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A CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF YUVANA PIDIKA W.S.R. TO ACNE VULGARIS

Savita* and Sharma Ashok Kumar

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Acne vulgaris is the formation of comedowns, papules, pustules, nodules, and/or cysts as a result of obstruction and inflammation of pilosebaceous units (hair follicles and their accompanying sebaceous gland). Acne develops on the face and upper trunk. It most often affects adolescents. Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis are common pus-forming microbes responsible for the development of various forms of acne vulgaris. In Ayurveda it is described under the Mukhadushika or Yuvana pidika which is type of Kshudra-roga. It is generally androgenic disease which is seen at puberty on both sexes. Today due to imbalanced life style (Apathya) and heavy pollution this problem increasing day by day. Guru-ahar, Madhya, Anidra, Upvas, Krodha, Santap, Savbhava are some causative factor of Yuvana pidika. It is generally due to vitiation of Vata, Kapha and Rakta having Shalmali like eruption on face. In Ayurveda for the treatment of Yuvana pidika (Kshudra-roga) mainly two type of Chikitsa are described i.e. Shodhana-chikitsa and Shamana-chikitsa. The Shamanachikitsa includes various types of Lepa and Pralepa. In this review article, we tried to highlight Ayurvedic Management of Acne vulgaris (Yuvana pidika) mentioned in Ayurveda with scientific justification.

Keywords: Acne vulgaris, Yuvana pidika, Shaman-chikitsa, Ayurvedic drugs.


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