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MANAGEMENT OF PEDIATRIC AGE GROUP VITILIGO THROUGH CLASSICS BASED SELF MADE AYURVEDIC EXTERNAL TOPICAL MEDICATION (DHYAS POWDER) AND BAKUCHI OIL – A CASE STUDY

Kapil Patil*, Dr. Rakesh Nagar, Mahendra Gangwar and Nilima Chaudhari

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Background: Vitiligo also known as Leucoderma is a hypopigmentary autoimmune disorder which destroy the melanocytes in the skin and produces white blotches over body. Its prevalence rate between 3 to 4% in India and 1% of world population. In Ayurveda Vitiligo can be correlated to Shwitra, is harmless but a very serious cosmetic problem which affect the emotional, psychological and social well- being of affected person which results in depression which may hamper their future. Modern and AYUSH systems of medicines mentioned many medicines and therapies in classics and also many products available in market for Vitiligo but majority amongst them is not that much effective may be due to unstandardized procedures or raw materials used. Many of Ayurvedic medicines advised for Shwitra is to be taken after “Virechana” Panchkarma procedure which is some times very difficult to conduct in children’s and many times it is mentioned in classics that it is contraindicated in Pediatrics age group because of Alpa Bala (Immature immune system) due to this the proper effects of medicines can’t be seen. So, the efforts made in this regards to make such effective medicine for children’s that may be used very easily and without any difficult Panchkarma procedure. This may become a new hope in acute and acquired Vitiligo treatment in children’s. Objective: To analyze the effect of self made Ayurvedic Topical medication (Dhyas Powder) with Bakuchi oil in Vitiligo. Material and Method: A 14-yearold male patient came to Balroga OPD of Dhanvantari Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Fatehganj (w) Bareilly, with chief complaints of white patches on lower left leg since last 8 months but patches are gradually increasing. The patient was treated with Classics based self made herbal Ayurvedic Topical medication (Dhyas Powder - prepared in GMP Certified Kushagra Pharmacy Bareilly) and Bakuchi oil with half hour exposure of sun light in early morning. Results: - White patches healed completely (100%) and no recurrence of new white patches. Discussion: In Vitiligo, skin loses its pigmentation due to melanin deficiency but in this Dhyas Powder, main ingredient is “Bakuchi” which has active chemical composition Psoralens, Psoralidin etc. which on exposure to sun light forms melanin in depigmented skin. Conclusion: Classics based self made herbal external application of Dhyas Powder with Bakuchi oil, is safe, time saving and easy in children’s, it has Bakuchi as main content is very effective on Vitiligo (Shwitra) and Bakuchi proved its synonym “Shwitraghni.” For long lasting and permanent results further more longitudinal and cohort studies required on large sample size with combination of this Dhyas Powder and Shwitraghna as well as Pittaghna internal medicines.

Keywords: Vitiligo, Leucoderma, Shwitra, Bakuchi, Virechana, Dhyas Powder.


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