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ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS (EKAKUSTHA) – A CASE STUDY

Dr. Vijaykumar U. Gawai, Dr. Deokumar W. Raut, Dr. Rajendrakumar S. Rahangdale*, Dr. Manjiri Saraf and Dr. Jayashri G. Tayade

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Psoriasis or Ekakushtha is a type of Kshudrakushtha described in the Ayurvedic classics. Psoriasis is a common skin disorder encountered in the clinical practice. The classical symptoms of Ekakushtha, as described in the Ayurvedic texts resembles with psoriasis. This disorder may affect people of any age. In modern science psoriasis is treated with Corticosteroids and topical therapy etc. This therapy is having serious side effects and temporarily relief i.e. the tendency of recurrence of the symptoms is high. In Ayurveda, its treatment is described on the basis of three principles - Shodhan, Shamana, and Nidana parivarjana. Ayurveda provides long lasting results and better life to patient. A present case was carried out in Balroga OPD at Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nanded, Maharashtra. The treatment has shown marked improvement and relieving all symptoms of patient.

Keywords: Psoriasis, Shodhan, Shamana, Nidanparivarjana.


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