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Abstract

MANAGEMENT OF SHVITRA (VITILIGO) BY AN AYURVEDIC REGIME -A CASE STUDY

Dr. Divya Kamalkar*, Dr. Tirunagari Swami, Dr. Anil kale and Dr. Samiksha Bhalerao

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In Ayurveda skin diseases come under Kushtha, Charak Samhita explained Shvitra deeply in Kushtha chikitsa. In Sushrut Samhita it is called Kilas instead of Shvitra and mostly used as synonyms. The word Shvitra means white patch without Kandu and inflammation, it can present anywhere on body,but shvitra which is present on Oshtha,Guda Pradesh are considered as Asadhya.It is not lifethreatening disease but has morbid social and Psychological implications causing cases of severe mental disturbance and depression. Patients suffering from this disorder carry a social stigma and are usually considered to be an outcast. In Ayurvedic management of vitiligo first shodhana by virechana is important then treatment is followed by internal medicine (Khadirarist, bakuchi and guduchi satva) and External application(hartala bakuchi gomutra lepa). The current case study shown a reduction in the size of hypopigmented patches as well as the improvement psychological profile of the patient.

Keywords: Vitiligo, Shvitra, Hypopigmentation patch, bakuchi, melanocytes, hartala.


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