ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: MANAGEMENT OF INDRALUPTA (ALOPECIA AREATA) BY LEPA: A CASE REPORT
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Sunitha M P *
Abstract: Indralupta or Baldness is a kapalagata roga explained under kshudra roga is presented with loss of hair grossly or in patches prevalent in male. It is comparable with alopecia aerate which is an autoimmune disease characterized with hair loss which may lead to depression, anxiety and other emotional issues if not controlled. Indralupta which can be treated as per the line of management like Shodhana, Shamana, Pracchanna, Siravyadha, Lepa etc. in Ayurveda which gives better results. A 36-year male came to our OPD with the complaints of Hair fall and thinning of hair in the Rt Parietal region for 1 month. Patient previously taken conventional medications and didn’t get satisfactory results. On local examination, patchy hair loss was seen in Right parietal region. Patient was given Icchabhedi rasa lepa with Jambira rasa to the afflicted parts. After 15 days, there was visible hair growth, hair fall was comparatively reduced. Icchabhedi rasa – a classical ayurvedic preparation which contains Jayapala, but as it is a drug which is indicated for internal use also, if we use it for external applications, no serious complications will not be there and this can be practiced at OPD level without any invasive measures and purvakarma with promising results. Lepa karma is very effective in the management of Indralupta along with pittashamaka chikitsa. Even Though Jayapala lepa is effective due to its potential complications; Icchabhedi rasa with jambira rasa can be ideal and safe.
Keyword: Indralupta, Alopecia, Lepana, Icchabhedi rasa.