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Year: 2017 | Month: May | Volume: 4 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 6-13

Role of Shodhana in Ekkushtha (Psoriasis): Work Done at Gujarat Ayurveda University - A Review Study

Dr Nilesh Bhatt1, Dr Shital Bhagiya2, Dr Anup Thakar3, Dr Chirag Gujarati4

1Assistant Professor, Dept of Kayachikitsa, IPGT & RA, Jamanagar.
2PhD Scholar, Dept of Panchakarma, IPGT & RA, Jamanagar.
3Professor & HOD, Dept of Panchakarma, IPGT & RA, Jamanagar
4M.D. First Year Scholar, Dept of Panchkarma, IPGT and RA, GAU, Jamanagar

Corresponding Author: Dr Nilesh Bhatt


At present century with machine like routine, fast food & fast hectic life, man is being confronting with a variety of diseases. Improper dietary habits, less sleep, stress, pollution accelerate the disturbance in the body. At present era the skin diseases become a major hazard for mental health more than physical because it disturbs the cosmetic harmony. Psoriasis is one of the most common dermatologic diseases, affecting up to 2.5% of the world’s population. It is a non-contagious inflammatory skin disorder clinically characterized by erythematous, sharply demarcated and rounded plaques, covered by silvery scale. It can be co related with Ekakushtha which is having Asvedanam, Mahavastu and Matsyashakalopamam Avastha. Modern sciences advocate use of various medicines such as corticosteroids, anthalin, Psoralen and ultraviolet A phototherapy etc. But each of the treatment has side effects, Panchkarma therapy can give better results without side effect, so many works has been done for treatment of Ekkushtha(Psoriasis) in Gujarat Ayurveda University. Here an attempt has been done to summarize all work which was carried out through Panchkarma procedures e.g. Vamana, Virechana.

Key words: Ekkushtha, Panchkarma, Psoriasis, Shodhana.

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