Clinical Efficacy of Chitrakadi Gutika in Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease- A Case Study
Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is a condition defined by excessive fat accumulation in the form of triglycerides in liver. NAFLD can be interpreted as Santarpanajanya Vyadhi (Disease caused due to over nourishment) with Kaphapradhana Tridosha dushti getting Sthanasamsraya (localised) in Yakrut (liver). A 37 year old female patient with abdominal discomfort and fatigue since 2 weeks came with an USG showing Grade 1 fatty liver. Patient was advised to take Chitrakadi Gutika 2 tablets twice daily after food with Anupana Takra (Buttermilk as adjuvant) for 3 months. Chitrakadi Gutika is a formulation mentioned in Caraka Samhita Grahaniroga Chikitsa, having Kaphamedohara, Deepana, Pachana properties. At the end of the study,the fatty infilteration of liver was reverted to normal. The drug Chitrakadi Gutika is effective in the management of NAFLD.