Author(s): Shrivas Yogita, Tiwari G N, Shamkuwar Sujata, Shamkuwar Manoj
Sickle cell anaemia a type of genetic hemoglobinopathy, is common in Africa, American blacks and aboriginal tribes in Central India. The present study was planned with a hope to provide better quality of life to the sickle cell patients. To find out a satisfactory solution through Ayurveda, a compound of Gomed, Kasisa and Mandur Bhasma was selected. All these Bhasmas are said to be haematinics and are effective in the management of anaemia in children. A randomized controlled study was performed in children of sickle cell anaemia with one group treated with Bhasma compound and other with folic acid. Compound of Gomed-Mandur-Kasisa Bhasma (GMK compound) was found significantly effective in the management of sickle cell anaemia.