A CASE STUDY ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SHWITRA W.S.R TO VITILIGO
Keywords:Shwitra Kushtha, Vitiligo, Prachhan Karma, Arogyavardhini Vati, Mahatiktaka Ghrut,Bakuchi Vati, Bakuchi Taila Lepa
According to Ayurveda all the skin diseases are explained under the Kushtha. Shwitra is considered as one of the varieties of Kushtha .It occurs due to vitiation of Tridoshas and Dhatus like Rakta,Mamsa and Meda.The references of Shwitra are found in almost all the Samhitas like Bruhatrayees and Laghutrayees. Partial or complete loss of skin pigmentation giving rise to white patch on any part of the body is called as leucoderma or vitiligo. As per Ayurved Shwitra can be correlated to vitiligo on the basis of signs and symptoms.This disease produces social stigma as well as a financial hardship. Due to side effects and the limitations of present modern medical science no satisfactory management of vitiligo at present. In search of harmless and effective treatment an attempt is made to establish the concept of treatment for shwitra through ayurvedic treatment (Shaman Aushadhi) with lepa application over lesion and Prachhan karma was done and Panchakarma procedure was performed every 15days for 2months. Study shows a fresh hope for providing efficient and safe treatment.
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