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Ritika Mishra*, Prof. A. B. Thakar, Dr. Harisha C. R. and Dr. Shukla V. J.


Psoriasis is a chronic, auto immune disease that appears on the skin.In this scaley patches appear on skin. It is commonly co-related with Ekakustha in Ayurveda. Ekakustha is a type of khsudra kustha..In kustha bahusansodhan is required.Out of five Shodhana mentioned in Ayurveda, Virechana is also one of it Virechana Yoga is mentioned in Ayurveda classic Charak samhita in Kustha Chikitsathan for conducting Virechana procedure. In the present study a systematic approach has been evolved and effort has been made to develop well designed methodology for the standardization of his Formulation Methods: Virechana yoga was subjected to Pharmacognostical and physico-chemical analysis such as microscopic study, loss on drying, ash value etc. Results: The Pharmacognostical study showed the presence of contents such as; Bordered pitted vessels of Danti, Oil globule of Danti, Rosset crystals of Trivrit, Resin content of Trivrit, Silica deposition of Amalaki, Stone cells of Bhibhitaki, Stone cells of Haritaki, Cork in surface view of Trivrit, Tannin content of Trivrit etc. The Pharmaceutical analysis showed that the loss on drying value 9.39%, pH Value 6.5, Acid insoluble Ash value 24.10% etc. HPTLC study of Virechana Yoga revealed 8 spots at 254 nm and 8 spots at 366 nm. Conclusion: The present work was carried out to standardize the finished product Virechana yoga in terms of its identity, quality and purity. Pharmacognostical and Physico-chemical observations revealed the specific characters of all active constituents used in the preparation.

Keywords: Virechana Yoga, Ekakustha, Pharmacognosy, HPTLC, Pharmaceutical.

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