AN OBSERVATIONAL CLINICAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE EFFICACY OF KARANJADI LEPA WITH PANCHATIKTA GHRITHA AS SHAMANA SNEHA IN EKA KUSTA W.S.R TO PSORIASIS
Dr. Rashma S.* and Dr. Byresh A.
Eka Kusta is one among the Kshudra Kusta presenting with Aswedanam, Mahavastu and Matsyashakalopamam lakshanas and it takes upper hand by its chronicity, severity, involving large extent of body parts and is often compared to Psoriasis, a chronic, non-infectious skin disease characterized by well defined, slightly raised, dry, silvery erythematous macules of typical extensor distribution. This study was done to evaluate the efficacy of Karanjadi Lepa (Ruksha lepa) and Panchatikta ghritha shamana snehapana in Eka Kusta. A total of 20 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria were selected, were administered with Karanjadi lepa with Panchatikta ghritha for 14 days. The Lakshanas of Eka Kusta were observed, recorded and assessed. The statistical analysis after intervention showed highly significant result in all the parameters. The present study reveals that there is a significant added effect of Panchatikta ghritha internal administration with the lepa used externally in Eka Kusta.
Keywords: Eka kusta; Psoriasis; Karanjadi lepa; Chakramardadi lepa; Panchatikta ghritha.
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