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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 255-259

A Comparative Study of Vamana & Virechana karma in Ekakushtha w.s.r to Psoriasis


1 Ph.D. scholar, Dept. of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
2 Panchakarma Physician, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
4 Professor & Head - Dept. of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

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Akhil N Parida
Ph.D. scholar, Dept. of Panchakarma, Institute for Post Graduate Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar
India
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Psoriasis is a disease which affects the skin and joints It commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. Psoriasis is a papulo squamous disorder of the skin, characterized by sharply defined erythemato squamous lesions. They vary in size from pinpoint to large plaques.The scaly patches caused by Psoriasis are called Psoriatic plaque. Psoriasis is hypothesized to be immune-mediated and is not contagious. The disorder is a chronic recurring condition which varies in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage. The cause of Psoriasis is not known, but it is believed to have a genetic component. Several factors are thought to aggravate psoriasis. These include stress, excessive alcohol consumption and smoking. Individuals with psoriasis may suffer from depression and loss of self-esteem. Due to chronic recurrent nature Psoriasis is a challenge to treat. Ekakushtha (Psoriasis) is a kshudra kushtha, Vata-Kapha predominant disease, Aswedanam, Mahavastum, Matsya shakalopamam, Krishna Aruna Varna are the typical sign & symptoms described under Kushtha Rogas. The study is carried out as a comparative study of Vamana & Virechana. The study was done on 35 patients of Ekakushtha (Psoriasis), where 30 patients were completed divided into two groups. In group-A Vamana was given to the patients and after Sansarjana karma, shamana yoga & Jivantyadi yamaka was given for 28 days. Total 18 patients were registered in Group A out of which 3 were dropped out. In group-B Virechana was given to the patients and after Sansarjana karma, Shamana yoga & Jivantyadi yamaka have given for 28 days. Total 17 patients were registered in Group B, out of which 2 were dropped out.


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