Clinical Study on Efficacy of Panchatikta Ghrita and Virechana on patients of psoriasis (Eka kushtha)
Eka Kushtha (Psoriasis) is one of Kushtha where Rakta Dushti plays an important part. As Rakta is Ashraya for Pitta, hence Virechana is treatment of choice. Before Virechana internal Snehana is essential therefore, Panchatikta Ghrita which is indicated almost in all the skin diseases was selected. The effect of Panchatikta Ghrita administered orally in gradual increasing doses as a part of Virechana was also assessed. For this purpose, after achieving proper Snehana symptoms, the effect of the Ghrita was assessed. Virechana Karma was performed after Snehana Therapy and after completion of Samsarjana Karma the effect of Virechana Karma was again evaluated. The results of this study both Panchatikta Ghrita as Snehapana and Virechana was provided very mild relief to the patients of psoriasis.Â
Key Word: Panchatikta Ghrita, Snehana, Virechana, psoriasis, EkakushthaÂ
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