Conceptual Study on Effect of Edagajadi Yoga and Gandhapashanadi Lepa in the Management of Sidhma Kushtha W.S.R. to Pityriasis Versicolor
Tinea versicolor is a common superficial fungal infection of the skin, prevalent in the hot and humid environment of India. It is caused by the
Malassezia species which is a dimorphic, lipophilic fungus most frequently affecting the seborrheic areas of the body like face, neck, upper back and chest. Normally 10- 15% of the general practitioner’s encounter skin disorders in their day to day practice with overall prevalence rate of 30% or more probably occurring in tropical zones. Kustha a type of skin disorder mentioned in Ayurveda is a Tridoshaja Vyadhi, where Twaka, Rakta, Mamsa and Ambu are the main Dushyas. According to Charaka, Sidhma is a Kapha Vata Pradhan Vyadhi and According to Sushruta, Sidhma is Kapha Pradhan vyadhi. Management of sidhma includes Shodhana, Shamana and Bahirparimarjana Chikitsa among them Shamana in the form of kwatha & Bahirparimarjana Chikitsa as Lepa has shown appreciable result in many previous researches. So, need of time is to go for cost effective, safe and efficient treatment of Sidhma. Although, there are many drugs available in modern medical science for the treatment of Pityriasis versicolor which is found to be effective but is unsatisfactory for long term prophylaxis, so there is need of the hour to look into the safe, efficient & satisfactory remedy which not only treat the above ailments, but also ensure reduction in the episodes of relapse of the disease. Keeping all the above points in mind Edagajadi yoga & Gandhapashanadi lepa has been selected to know its efficacy in treating Sidhma kushtha (Pityriasis versicolor). Edagajadi yoga & Gandhapashanadi lepa consists of 10 drugs with different properties which includes Edagaja, Vidanga, Haridra, Daruharidra, Amlatasa, Kushta, Pippali, Gandhak, yavkshar, sarshapa taila.
Keywords: Sidhma, Pityriasis versicolor, Edagajadi yoga, Gandhapashanadi lepa
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