Establishment of Ekakushtha as Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a genetically determined immune-mediated inflammatory disease, which is pointed out in the WHO's recent Global Report on PsoriasisÂ that there are many unmet research gaps in psoriasis addressing various aspects such as epidemiology, etiology, association with co morbidities, treatment and ways to improve healthcare services. It has been recommended that therapeutic researches should focus on options which can be applicable globally, on a large scale. On supporting to this issues, the scholars of Ayurveda also undertaken researches on finding etiological factors, developing scale for diagnosis and efficacious therapies for the same. However at present in researches psoriasis is correlated with Kitibha, Eka Kushtha, Sidhma, Ruksha Vicarchika and Vata type of Kushtha. This article discuss with the aim of understanding psoriasis with the different verities of Kushtha, which aids future researches in this area.
Keywords: Kitibha, Psoriasis, Eka Kushtha
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