MANAGEMENT OF EKAKUSHTA WITH RASASINDOORA AFTER KSHETREEKARANA: A CASE REPORT
Keywords:Ekakushta, Kshetreekarana, Rasasindoora
‘Ekakushta’ is one among the eighteen Kushtas (-a broad term to denote skin diseases) men-tioned in the Ayurvedic classics. The characteristic feature of the disease Ekakushta is wide-spread silvery lesions resembling fish scales all over the body. The patient presented with silvery scales and exfoliation of skin on the scalp, forehead, hands, abdomen and back for the past six years. Severe itching was associated. In this condition, Rasasindoora (-an ay-urvedic mercurial preparation) was administered as rasa rasayana (-rejuvenating drug). Prior to the administration of the Rasasindoora; Kshetreekarana(-preparatory procedures before the administration of Rasa drugs) was performed to assimilate the benefits of Rasoushadhi. This case report portrays significant success in the treatment of Ekakushta where Kshetreekarana was done before the administration of Rasasindoora in the appropriate dose. This treatment modality was selected to provide relief to the patient and to reduce the rate of recurrence of the ailment. It is ideal to perform Kshetreekarana procedure before consuming Rasoushadhis to attain desirable outcome in treatment.
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