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EFFECT OF KUSHTHADYA LEPA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KUSTHA

Dr. Upasana Mishra*, Dr. Anita Sharma and Dr. Pradeep Saroj

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Skin is a primary external covering and largest organ of human body mostly affected by fungal infections. Skin diseases are common manifestation in present era and more so frequent in the elder age. In ayurveda all the skin disorders have been mentioned under the broad heading of kustha. It is a Tridoshaja Vyadhi where Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa and Ambu are the main Dushyas. Kustha affects the population of all the age group. In ayurveda Nidana, Poorvarupa, Samprapti mentioned for Kustha. Incidence rate of kustha gradually increasing day to day because of improper Vihara like uncleanliness of body, sharing cloths of others etc. Kustha can be diagnosed by symptoms like Pidika, daha, shrava, Vaivarnya, Kandu, Twakshunyata, toda, kotha, romaharsha, bhrama, karshnya. Which are managed by Shodhana, Shamana and Bahiparimarjana (topical) Chikitsa. Local application works faster due to physiological effect of heat on the skin. As per the need of fast life of today’s society, Bahiparimarjana in the form of Lepa was selected which is easily done and act as Sthanika Chikitsa for fast relief. So we can use the Kushthaya lepa in Kustha patient which is mention by acharya charka. The ingredients of Kushthaya lepa is possessing Shodhana & Kustahara property. The results revealed significant effect of Lepa in various subjective parameters like Kandu, colour and number of Mandala, number of Pidika after treatment.

Keywords: Kustha, Bahiparimarjana, Kushthaya lepa.


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