Background: Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common and most prevalent ailments, familiar to all with an equal distribution more or less throughout the world, rather without any exception to the developed and under developed countries. Repeated attack and improper management of the disease leads to many complications like recurrent sinusitis, nasal polyps, serous otitis media, orthodontic problems etc.
Objective: To evaluate the role of Ayurvedic Formulations in the management of Allergic rhinitis
Materials and methods: The study was executed as on open label, multicentric, prospective clinical study executed at (CARI, New Delhi and CARI, Mumbai). Sixty participants aged between 18 and 65 years, having the symptoms of Allergic rhinitis were enrolled in the study as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The intervention given to the participants were Ayush VPR (3.5gm) in the form of Churna (powder) twice a day with honey and Ghrita (clarified butter) after food, Shirishadi Kwath (20 ml) twice a day, orally in empty stomach and Nasya (intranasal drug administration) with Anutaila for 07 days for two consecutive cycles with the interval of seven days. The assessment was done every week. Total duration of intervention was 28 days followed by follow up of 28 days on the interval of 14 days. The primary outcome was assessed by seeing the change in the CARAT (Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test) scorewith Mauchly’s test of sphericity (b).
Results: The mean CARAT score was found to reduce subsequently from baseline to 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th day. A significant improvement in the mean total CARAT score (p < 0.001) was observed after 28th day of treatment and also at the end of the 56th day in comparison to baseline (Mauchly's Test of Sphericity (b) Measure)
Conclusion: The Ayurvedic formulations, Shirishadi Kwath, Ayush VPR and Anutaila are safe and significantly reduced rhinorrhea, nasal itching, Sneezing fits, nasal congestion, and nasal obstruction. The present study reveals that Ayurvedic treatment according to the line of treatment of Vataja Pratishyaya provided highly significant relief from Allergic rhinitis.