YUVNAN PIDIKA - A CONCEPTUAL STUDY W.S.R. ACNE VULGARIS
Gaurav Gaur*, Suneel Pal, KulratanABSTRACT
The Concept of Beauty has prevailed since Mankind earliest ages but in Today’s world beauty is Ayurveda is a deep sea of knowledge in which not only Systemic disease but also local diseases either Small or Large are described in detail along with its management. Yuvanapidika is one of these. One of the Most valued and desirable attributes. It is that quality or combination of qualities which afford pleasure to the senses especially that of sight. Acne is the most common skin problem which most commonly affects Teenagers. It is the blight of mankind and the caricature of youth. It afflicts 89% of seventeen year olds to some degree. In India, prevalence data from a dermatology clinic in a teaching hospital in Varanasi reported acne in 50.6% of boys and 38.13% of girls in the age group 12-17 years. Acne can be correlated with Yuvana Pidika mentioned in Ayurveda. Acne is a chronic inflammatory condition of the pilosebaceous follicles on the face and upper trunk. Aacharya Sushruta has described Yuvana Pidika as the eruptions similar to Shalmali thorn on face especially of adolescents. It is also named as Mukhadushika.Keywords: Yuvnan Pidika, Acne Vulgaris, Pilosebaceous follicles.
Dr Gaurav Gaur, PG Scholar, Dept. of Panchakarma, HAMC & Hospital, Dehradun, Uttrakhand, India.