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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: October | Volume: 7 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 186-196

Comparative Study of Kundur (Boswellia Serrata) and Tareeq (Diaphoresis) In the Management of Samne Mufrit (Obesity) - A Randomised Clinical Trial

Sabiha Fatima1, Tanzeel Ahmad2, Mohd Shahid3, Ghulamuddin Sofi4

1Senior research Fellow, Department of Dermatology, AIIMS, Delhi, India
2Professor, Department of Moalajat, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, AMU, Aligarh, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Moalajat, Hakim Rais Unani Medical College and Hospital, Sambhal, India
4Reader, Department of Ilmul Advia, National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bengaluru, India

Corresponding Author: Sabiha Fatima


Background & Objectives: Obesity is emerging as a major health problem worldwide which still defies all sorts of treatment approaches and stares in face attending morbidity and mortality. The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Kundur (Boswellia serrata) and Tareeq (Diaphoresis) in the management of Samne Mufrit (Obesity).
Methods: In this randomised three arm comparative clinical study, 48 consecutive obese adults (BMI 30-39.9 kg/m2) aged 20-60 years of either gender were randomly allocated (1:1:1) into three groups. Group A treated with (Kundur gum resin powder 3 gm orally once in the morning, group B treated with (Tareeq through steam bath for 15 min every 4th day in first 4 weeks then once weekly in next 4 weeks) and group C provided with (Kundur along with Tareeq with same dose and duration as mentioned in group A and B) for consecutive 8 weeks. Calorie controlled diet and brisk walk for 30 minutes advised to each group. Efficacy assessment based on subjective and objective parameters determined on baseline, 28th and 56th day, while safety assessment done only at baseline and after the treatment. One-way ANOVA, student paired t test, Chi square and Fisher Exact tests used for data analysis.
Results: Among 45 patients who completed the study, statistically significant weight reduction (p<0.01) occurs in the consequential order as group C > group A > group B. Significant (p<0.01) reduction in anthropometric indices (body mass index, waist circumference, waist hip ratio, skin-fold thickness) and improvement in obesity-associated symptoms (restriction of movement, joint pain, breathlessness, fatigue) found in all groups. None of the parameters has exhibited any side effects due to these interventions.
Conclusion: The findings illustrated that use of either Kundur or Tareeq or Kundur along with Tareeq appears safe and effective for the management of obesity.

Key words: Samne mufrit, Obesity, Tareeq, Kundur, Management

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