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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 235-238

Management of Kitibha (Psoriasis) by Some Indigenous Drugs


1 Ph. D. Scholar in Kayachikitsa, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2 Sr. Lecturer in Kayachikitsa, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
3 Professor & HOD - Kayachikitsa, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
4 Jr. Research Officer, Faculty of Ayurveda and Centre of Experimental Medicine & Surgery, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

Correspondence Address:
P K Rai
Ph. D. Scholar in Kayachikitsa, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
India
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Kitibha is a type of kshudra kushtha described in different Ayurvedic classics. It is a Vata-Kaphaja disorder. The clinical symptoms of Kitibha described in Ayurveda resembles with the clinical symptoms of Psoriasis. The clinical features of Kitibha described by Kashyapa represents remission, relapse and seasonal variation, which is present in Psoriasis. It is one of the most common dermatological problems of unknown etiology. It is a chronic, genetically determined, inflammatory and proliferative disease characterized by dry, well-circumscribed, silvery scaling papules and plaques of various sizes with spontaneous remission, relapse and seasonal variation. Lesions distributed all over the body with silvery scales, covering loops of dilated superficial capillaries underneath which are presented as tiny bleeding points on removal of scales (Auspitz's sign). It affects about 2% of world population. Various races and communities differ in the susceptibility to this disease. In India it affects about 1.5% of population including both the genders. It appears to be common in Europeans than in Orientals. Psoriasis like other skin disorder is a challenge to the medical sciences. In modern medicine there is no definite treatment for this disease. The medicines which are available to treat the disease are not very effective and cannot be used for long term management because of their local and systemic side effect as well as toxicity. Medicines which are used in Ayurveda are safe and being practiced since thousands of years. A large number of drugs are described in Ayurveda for the treatment of kushtha. Keeping this view in the mind, Guduchi and Bakuchi were selected as oral drugs and a Taila for local application which contains Tuvarak taila, Chakramarda beej, Snuhi ksheer and Gomutra was chosen.


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