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AYURVEDIC VIEW ON VICHARCHIKA AND IT’S MANAGEMENT

Manish Rajak* and Ramesh Prasad

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Agada Tantra is the branch of Astanga Ayurveda its deal with Asthawara and Jangama Visha. Vicharchika is a type of kshudra kushtha often encountered by Ayurvedic Dermatologists charactereized with symptoms namely kandu, srava, pidika and shyava varna. Vicharchika is often correlated to eczema based on the clinical presentations. No satisfactory treatment is available in contemporary medical practise. Main line of treatmentfor vicharchika ia Ayurveda is Shodhan & Shaman. In the Ayurvedic text all skin diseases were included under the Kushtharog. Which is classified in two divisions i.e. Mahakushtha and Kshudrakushtha. Vicharchika is described under Kshudrakushtha. The clinical presentation of Vicharchika similar to Eczema in modern dermatology. Eczema is characterized by dry itchy skin with areas of poorly demarcated erythema and scale. In the acute phase eczema may be vesicular and oozing, in the chronic phase it may become hyperpigmented and lichenified (thickened). Excoriations (scratch marks) are frequently seen. The modern science has greatly advanced, particularly in dermatology but there is no specific medicaments for sure cure of eczema but symptomatic treatments like steroids are used, but they produce serious side effects like nephrotoxicity, osteoporosis, skin cancer etc. Modern pharmacology whole body. It brings a balance of body, mind and spirit. Ayurveda believes that All Dosha in balance is essential for well-being. offers treatment for the symptom of eczema. However, it does not provide treatment for the root. Therefore, recurrence is very common. Ayurveda offers treatment for the root of eczema by cleansing vitiated Dosha and balancing the Dosha and Dhatus.

Keywords: Agada Tantra, Vicharchika, Eczema, Kushtharoga.


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