Clinical study on effectiveness of panchakola syrup in the management of agnimandya (loss of appetite) in children


  • Dr Vijayalaxmi Mallannavar Ayurveda
  • Vismay I C
  • Prof. Dr Shailaja U
  • Dr Chandana Lakshmi


Children, Agnimandya, Loss of appetite, Panchakola syrup


Background: About 50% of children experience loss of appetite during their growing age. Ill interest towards eating food, tastelessness and loss of appetite can mostly be traced back to poor digestion. In Ayurveda all these features are because of Agnimandya. Mandagni (reduced digestive juices ) is the root cause for all the diseases, hence it is very important keep the agni (Digestive Enzymes ) at its optimal level. Objective: This research work was carried out with the aim to study effectiveness of Panchakola Syrup on Agnimandhya in children between the age group of 3 to 6 years. Panchakola comprises Pippali (Piper longum), Pippalimula (root of Piper longum), Chavya (Piper chaba Hunter), Chitraka (Plumbago zelynica) and Nagara (Zingiber officinale) in equal proportion and phanta was prepared meanwhile Guda paaka was prepared and later Panchakola syrup was prepared by mixing Panchakola phanta and Gudapaka.. Intervention: Panchakola Syrup 5ml thrice a day, half hour before food for 7 days orally. Methodology: This study is a single arm open labelled prospective clinical trial on 20 children with Agnimandya with pre and post design. Pretest assessment of subjective parameters was done using a special scoring pattern on day 1 day 4 and day 8 of the treatment. Results and conclusion: The study has shown statistically significant reduction in the subjective parameters with the P value 0.005. hence it was inferred that the intervention selected for the present study Panchakola Syrup is effective in the management of Agnimandya in children between the age group of 3-6 years.

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Mallannavar, D. V., Vismay I C, Prof. Dr Shailaja U, & Dr Chandana Lakshmi. (2024). Clinical study on effectiveness of panchakola syrup in the management of agnimandya (loss of appetite) in children. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 12(1). Retrieved from



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