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Management of Kitibha Kushtha (Psoriasis) Through Ayurveda

Dr. Neha Karnavat | Dr. Vandana Saraf

Dr. Neha Karnavat | Dr. Vandana Saraf "Management of Kitibha Kushtha (Psoriasis) Through Ayurveda" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5, August 2019, pp.511-513, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd26364.pdf

Psoriasis is a skin disease that harms a person’s confidence to a great extent. It affects 2-3 % of people throughout the world. Although it is not life threatening disorder but it threatens lifestyle of sufferers. It is an autoimmune, non contagious, papulosquamous disorder of the skin characterized by dry and raised, rough, red areas on the skin covered with fine silvery scales. Kitibha kushtha of ayurvedic literature can compare with psoriasis of modern medical diagnosis because its subjective features are as like as psoriasis. It is one of the varieties of eleven ksudra kushtha. Intake of incompatible food (virudha aahar) is the main cause of it. Its symptoms are '?????? ???????????? ????? ?????? ????????' [?.??.7/22] There is no specific treatment in modern medicine, it can diminish the lesions but cannot cure. So it can be batter treated through ayurvedic concepts. According to acharya charak use of siddharthak snan as kashay pan, vamak dravya, virechak dravya, lepa, udgharshan is one of the best treatments for kushtha like psoriasis.

Autoimmune, ksudra kushtha, non contagious, virudha aahar

Volume-3 | Issue-5, August 2019
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