact regarding the disease. Thus, the rich treasure of Ayurveda was explored and one formulation from Astang-hridaya was picked up for scientific clinical evaluation in the treatment of blepharitis. Aim of the study was to compare the effect of Karanjadi anjana in management of blepharitis with control group (Antibiotic and steroid ointment) and placebo group (Vaseline petroleum jelly). 20 Patients were registered in each group and treated with their respective drug. Karanadi anjana shows better results in itching, burning sensation, irritation and watering than control and placebo group. Karanjadi anjana can be used as safe and cost-effective treatment for management of blepharitis.