CONCEPTUAL STUDY OF VISARPA IN AYURVEDA
Dr. Priyanka Gupta* and Dr. Aradhana Kande
Skin is the first and largest organ of the body interacting with environmental agents like physical, chemical and biological agents. Visarpa in one of the skin disease which is described in our ancient classics of Ayurveda. Visarpa is one of the major skin disease which is explained in detail apart from Kushhtha vyadhi in all the classics. Visarpa is characterised by quick manifestation of swelling, having their own special features, spreading to all parts of body, lesion is wide and doesn't develop swelling. It is called Visarpa, because it spreads to all the parts of the body. Visarpa is classified into seven types namely- Vataja, Pittaja, Kaphaja, Sannipataja, Agneya (Vata-Pittaja), Granthi (Kapha-Vataja) and Kardamaka (Pitra-Kaphaja). Place of manifestation of Visarpa is external, internal and both. Visarpa manifested by single Dosha either Vata, Pitta or Kapha predominance is said to be curable, Sannipataja and Kshataja Visarpa are incurable, Pitta-Vataja Visarpa (Agneya Visarpa) with complete symptomatology indicates incurability of the disease. So the present article tries to explain the Panchnidan and Pathayapathya of Visarpa vyadhi so that we will more effective treatment and prevention from this disease.
Keywords: Visarpa, Panchnidan, Bheda, Pathyapathya.
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