Effect of Nityavirechana and selected regimen in treatment of Ekakushtha (Psoriasis)-A Case Study
Ekakushtha is a type of Kushta Roga where vitiation of Vata and Kapha Dosha are predominant. It can be corelated with psoriasis in modern parlance. It affects on quality of life mainly by disfiguring of skin. The patients with psoriasis are also reported to be at increased risk of developing other serious clinical conditions such as cardiovascular disorders and arthritis. There is no known effective treatment for curing psoriasis completely. In this case report a 46 year old male patient suffering from Ekakushtha (psoriasis) was treated for a period of 38 days. He was administered Nityavirechana using Vasaguduchi Chaturangula Kashaya with Eranda Taila along with Manjishthadi Kashayam tablet, Kaishora Guggulu, Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu, Gandhaka Rasayana, Arogyavardhini Vati and Triphala Kwatha internally. After conducting Avagaha Sweda (Tub Bath sudation) using medicated water (prepared with Ficus benghalensis, Ficus religiosa, Ficus racemosa and Thespesia populenea), Pinda Taila was applied externally. Gradually symptoms were reduced. After completion of the treatment, patient showed complete reduction of symptoms and Psoriasis Area and Scoring Index (PASI) was 100 which indicate that the patient has achieved a complete remission from the disease. It is concluded that selected treatment regimen is effective in controlling Ekakushtha (Psoriasis).