A comparative study on Naladadi Ghrita in attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder with Kushmanda Ghrita

Kshama Gupta, Prasad Mamidi


Background: Attention–Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorder.
Children with ADHD have been found to have cognitive deficits, lower IQ, impaired social relationships with in the family and
with peers as well as poor study skills and lower academic achievement. ADHD prevalence is estimated to be 5% for the Indian paediatric population. The persistence of these problems highlights the need for effective treatment. Objective: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the comparative effect of Naladadi Ghrita with Kushmanda Ghrita in reducing the signs and symptoms of ADHD. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 subjects with ADHD satisfying the DSM‑IV TR diagnostic criteria were selected and divided in to two groups by following randomisation method. Trial group received Naladadi Ghrita 5 ml twice a day and control group received Kushmanda Ghrita 5 ml twice a day for 1 month. Two assessments were done before and after the treatment. Criterion of assessment was based on the scoring of ADHD Rating Scale. Paired and unpaired ‘t’‑test was used for statistical analysis.
Results and Conclusion: Naladadi Ghrita and Kushmanda Ghrita both were effective on ADHD Rating Scale and they provided
35%, 38.68% of relief, respectively (P < 0.001). The difference in between the both groups was statistically insignificant (P > 0.05).
Key words: ADHD rating scale, attention–deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Kushmanda ghrita, Naladadi ghrita

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