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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 73

PA01.23. Ayurvedic management of psoriasis: a comparative clinical study

1 Dept.Of Kayachikitsa, National Institute Of Ayurveda, Jaipur-302002, India
2 Aryangal Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Satara, Maharashtra, India

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Dept.Of Kayachikitsa, National Institute Of Ayurveda, Jaipur-302002
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Purpose: Conceptual & clinical study on Psoriasis according to Ayurveda as well as Modern science on various scientific parameters, Clinical evaluation of efficacy of Vamana, Virechana & Laghumanjisthadi Ghana in Management of Psoriasis, and comparative clinical study of trial drug along with standard allopathic regimen. Method: Selection of patient: The study was conducted on 30 clinically diagnosed & confirmed cases of Psoriasis. Criteria of diagnosis: The main criteria of diagnosis of patients were based on the cardinal and associated signs and symptoms of the disease based on the Ayurvedic and modern texts. These have been depicted in detail in the criteria of inclusion. Criteria of inclusion: 1. Patients who are willing for trial, 2. Patients in the age group of 15 - 60 years, 3. Patients of Mandal Kustha diagnosed by Ayurvedic classics and psoriasis diagnosed by Modern classics. Exclusion criteria: 1. Patients with age below 15 & above 60 yrs, 2. Pregnant women's & lactating mothers, 3. Patients suffering from serious systemic disorders like Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiac & Renal Disorders, Malignant disease, Major liver disorders etc., 4. Patients Contraindicated for Vaman & Virechana as per classical Ayurvedic Texts. Result: Significant results were obtained in PASI Score, Itching & Burning Score. Conclusion: So it is concluded from above study that Vaman, Virechana followed by administration of Laghu Manjisthadi Ghana is effective in management of Psoriasis as it is safe, cost effective & free from any side effects. It also prevents the relapse considerably.

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