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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 415-420

A Clinical study on Role of "Saptasamo Yoga and Darvyadi Yamak Malahara" in the management of Ekakushtha (Psoriasis)


1 Lecturer, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Shree Gulabkunvarba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, ICAS, Jamnagar, India
2 Professor & HOD, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India
3 Reader, Dept. of Kayachikitsa, I.P.G.T. & R.A., Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar, India

Correspondence Address:
Kalpana Galani
Lecturer, Dept. of Dravyaguna, Shree Gulabkunvarba Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, ICAS, Jamnagar
India
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Psoriasis is considerd to be inherited as an autosomal dominant character with irregular penetrate. In present study psoriasis has been taken as Ekakustha, because it is more similar with psoriasis than any other type of Kushtha. Modern medical science treats psoriasis with PUVA and corticosteroids. But the disease recurrence and gives serious side effect like liver, kidney failure, bone marrow depletion. Present study was undertaken to provide safe and effective remedy for psoriasis. Shodhana, Shamana and Nidan parivarjana are main treatments for any disease. So, in present study Saptasamoyoga and Darvyadi yamak malahara have been selected as Shamana. Psychological stress is emphasized as one of the major triggering factor in the exacerbation of the disease. For clinical trial total 25 patients were selected.Three groups were made to evaluate the therapy. All the patients were diagnosed & assessed thoroughly on the basis of Ayurvedic classical signs & symptoms. Further diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of other symptoms & signs of Psoriasis described in modern texts e.g. Auspitz sign, Koebner phenomenon etc. All the signs & Symptoms were assigned scores, depending upon their severity to assess the effect of the drugs objectively. Both groups showed highly significant result on same symptoms but Group B shows better results than Group A.


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