Journal of Clinical Rheumatology in Ayurveda

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9--14

Usefulness of polyherbal Unani formulations on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis: A pretest and posttest evaluation study


Asfia Tarannum1, Arshiya Sultana2, Khaleequr Rahman3 
1 Department of Moalajat (General Medicine), MIJ Unani Medical College, and HARK Hospital, Varsova, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Amraze Niswan wa Ilmul Qabalat (Obstetrics and Gynecology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Ilmus Saidla (Pharmacy), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Arshiya Sultana
Flat No.002, 6 and 7 Ranganatha Regency, 12th Cross, 2nd Main, Annapoorneshwari Nagar, Bangalore - 560 091, Karnataka
India

Objectives: To evaluate the usefulness of a selected polyherbal Unani formulation on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index (AFI) of knee Osteoarthritis (OA). Materials and Methods: Patients (n = 23) diagnosed with OA were recruited from the Nizamia General Hospital, Hyderabad to conduct a prospective, pre- and post-evaluation study. A combination of Unani herbs was given internally twice daily i.e., 3 g powder of Asgandh (1 g), Gule baboona (2 g), Bozidan (1 g), and Suranjan shireen (2 g). Topically, the paste of powdered Suranjan talkh (7 g) along with Roghane baboona (20 ml) was applied over the affected knee-joint, one-hour-twice for 40 days. The main outcome measure was to observe significant reduction in modified Lequesne AFI for knee OA after using the Unani formulations. Results: The mean Lequesne AFI Score pre- and post-test was 9.9 (1.58) and 2.05 (2.06) respectively (P < 0.0001). The mean percentage reduction of Lequense AFI score was 79.29%. Conclusion: The present study, demonstrates that the Unani herbal approach selected for this study are effective in ameliorating the severity of pain and improving knee function in patients suffering with knee OA.


How to cite this article:
Tarannum A, Sultana A, Rahman K. Usefulness of polyherbal Unani formulations on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis: A pretest and posttest evaluation study.ASL Muscuskel Dis 2013;1:9-14


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Tarannum A, Sultana A, Rahman K. Usefulness of polyherbal Unani formulations on Lequesne Algo-Functional Index of knee osteoarthritis: A pretest and posttest evaluation study. ASL Muscuskel Dis [serial online] 2013 [cited 2017 Mar 27 ];1:9-14
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