International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy

ISSN Online:2229-3566

ISSN Print: 2277-4343


Article Category: Original Research articles

DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.1406156

Pages: 1-4

Author: Ajay Raj, Shailaja U, Prasanna Narasimha Rao, Vinay Kadibagil *

Abstract: Facial expressions are crucial in interpreting emotions on first encounters, and everyone desires an attractive face to fit into society. Youvana Pidika/Mukhadooshika (Acne Vulgaris) is a skin disorder that can significantly impact young people's beauty and confidence. Cosmetology is a science focusing on beautification, with various treatment options, including topical therapies, antimicrobials, hormones, surgery, and UV radiation, each with its limitations. Ayurveda's unique beauty concept, characterized by effective, affordable, and long-lasting treatments, is highly sought after in cosmetology, mainly through shodhana and shamana chikitsa. External applications of Ayurveda's lepa, like Vachadi and Manjisthadi lepa, significantly impact youvana Pidaka's features but have disadvantages like patient acceptability, portability, and time consumption. The current research aims to modify the traditional lepa into a gel form for treating youvana pidika/mukhadooshika (Acne Vulgaris). Kashaya was prepared using drugs Usheera, Dhanyaka, Chanaka, Pushkara Mula, Vacha, Lodhra, and Manjishta and modified into the gel using additives like gelling agents. i.e. carbopol and preservatives i.e. parabens. On preliminary analysis, it was observed that the gel has a dark brown colour, 3.78 pH, 20.5% spreadability and 16 total suspended solids. Overall, this research project aims to improve the treatment experience for individuals with youvana pidika/mukhadooshika by developing a modified gel formulation that offers advantages such as lightweight, quick absorbability, non-greasy texture, and hydration.

Keyword: Mukhadooshika, Mukhadooshikari gel, lepa, herbal cosmetics