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Article: A REVIEW ON KESHA NASHAKA LEPA: AN AYURVEDIC TOPICAL FORMULATION FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ATILOMA UTPATTI
Article Category: Review articles
Author: K Sujatha, H Harshitha *
Abstract: Atiloma utpatti is a trending cosmetic concern affecting most of the population worldwide. It is well-thought-out as a social stigma and considered abhorrent to a person. An elegant, smooth skin enhances the self-esteem and confidence of an individual in society. Prevalence of this condition is seen majorly in teenage to elderly adults. In the ancient era, Ayurveda classics emphasized topical applicators for skin beautification, including measures to tackle the concern of atiloma utpatti. In modern cosmetology, varied choices are available for depilatory and epilatory actions but are intricate and harmful to the skin. The presently available depilatory formulations, although effective, are not long-lasting. In this regard, Bheshaja Samhita has quoted a topical lepa preparation providing depilatory action. So, this study aims to appraise the pharmacological activity of the formulation Kesha nashaka lepa regarding depilatory efficacy. The pharmacological actions were compiled from original research articles in google scholar, research gate, PubMed etc. research databases. Thus, the collective pharmacological actions of Kesha nashaka lepa showed a synergistic action of ingredients in the formulation, leading to an increase in pilosebaceous uptake, promoting an effective depilatory activity. Hence, the formulation can be taken for study in the management of the atiloma utpatti condition.
Keyword: Atiloma, Ayurveda, Topical, Depilation, Kesha nashaka lepa