DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20214411

Evaluating effects of allo-vedic preparation Raj Nirwan Bati on symptomatic cases of COVID-19 at a tertiary level health care facility in rural setting of northern India

Raj Kumar, Ramakant Yadav, Ramakant Rawat, Naresh P. Singh, Indra K. Sharma, Prashant Yadav

Abstract


Background: The present pandemic of COVID-19 has created a huge pressure on the current health system of the world as the burden is increasing exponentially day by day. Study evaluated the effect of the novel allo-vedic formulation named Raj Nirwan Bati (RNB) on the clinical symptoms, microbiological, bio-chemical, haematological and radiological profile of patients of COVID-19.

Methods: Prospective single arm, non- randomized clinical trial was conducted which enrolled 40 reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) confirmed patients of severe acute respiratory syndrome corona virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2). Each patient was given one dosage of RNB twice a day for 10 days. Patients were evaluated on the clinical symptoms, microbiological, bio-chemical, haematological and radiological profile of patients of COVID-19. Cochran’s Q tests was used to assess statistical significance.

Results: The study revealed that 31 (77.5%) of the COVID-19 cases were having mild, 6 (15%) moderate and 3 (7.5%) having severe form of illness. The association between absence of clinical symptom (fever, cough, breathlessness, sore throat, fatigue and myalgia) and the day of evaluation (first, fifth and tenth day) after start of RNB intervention was found to be statistically significant (p<0.001, p<0.001, p=0.002, p<0.001, p<0.001 and p<0.001) respectively. Thirty (75.0%) of the cases on RNB intervention became negative for SARS-CoV-2 after day 5 on naso-pharyngeal and oro-pharyngeal RT-PCR testing (p<0.001). Statistically significant association was observed only for changes in proportion of cases with elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) values and C-reactive protein (CRP) positive from day 1 to day 10 of RNB intervention (p<0.001).

Conclusions: RNB may be considered a drug to fight against COVID-19.


Keywords


COVID-19, Ayurvedic medicine, SARS-CoV-2, RT-PCR

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