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2022 Feb 01

J Ayurveda Integr Med

A randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effect of GandhakaRasayana rectal suppository in post operative pain management of ano-rectal disorders.


Deshpande R, Prakash N S, Swaroop M, Muralimohan M, Shetty A
J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2022 Feb 01:100485.
PMID: 35120806.


Poorly managed post-operative pain can lead to complications and prolonged rehabilitation. Pain Management after ano-rectal surgery becomes important as it could hamper day to day activities, disturb sleep, alter appetite and bowel evacuations and decrease the quality of life. According to Acharya Sushrutha, pain (Shoola) cannot be produced without Vata dosha and Shoola (pain) is inevitable after Shastra (surgical) Karma (procedure) for which Basti (enema) is usually the management of choice. Rectal suppositories are one such dosage form that are extensively used in post-operative pain management especially after ano-rectal surgery.