A study evaluating the effect of Punarnava Mool Churna in physiological jaundice
Neonatal jaundice is one of the most common problems found in infants. The present study reports the intervention of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) for managing physiological jaundice. It can be correlated with Koshtha-ashrita Kamala of Ayurvedic texts. In this study, 60 healthy new borns with yellowish tinge and increased TSB were selected & randomly divided into 2 groups (30 patients in each group), out of which 4 patients from group B were dropped out. Group A was treated with Punarnava mool churna while group B was untreated group. There were 3 follow ups, 1st after 7 days, 2nd after 15 days & 3rd after 30 days, from the starting of the trail. Assessment of the effect of the therapy has been done on the basis of the subjective criteria (according to Kramer’s rule) & objective criteria (according to lab investigation). Statistical analysis of the groups show the highly significant results (P<0.001) but group A shows more significant results than group B.