An Ayurvedic Management of Audumbara Kushtha (Psoriasis Vulgaris) - A Case Study

  • Santosh G. Girbide Professor and Head, Department of Rognidana and Vikruti Vigyana, R.A. Podar Medical (Ayu.) College, Worli, Mumbai-18
  • Priti R. Sutar P.G. Scholar, Department of Rognidana and Vikruti Vigyana, R.A. Podar Medical (Ayu.) College, Worli, Mumbai-18
  • Savita R. Gudade Associate Professor, Department of Rasashastra, Government Ayurveda College, ‘Madhuban’, Tuljapur Road, Osmanabad
Keywords: Ayurveda, Kushtha, Psoriasis, Raktamokshana, Shamana, Shodhana

Abstract

Kushtha Vyadhi is increasing in population very rapidly specially in tropical countries like India, where other contributary factors are involved in the progression of this disease. Ayurvedic management is possible in such diseases by Shamana and Shodhana treatment for complete recovery and to eradicate the disease. In this study, a male patient aged 42 years consulted at OPD with complaints of reddish – white patches on back region with intense itching and burning sensation. Patient had history of Psoriasis since 5 to 6 years and symptoms are gets aggravated in winter season. Patient was treated with Shamana Chikitsa with Aarogyavardhini Vati, Gandhaka Rasayana, Panchatikta Ghrita, Kaishor Guggulu, Mamsapachaka Churna and Gandharva Haritaki Churna for two and half months and Shodhana Chikitsa (Raktamokshana by Siravedha) was carried out once during the treatment after Pachana Karma was done. Patient reported significant improvement in sign and symptoms.

Published
2020-09-29
How to Cite
Girbide, S., Sutar, P., & Gudade, S. (2020, September 29). An Ayurvedic Management of Audumbara Kushtha (Psoriasis Vulgaris) - A Case Study. International Journal of AYUSH Case Reports, 4(3), 119-124. Retrieved from http://ijacare.in/index.php/ijacare/article/view/159
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Case Reports