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