Iron Deficiency Anaemia (which is described under the disease Panduroga in
Ayurveda) is a worldwide problem with the highest prevalence in developing countries.
According to WHO, the prevalence of Anaemia in pregnancy in South East Asia is
around 56%. In India incidence of anaemia in pregnancy has been noted as high as
40-80%. 15%- 22% of maternal mortality has been estimated due to Anaemia during
pregnancy (Source: Health Information of India-2004)
In Ayurveda, detailed description concerning the etiology, pathogenesis, classification
and management of Anaemia (Panduroga) is available .It is observed that the
symptoms found in anaemia are similar with the symptoms that occur in Pandu Roga.
It is also observed that the classical treatments administered in such conditions,
alleviate the symptoms of anaemia without any side effect. The conventional iron
therapy for anaemia is only palliative and associated with side effects on long term use,
leaving a scope for research on alternative modalities.
This monograph is based on the data of multicentric open clinical trial of selected
Ayurvedic drug in iron deficiency anaemia conducted at12 peripheral research institutes
of the Council during 2007 to 2009. The scientific research studies were focused on
establishing the clinical safety and efficacy of Dhatri Lauha.
The publication of this monograph could be possible with the active involvement,
cooperation and sincere efforts of the Incharges, Investigators and technical/non
technical staff of the participating institutes. I appreciate the efforts made by the officers
and staff of the involved institutes in bringing out this monograph.
The untiring efforts made by Mr. D.G Nimje (Stenographer) and Mr. Prasanto (DEO)
in bringing out this publication in attractive shape are worth mentioning.
I hope this monograph would receive the attention of academicians, scientists,
physicians, research scholars and students for sustainable utilisation of benefits of
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