Abstract : Pain and discomfort are the most common factor to reduce worker’s work efficiency while working in the restaurant or anywhere. Due to continuous work performance inside the restaurant kitchen the workers actually become mentally and physically tired. They suffer pain in various body parts such as upper and lower back, leg/feet pain, shoulder pain, pain in hands etc. to reduce these ailments the workers are required to take rest or some kind of medical treatment. Because of this reason specifically this area had been taken for research purpose to decrease the pain and discomfort experienced by the workers who are working inside the restaurant kitchen. For the present study 120 workers were selected from the four south Indian restaurants i.e. Sri Nidhi Sagar, Raaga the family restaurant, Tamarind and Inchara the family restaurant, Bangalore city, Karnataka State. Descriptive research design was used for the present study. Purposive sampling procedure was followed to select the sample and data was gathered by interview method.
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