ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON ROLE OF JYOTISHAMATI TAILA ABHAYANGA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SHVITRA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VITILIGO: A CONCEPTUAL STUDY
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.100596
Author: Priya Kutiyal *, Sanjay Gupta, Parul Sharma, Sapna Vishwas
Abstract: The word Shvitra means in Sanskrit is Shvitra, which is white patch, without Kandu and inflammation, it presents on anywhere of body, In this disease white spots or white discoloration takes place on the skin so it is named as Shvitra. So, it is a disease of de-pigmented condition of the skin. Shvitra does not produce any other systemic mal functions, but it creates many psychological as well as social problems for the patients. Lifestyle disorders also play an important role towards Shvitra. Mental stress is one of the most common causes of Shvitra. In modern treatment topical corticosteroid, light therapy, laser therapy used. Surgery can also be used in some severe cases. Abhyanga stimulates bhrajjak pitta which is present in the skin and helps restoring color. Jyotishamati taila has extra medicinal property so it treats disease more comfortably. In Ayurveda many local ointment (lepa, gutika and taila) are also used in Shvitra.
Keyword: Shvitra, Vitiligo, Jyotishamati taila, Abhyanga