International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Case Studies | Ayurveda | India | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022


A Case Study on Implication of Virechana Karma on Inverse Psoriasis

Akshay Shetty | Anil Koralli | G S Hadimani | Ashwini S Mathapati


Abstract: Psoriasis is a chronic skin disorder marked by periodic flare-ups of sharply defined red patches, covered by a silvery, flaky surface. The main disease activity leading to psoriasis occurs in the epidermis, Psoriasis is the most common dermatological condition affecting 1% of the population. The cause is unknown but is thought to be related to genetic and environmental factors that trigger on over production of epidermal cells. Inverse psoriasis (IP), also known as flexural or intertriginouspsoriasis is a variety of plaque psoriasis that involves the body folds, most often the axillary, anogenital, and inframammaryones. Inverse psoriasis is clinically characterized by well demarcated, erythematous patches. Kushta is Bahudoshaavastajanya vyadhi, has tridosha involvement along with saptha dhatu as its dushya psoriasis may be put under the categories like kitibha, sidhma, ekakustha according to different presentations. Virechana karma is one of the sodhana karma explained for it. As tvacha is a jnanedriya, thus by virechana karma indriya shudhi takes place. All acharayas explained that kustha is one of the virechana sadhya vyadhi. Thus virechana karma is helpful to manage psoriasis. Objective: To evaluate the effect of virechana karma in Inverse psoriasis Patient. Methodology: A female Patient aged 23 years old with Inverse psoriasis was subjected to deepana pachana with chitrakadi vati, and Agnitundi vati after proper amapachna arohana snehapana was administered with panchatiktaka guggulu gritha till obtainment of samyak snigda lakshans. Then from next day of samyak snigdha lakshana, Sarvanga Abhangya with murchita tila taila Taila followed by Ushna jala snana for three days, depending upon the rogi & roga bala Virechana Karma was performed withTrivrita leyam with sukoshna jala as Anupana. Patient had avara shuddhi and three days of Samsarjana krama was prescribed. Results: Photographs of lesions were noted before and after the Virechana karma.


Keywords: Virechana, Karma, Psoriasis, Kushta, Inverse psoriasis


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,


Pages: 1250 - 1254


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