ROLE OF ‘VAMANA KARMA’ AND ‘SHASHANKALEKHA GHANA VATI’ IN MANDALA KUSHTHA (PSORIASIS): A CASE STUDY
Dr. Hemlata Soni and Dr. Kartar Singh Bansal*
Psoriasis is a papulosquamous disorder of the skin, characterized by an unpredictable course of remission and relapses of papules and plaques which are well defined erythematous large, silvery, loose scales, present particularly over extensor surfaces and scalp. The exact etiology is still unknown. It tends to run in families and precipitated by climate, Streptococcal infections, psychological stress etc. This condition is comparable with Mandala Kushtha in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The unique treatment modality of Ayurveda provides long lasting results and a better life for patients through its three basic principles of treatment i.e. - Shodhana, Shamana and Nidana Parivarjana. Panchakarma (Shodhana) therapy is a unique type of treatment for various chronic, auto-immune disorders etc. A case of Mandala Kushtha (Guttate psoriasis) discussed here. Patient successfully treated with Shodhana (Vamana karma) & Shaman Chikitsa. After course of 3 months treatment provides significant relief in skin lesion, itching, dryness.
Keywords: Psoriasis, Mandala Kushtha, shashankalekha ghana vati, Vamana Karma.
[Full Text Article]