Efficacy of Gandhakadi Vati and Nimba-Karanja Malahara administered after Vamana and Virechana Karma on the Patients of Psoriasis (Ekakushtha)
Kalpana et al (2019) treated the patients of psoriasis (Ekakushtha) with Gandhakadi Vati given orally and Nimba-Karanja Malahara applied externally for one month and reported that it provided complete remission to 12.5% patients, marked relief to 62.5% patients and moderate relief to 25.0% patients. The present study was planned further to evaluate that if this therapy is administered after Shodhana (Vamana and Virechana) whether the cure rate of the diseases is augmented.
In this study 14 patients of psoriasis were first subjected to Vamana Karma followed by Virechana Karama and after the Sansarjana Krama, the patients were treated by Gandhakadi Vati administered internally and Nimba-Karanja Malahara applied externally for one month. The results of this study showed that the therapy provided complete remission to 35.7% patients, marked relief to 50.0% patients and moderate relief to 14.3% patients. Comparison of the results of this study and earlier study showed that when Gandhakadi Vati (orally) and Nimba-Karanja Malahara (externally) administered after Shodhana provided far better relief to the patients of psoriasis than the administration of the same drug directly i.e. without Shodhana.
Key Words: Psoriasis, Ekakushtha, Gandhakadi Vati, Nimba-Karanja Malahara, shodhana, Vamana, Virechana