Ayurvedic Management of Chronic Psoriasis- A Case Study

  • Dnyaneshwar K Jadhav
  • Mukund M More
Keywords: Psoriasis, Ayurvedic management, A case study



            Today, Modern medical science, have lots of facilities and upgraded technologies for treatment portion of patient, even though many diseases may still in progressive phase in the society. Psoriasis is one of such kind of disorders, which has substantial psychological and social impact on a patient’s life. Being skin manifestations psoriasis goes beyond a cosmetic problem.

            Psoriasis is a non-infectious, chronic inflammatory disease that produces plaques of thickened, scaling skin. Psoriasis is commonly affecting the skin of elbow, knees & scalp .Some people may have severe Psoriasis is involving their entire body. The quality of life of patient with Psoriasis is often diminished because of the appearance of skin. However the treatment options available in contemporary system of medicine are not much satisfactory.

            Psoriasis is a disease difficult to cure by its nature, so it is a difficult task for the patients as well as ‘chikitsaka’ in ayurveda. It can be co-related with kitibha kushta / ekkushta /vata-kaphaj kushta. All these skin changes can be prevented as well as curate by some Ayurvedic measures e.g. Bahaya snehan, Avgahan, Vaman, Virechana, Basti, Taktadhra & Siravedha etc.

            In Ayurved system of medicine numbers of drugs /preparation are mentioned. Various herbal drugs and Herbo-mineral act as an rejuvenator for skin.The present work has been under taken to study-Ayurvedic management of chronic Psoriasis- A case study.