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A REVIEW OF EFFECT OF HARIDRA ON SHITAPITTA(URTICARIA)

Dr. Abhilasha C. Lagad* and Dr. Sadananda V. Deshapande

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Shitpitta Udarda, Kotha are types of skin disorders. These can be correlated with Urticaria in modern science. These are mentioned as three separate disorders in Ayurveda. Burning sensation and itching all over the body are predominant symptoms. Haridra i.e. Curcuma Longa is very effective in Shitapitta. As mentioned in Ayurveda, taste of Haridra is tikta and Kashaya. Qualities are laghu, and potency is hot. Post digestion effect is Katu. Due to the potency it can prevent blood clotting. All these properties of haridra make it usefull in skin diseases and enhances skin complexion. Accourding to modern pharmacology, Curcuma Longa is antibacterial, antihistaminic and anti- inflammatory in nature.

Keywords: Shitapitta, Udarda, Kotha, Haridra.


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