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Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis: A Case Report

Parveen Kumar and Smita Kumari

Journal Title:International Journal of Ayurveda and Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Twacha is a vital component of human body. It reflects both, the state of well being and disease state. A structural and functional insult to twacha compromises its main function of protection; produces discomfort symptoms as well as has a cosmetic concern. Ek-kushtha is a condition where disfigurement of the skin along with other features like- itching, scaling and discharge are cause of worry for the patient. Genetics, dietary, lifestyle related, environmental and behavioural/psychological factors play major role in pathogenesis. Vitiation of all three doshas is major contributing factor in the manifestation of the disease. Ayurveda advocates holistic approach of shodhan, internal drug administration and external application in the treatment protocol. In this article, a patient treated with similar treatment protocol is presented as a case study.