Review Article

AYUSHDHARA | Year : 2016 | Volume : 3 | Issue : 2 | Page : 634-638


Kaur Manpreet*, Sharma Anita, Khatik Rohit Kumar, Meena H. M. L


In Ayurvedic literature all skin ailments are mostly concludes in the title under Kushtha and Kshudra Roga. The primary meaning of Kushtha is Twak vaivarnta (disscolouration of skin). Vyanga is Kshudraroga with Painless, small and blackish in colour features. Melasma is an acquired pigmentary disorder characterized by common clinical finding like hyper-pigmented macules on face. In its pathogenesis various factors like genetic predisposition, UV rays, cosmetics and hormonal drugs are play important role. In Ayurveda this condition is similar to Vyang which is mentioned in Kshudra rogadhikar. According to Ayurveda it is occur due to excessive anger and hard work. So as the results vitiated Doshas mainly Pitta along with Vaata produce blakish patches on face which is called Vyang. Vyang is a Rakta pradoshja vikar and in its probably Doshas involved are Udaan vaayu, Bharajak pitta and Dushya Ras and Rakta dhatu, As this condition disturbed our mental and physical state. A good physical appearance and natural colour show us healthy. So for this purpose in Ayurveda line of treatment like Shodhan (purification), Shaman chikitsa and various numbers of Lepa, medicated oil and ointment for external application are also mentioned. All accessory factors are also important during management of disease e.g. psychological condition, cosmetics, OCP, some drugs etc. This article review attempts to understand the Vyang with modern view of Melasma and to help in treatment of it.

Keywords:  Vyanga, Melasma, Kshudra Roga, Pigmentary disorder, Ayurvedic Treatment.

*Corresponding Address:
Dr. Kaur Manpreet, P.G.Scholar, Dept. of Agadtantra, National Institute of Ayurved, Aamer Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan. Contact no. 08890740414

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