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Abstract

EFFICACY OF VIDARIKANDA (PUERARIA TUBEROSE) CHURNA IN KLAIBYA (ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION): A DOUBLE BLIND, PLACEBO CONTROLLED, CLINICAL TRIAL

Dr. Anand Katti*, Dr. Nagarajgouda Malipatil, Dr. Sridhar Reddy, Dr. Rajashekar. K Bagavati, Dr. Shreevathsa

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Sexual health and function are important determinants
of quality of life. Klaibya is mentioned as one among the
shukrapradoshaja vikara in Ayurveda. This concept is arbitrarily
accepted as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). The drugs used to treat ED in
Contemporary Medicine have been reported unsuccessful and it has
many side effects, there is always a quest for newer drug, in this
regard, the Vidarikanda (Pueraria tuberose) a well-known ayurvedic
Vajikarana drug was selected for the study. Materials and Methods:
Institutional ethics committee approved protocol was carried out. 31
patients diagnosed as Klaibya were randomly recruited in to two
groups. Randomization was done using numbered, identical containers. Sexual parameters
were considered for the assessment of the treatment. Drug and placebo were administered at a
dose of 6 grams in two divided dose after food, administered orally for a period of 30 days.
Results and Discussion: Vidarikanda churna showed statistically significant results in
parameters such as “sexual desire”, “Erection”, and “Penile rigidity” with P value is 0.038,
0.008, and 0.006 respectively. Patients receiving placebo showed statistically insignificant
results on sexual parameters. As Vidarikanda possess madhura rasa, madhura vipaka, guru,
snighda guna, the efficacy can be attributed to vrushya, balya, Rasayana karma of
Vidarikanda Conclusion: Vidarikanda Churna used in this study was effective in Erectile
Dysfunction.

Keywords: Klaibya, Erectile dysfunction, Vidarikanda churna.


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