Indigenous Medicine Intervention in Management of Padadari (Cracked Heel): A Case Study
Cracked heels may be unappealing, but they usually don't cause serious issues in human beings. But some people have cracked heels and they have disturbed their day-to-day life. Apart from that, because of the pain, bleeding, and difficulty in walking the patients seek medical treatment from Ayurveda and allopathic medicine. Cracked heels correlate with Padadari in Ayurveda medicine. For the cracked heels traditional physicians recommended different Ayurveda herbal or herbo-mineral pastes with more effective results. Mango seed paste is a commonly prescribed paste by traditional physicians for patients having cracked heels. This paste includes a combination of the inner portion of mango seeds (Guthli) and neem oil equally and is very cost-effective for the patients. Therefore, this case study was conducted to find out the effectiveness of this mango seed paste on a patient having a cracked heel with pain and difficulty in walking for nearly two years. The results showed that the patient's cracked heels were reduced and also the pain in only four weeks of time.
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