ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A STUDY ON ROLE OF VIRECHANA KARMA AND POOTEEKADI LEPA ON CHILDHOOD CASES OF SHWITRA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO VITILIGO (LEUCODERMA)
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Kailash Chandra Kataria *, Shrinidhi K. Acharya
Abstract: Vitiligo or leucoderma is one such clinical dermatological condition which has been analogues with Shwitra in Ayurvedic literature. Vitiligo is the pigmentary disorder of unknown cause and characterized by de-pigmented or hypo pigmented patches that results from absence or depleted in melanocytes. Disease may start at any age but usually seen in childhood during first and second decade of life. The incidence is 3-4 % in India. The disease is known to all since long-back, no satisfactory treatment protocol is available for management in contemporary medical sciences, so the present study has been planned to provide an effective, cost effective, easy treatment for vitiligo by using Ayurvedic principle. An interventional, open label masking, randomized trial. 30 clinically diagnosed patients of Shwitra/vitiligo from OPD/IPD of Kaumarabhritya department, NIA, Jaipur were selected. Each group (group A and B) were 15 patients. Group A were received Pooteekadi Lepa as an external application followed by sun exposure for 15 minutes and Group B were priory administered with Samshodhana Karma (Virechana) followed by Pooteekadi Lepa as an external application followed by sun exposure for 15 minutes. Intergroup comparison shows significant results in effect of therapy in group B compared to group A on normalizing the skin pigmentation and fast reduction in the size of white patches.
Keyword: Leucoderma, Virechana Karma, Vitiligo, Pooteekadi Lepa