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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 37

OA03.14. A clinical study on the effect of vamanakarma with navakashyaguggulu in kitibha kustha

Dr.BRKR Govt.Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad, India

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Srinivasulu Mantha
Dr.BRKR Govt.Ayurvedic College, Hyderabad
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123852

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Purpose: In present era due to drastic advancement in science and technology the present population are prone to more of intellectual work than compared to physical work leading to increased levels of psychological stress added to that involving in irregular dietary habits, taking oily and spicy food etc resulting in increased incidence of psychosomatic disorders. One such disease is Psoriasis in ayurveda that can be correlated with Kitibha kustha it is mainly due to vitiation of vata and kapha doshas. Acharya chakradatta described a pancha kashaya kwatha vamana in 50/3 and Nava kashaya guggulu in 53/20 chapter, which is used to evaluate the effect in kitibha kustha. Method: Patients diagnosed as kitibha kustha according to classical signs and symptoms were selected from o.p. and i.p. department of panchakarma, Dr.B.R.K.R.Govt.Ayurvedic college,Hyderabad. They were underwent a vamanakarma with panchakashaya kwath followed by shamana chikitsa with Nava kashaya guggulu for oral administration for 45days. Result: The assessment of treatment procedure was based on change in classical signs and symptoms of kitibha kustha. The results were found encouraging as there is significant reduction in syava (redness), ugrakandu (itching), parusha of twak (roughness of skin). Conclusion: Kitibha kustha is kapha predominant disease with vatanubanda. For kapha predominant dosha vamanakarma is best shodhana treatment and hence vamana is adopted alongwith kusthahara property of Nava kashaya guggulu.

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