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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 16-21

Effect of Shirishadi Decoction and Snuhyadi Lepa on the patients of Vicharchika (Eczema)


1 Lecturer, Department of Kayachikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Professor of Kayachikitsa & Dean, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Mandip Kaur
Lecturer, Department of Kayachikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Vicharchika, a Kshudra Kushtha though involves only epidermis, its tendency of recurrences continues to pose problems to the physician. In allopathic medicine, it can be co-related to Eczema, a disease which is resultant of delayed type hypersensitivity mediated by memory T lymphocytes in the skin and the clinical lesions may be acute (wet and edematous) or chronic (dry, thickened, and scaly), depending on the persistence of the insult . In this study, out of 46 patients registered, 33 completed the treatment. These patients were treated with : Shirishadi Decoction (30 ml) twice daily along with the local application of Snuhyadi Lepa for the duration of 60 days. Results of the study revealed that Shirishadi Decoction and Snuhyadi Lepa provides significant relief in the signs and symptoms as well as eosinophil count of the patients of eczema.


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