Ayurved for Skin Disorders, A Clinical Success Story of Guttate Psoriasis

Keywords: Ekkushtha, Guttate Psoriaisis, Shaman chikitsa, Mriduvirechan

Abstract

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory papulo-squamous disorder of skin characterized by sharply defined erythematous-squamous lesion varying from pinpoint to large plaque, affecting 1-3% of population worldwide. Psoriasis is well known for its course of remission and exacerbation. Here we report a case of 14-year-oldmale 42 kg weight, rotund physique child, diagnosed as Guttate psoriasis, Guttate psoriasis can be closely correlated with Ekkushtha (one of subtype of Kustha) in Ayurveda. Management of patient with, shodhan therapy (Biological purification of body) like mriduvirechan (Mild laxative) and shaman therapy (conservative therapy) showed remarkable improvement in patient condition. There is appreciable psychological health impairment found in patient, which adversely affect patient quality of life. This case study shows that Ayurveda line of treatment (Shodhan and shaman) gives significant result in the treatment of Guttate psoriasis.

Author Biographies

Damini Sona

PG Scholar, Department of  Kaumarbhritya, NPA Government Ayurved College, Raipur. (C.G).

Devendra Kumar Kunjam

PG Scholar, Department of  Kaumarbhritya, NPA Government Ayurved College, Raipur. (C.G). India. 

Prashant kumar gupta

Faculty, Department of Kaumarbhritya, NPA Government Ayurved College, Raipur (C.G). India.

Satyavati Rathiya

Faculty, Department of Kaumarbhritya, NPA Government Ayurved College, Raipur (C.G). India.

Lowkesh Chandravanshi

Faculty, Department of Kaumarbhritya, NPA Government Ayurved College, Raipur (C.G). India.

Published
2021-03-31
How to Cite
Sona, D., Kunjam, D., gupta, P., Rathiya, S., & Chandravanshi, L. (2021). Ayurved for Skin Disorders, A Clinical Success Story of Guttate Psoriasis. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 12(1), 153-158. https://doi.org/10.47552/ijam.v12i1.1816