Evaluation of khadiradikavalagraham in promoting oral hygiene among secondary and higher secondary school children


  • Ankush Jagota Assistant professor P.G. Deptt.ofswasthavritta ,VYDSAM Khurja U.P.
  • Ankita Thakur Lect. P.G. Deptt.Of Panchakarma ,RGGPGAC PaprolaKangra H.P.
  • CharuSupriya MD Scholar 2nd Year Deptt.RogNidan,RGGPGACPaprolaKangra H.P.
  • Jayan D Associate professor, Deptt.ofswasthavritta,Govt. Ayurveda College Kannur,Kerala
  • T.P. Sarasa Professor & HOD, Deptt.ofswasthavritta,Govt. Ayurveda College Tripunithura, Kerala.


Debris, Plaque, Calculus, Gingivitis, KhadiradiKavalagraham


In current era, the oral problems are faced by people irrespective of age and gender due to the change in daily routine and food habits. Children are more prone to Oral problems as they consume food which is unhealthy. Oral problems include a number of period ontological issues leading to ill oral health. This constitutes a complex combination of different problems related to gingival, teeth and tongue hence the precise prevalence rate cannot be determined in particular age groups.   Acharyas have explained the importance of Dinacharya in day today life. Here special reference about Kavalagraham has been mentioned. AcharyaVagbhata have indicated   Khadiradikavalagraham for oral hygiene which contains drugs that   comprises of Katu, Tiktha and KashayaRasas , possess the qualities of DantaShodhana, VranaShodhana and Ropana . Thus enables to overcome the ill oral health and maintains a good oral hygiene.


Interventional pre-post test without control


Present clinical trial was aimed to assess the Khadiradikavalagraham in promoting oral hygiene among secondary and higher secondary school children. Total 179 children were assessed on oral hygiene index to select the final 30, who match up with the inclusion and exclusion criteria. The duration of thetherapy was 30 days and assessment had done every month up to three months after therapy started. All subjects completed the treatment procedure. The results were statistically analyzed.


After 30 days of KhadiradiKavalagraham there was significant levels of reduction in symptoms like Halitosis (p<0.001), Anorexia (p<0.05), Tongue coating (p<0.001), Oral hygiene index (p<0.001), Plaque index (0.001), gingival index (p<0.001)

Motivation success rate (MSR) was 53.72, which falls into the category of 50 < MSR < 70; OHMSI = 3 ; OHMSI, which implies that study was moderately successful in promoting the oral hygiene of school children.


Thepractice of KhadiradiKavalagraham was effective in promoting oral hygiene among selected secondary and higher secondary school children.