ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A CLINICAL TRIAL OF KHADIRARISTA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF KUSTHA
Article Category: Original Research articles
Author: Dhruve K D*, Prajapati P.K
Abstract: A clinical trial was carried out to evaluate the effect of Khadirarista prepared by sugar and jaggery. As sugar is mentioned in the text Sharangdhar Samhita to prepare Khadirarista, jaggery is widely used instead of sugar and honey for the pharmaceutical benefits. Both were subjected for clinical trial on the patients, having classical symptoms of the disease Kustha. Khadirarista prepared by sugar showed better result on Vataja and Kaphaja symptoms [Rukshata (dryness), Shula (pain), Shyavarunata (cyanosis) and Kandu (itching)] and on the other hand Khadirarista prepared by jaggery exhibited better efficacy on Pitta-Kapha symptoms [Raga (redness), Daha (burning), Utseda (elevation)].
Keyword: Skin diseases, Kandu, Khadira, Devdaru