A CLINICAL STUDY ON SHWITRA (VITILIGO) AND ITS MANAGEMENT WITH VIRECHAN KARMA AND SHAMAN CHIKITSA
Arti Gupta*, Sukumar GhoshABSTRACT
Purpose: The human skin is the largest organ of the integumentary system, plays an important role towards the beauty of human beings. Although the disease Shwitra does not produce any other systemic mal-functions, it creates many psychological as well as social problems for the patients. Though the disease, Shwitra is not fetal but it may interferes the enjoyment of life as white discoloration takes place on the body. Shwitra (Vitiligo) is a social problem not only in India but all over World.
Methods: In the present study 20 patients were treated with internal intake of Khadira, Rohitak & Manjistha along with local application by Shweta Aparajita and Khadira for the duration of 6 months. Another 20 patients were treated with additional use of Virechan karma by Shyama Trivritchurna. Result: The result of the study was assessed by clinical improvement on regular interval of follow up of the patients. Conclusion: The drugs used for the management of the disease Shwitra are safe, effective, cheap & easily available. No untoward affect of the trial drug has been observed during the study.
Dr. Arti Gupta, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Roga Nidan, Dayanand Ayurvedic PG Medical College and Hospital Siwan, Bihar, India.