A CLINICAL EVALUATION OF NAVA KASHAYA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VICHARCHIKA W.S.R TO ECZEMA

ABSRACT

Skin disorders cause greater difficulties to the sufferers both psychologically and physically. Mostly by the approach of other members of the society as well as family members towards the patient. All these factors contribute negatively in successful management of the condition. Ayurvedic science included all the skin disorders under the heading of kusta, which is considered as grave and difficult to manage ( astamahagadas). Apart from the classical method of managing the condition using different shodana( purificatory) procedure many shamana yogas explained in classics proves to safe, effective and more compatable treatment in current scenario. This study also aims to evaluate the efficacy of one of such a classical preparation using standard scientific study protocol.

Key words: Vicharchika, Nava kashaya, Eczema, Kushta, Skin disorders.

dr anandraj WJAS May 2016

 

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