The Efficacy of “Kuka Cough Syrup” in the Management of Acute Cough and Throat Irritation.
Kasa or cough is a condition of coughing. It is a disease itself & also occurs associated with other disease conditions like common cold, flu, respiratory tract infection etc. Kuka cough syrup is an Ayurvedic proprietary medicine from Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd. It contains potent & well described active ingredients i.e. Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica), Kulanjan (Alpinia galangal), Yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum) & Satpudina (Mentha piperata). This study has been planned to evaluate the effect of the same on acute cough & throat irritation. In order to evaluate the effect of Kuka cough syrup, subjects aged b/w 18 to 70 years. were enrolled into the study. The subjects between the ages of 18-70 years were advised to take one kuka cough syrup 10 ml (2 tsf) orally, four times a day before meals with warm water for a period of 7 days. Laboratory investigations were performed on Day 0. Clinical parameters physical health status & immunity health questionnaires were assessed at Day 0 & Day 14. This study is open labelled, single arm, single centric, interventional study. The final study outcome shows an improvement in day time coughing, night time coughing, throat irritation.
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