Abstract : In the present clinical study 60 Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis) patients were registered from the O.P.D. & I.P.D., Department of Kayachikitsa (General Medicine), Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 50 patients completed the treatment out of 60 and 10 patients left the treatment before completion of the therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of selected Ayurvedic medicine and local application in the management of Amavata (Rheumatoid arthritis). The treatment schedule was that 1gm Simhanada guggulu (Ayurvedic pill medicine) orally twice a day with lukewarm water & Dusturadhi lepa (Ayurvedic paste medicine) applied locally over affected joints mixed with juice of datura leaves for 3 months. On the basis of observations and the results of this present study it can be concluded that effect of the trial drugs i.e.Simhanada Guggulu and Local Application are almost equally effective like Standard group of Diclofenac Sodium in majority of the symptoms of amavata.
Keyword : Amavata, Rheumatoid arthritis, Simhanada guggulu, local application