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TO EVALUATE THE EFFICACY OF KUSHTHADI CHURNA AS AVCHURNAN & KUSHTHADI LEPA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VICHARCHIKA ALONG WITH NAVKASHAYA

Dr. Sandhya Maurya*, Dr. Om Prakash Singh and Dr. Jaya Saklani Kala

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Ayurveda is a clinical science and its concepts and principles are moulded in such a way that it becomes useful in clinical parlance. It is the duty of scholar of the Ayurveda to prove these Ayurveda principles in front of the world in better way to show its scientific utility in terms of countable objectivity rather than subjectivity. The agonizing skin ailments are hunting the mankind since ages past. Ayurveda reached the zenith of knowledge regarding skin diseases as depicted in classical description. Skin diseases are narrated in Ayurveda Samhitas under the heading of Kushtha and clear-cut description of the disease Vicharchika is present. Vicharchika to a greater extent resembles Eczema. According to Charaka, the ancient medical authority Ayurveda is characterized by skin eruption with dark discoloration, itching and profuse discharge. Authors like Vagabhatta, Madhavkara and Bhavmishra are in agreement with him whereas Sushruta, „the father of surgery‟ has mentioned the symptoms as dryness of the skin with intensive itching and marked innings. For desirable therapeutic drug concentration at the target site, local application of drug is essential part in the management of Vicharchika. It provides highest drug concentration at the target site. It can be frequently used. Skin has been considered as a promising route of drug administration due to its accessibility on larger surface area. Topical drug delivery system designed to deliver a variety of drugs to the body through diffusion across the skin layers. Charaka Samhita has described the formulation of KUSHTHADI CHURNA in Sutra Sthana Ch 3/10-11. 2. Chakradatta has described the formulation of NAVKASHAYA in Ch.40/58. It is to be given internally. It has anti pruritic, anti-inflammatory, blood purification Property.

Keywords: Vicharchika, Navkashaya, Kushthadi churna, Kushthadi Lepa, Skin, Kushtha.


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