A BRIEF REVIEW OF SHWITRA ROGA ON THE BASIS OF NIDANA PANCHAKA
Dr. Suraj Kumar*, Dr. Smt. Namrata Khobragadhe, Dr. Satrupa Nirmal
Tvak (skin) is the largest visible organ which cover the entire body. Its primary function is to Sparsha Gyana (touch sensation). It must be perfectly well to look nice. Shwitra Roga is one of the Tvak Vikara (skin disease) which is seated in the fourth layer of Tvak (skin). In this disease white patches develop in Tvak (skin) due to vitiation of Tridosha and Dhatus like Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa and Medas. It is non secretory in nature. It is of three types daruna, Chruna and Shwitra. The aetiological factors of Shwitra Roga is Virodhi Annapana, Chhardi Vegadharana, Paap kriya, Guru Gharshanam etc. In Ayurveda, Nidana Panchaka is the best diagnostic procedure to know the basic pathophysiology of any disease. It helps in better understanding of the prognosis of disease.
Keywords: Tvak (Skin), Shwitra Roga, Nidana Panchaka.
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