Effect of Selected Sri Lankan Traditional Formulae on Pinasa (Catarrh)-A Single Case Study
Pinasa (Catarrh) is a disease that an inflammatory process seen in respiratory tract and mucus membrane. Pinasa and its complications influence on ordinary life styles by decreasing the efficiency of an individual. In this case report 57 years aged male patient of Pinasa was treated with the herbal decoctions and herbal powders which were administered internally for a period of one month. Clinical features were assessed according to the prepared grading system and clinical improvements were recorded in a proforma. Complete relief was observed in sneezing daily in the morning, nasal discharges of watery phlegm, frontal headache, itching in both the eyes, tearing from eyes and intermittent disturbance to the clarity of voice. Moderate improvement was observed in redness of the eyes. Dipana, Pacana, Agni vardhaka, Pinashara and Kapha Vatha Shamaka properties of the administered herbal preparations may be influenced on palliate the Pinasa condition of the patient. Hence, this study has been revealed the effectiveness of the treatment protocols and their potency in the aspects of curing and preventing from Pinasa (Catarrh).