A Case Study on Ayurvedic Management of Psoriasis.

Year : 2024 | Volume :13 | Issue : 01 | Page : 18-22
By

Alpesh Munjani

Ravina More

Anamika Soni

  1. Scholar Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Akhandanand Ayurveda College and Hospital, Ahamdabad Gujrat India
  2. Scholar Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Akhandanand Ayurveda College and Hospital, Ahamdabad Gujrat India
  3. Associate Professor Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Akhandanand Ayurveda College and Hospital, Ahamdabad Gujrat India

Abstract

Psoriasis is non-contagious, chronic autoimmune disease which causes inflammation and hyper-proliferation of the skin. It is characterized by erythematous plaques that are clearly defined and associated with severe itching and silvery scaling, especially on extensor surfaces, scalp and nails. At times, it may manifest as localized or generalised pustular eruption which usually follows relapses and remissions pattern. Psoriasis may lead to other autoimmune diseases like psoriatic arthritis. In Ayurveda, Variety of skin diseases are collectively mentioned under the broad umbrella of Kushtha – which is further divided into Mahakushtha and Kshudra kushtha. Ekakushtha is classified under the heading of Kshudra kushtha. It is Vata-kaphaja type of Kshudra kushtha. Features of Ekakushtha – Asvedanam (lack of sweat on the affected site of the skin), Mahavastu (covers wide area of the skin), Matsyasakalopama (scaling resembling scales of fish) and Krushna Aruna varna (Blackish to reddish discoloration) almost resembles to psoriasis. In present case study, A 31 years of old female patient who came to Kayachikitsa OPD at Government Akhandanand Ayurveda Hospital, Ahmedabad with the complains of Sarvanga twake rakta vaivaryanata (erythematous plaques on all over body) associated with Rukshta (dryness), Kandu (itching) and Twaka dalana (scaling) since last 4 years. She was treated with Ayurveda management like Nidana parivarjana, Koshtha suddhi with Eranda taila followed by oral medications like Panchatikta ghrita, Mahamanjishthadi kwatha, Kaishora guggulu. She started getting relief with in first week of the treatment and got complete relief within five weeks. Her medicines were tapered gradually with in next three weeks and she had no recurrence in any sign and symptoms even after stopping all medicines since last six months.

Keywords: Psoriasis, Itching, Scaling, Ekakushtha, Kushtha

[This article belongs to Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy(joayush)]

How to cite this article: Alpesh Munjani, Ravina More, Anamika Soni. A Case Study on Ayurvedic Management of Psoriasis.. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2024; 13(01):18-22.
How to cite this URL: Alpesh Munjani, Ravina More, Anamika Soni. A Case Study on Ayurvedic Management of Psoriasis.. Journal of AYUSH: Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. 2024; 13(01):18-22. Available from: https://journals.stmjournals.com/joayush/article=2024/view=137051





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Volume 13
Issue 01
Received January 5, 2024
Accepted March 14, 2024
Published March 30, 2024