International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Case Reports

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.12012

Pages: 5-8

Author: S. H. Doddamani *, Shubhashree M N, Raghavendra Naik, Rinky Thakur, Srinibash Sahoo, S K Giri

Abstract: In the present era, there is a heightened awareness about the safety of drugs rather than the efficacy, which is largely due to the side effects as well as their consequences. This case study highlights the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine, which has yielded positive results by reducing hypo-pigmented patches of vitiligo, though the treatment was intended to treat Necrozoospermia. Vitiligo is an autoimmune cutaneous disorder of pigmentation which is correlated with Shwitra in Ayurveda. Main line of treatment for Shwitra in Ayurveda is Snehana (medicated fats) Shodhana (Purificatory therapies) followed by anointing body and exposure to sunlight. However, in this present case astounding effects were seen when the patient was treated only with internal medication for Necrozoospermia without considering Shwitra. Fifty-six years old man approached with chief complaint of secondary infertility and was diagnosed as Necrozoospermia (Shukra Dosha). There were hypo-pigmented patches of Vitiligo on his forehead. The patient was given Koshtha shuddhi (purgation) with Eranda Taila (medicated castor oil) to treat shukra dosha followed by medicines like Arogyavardhini Vati, Chandraprabha Vati, Shilapravanga and Phala Ghrita (medicated ghee). At the end of 3½ month of treatment, marked improvement in sperm count and increase in the sperm motility was observed, along with that vitiligo patches on the forehead were reduced remarkably without any external application. The present case study shows the effective management of vitiligo with Ayurvedic formulations without use of external applications highlighting the basic Dhatu Siddhanta (theory of tissue formation) of Ayurveda.

Keyword: Ayurveda, Dhatu Siddhanta, Necrozoospermia, Shwitra, Vitiligo.