ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SWITRA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Malini Moger *, S. N. Belavadi
Abstract: Among Twak vikaras Switra is one of the most common conditions which will manifest in all ages and in both sex. The disease manifests in Tamra layer (4th) of twacha. Switra has been mentioned along with Kustha but not included among its types. Vitiligo is characterised by the loss of melanin or skin pigments in various parts of the body. We find most of the patients affected between the age group of 10-30 years coming for the treatment. Ayurvedic management for Switra has been dealt detail in various classics and this treatment has been found tremendous improvement in the patients suffering from the condition. Here, an attempt is made with some of the Ayurvedic classical medications given for the patient and found satisfactory in improvement. Patient complained of Swetavarna twacha over back of the both elbow joint, in Right shoulder, over both knee joints and in both Foot since- 2 years. Tab Arogyavardinivati, Tablet of Bakuchi, Manjishtadi kashaya and Cream Leukodna for external application with Gomutra was given for 60 days and found moderate improvement in the patient through Shamana Chikitsa.
Keyword: Switra kustha, vitiligo, lepa, shamana chikitsa, pathya, apathya