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Research Paper | Ayurveda | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022
A Single Case Study on the Effect of Some Ayurvedic Medicines over Switra (vitiligo)
Abstract: Skin is the major sense organ as it covers the whole body & is the first organ to interact with environmental stimuli. According to Ayurveda skin is one of the most essential sense organs which is maintained by the action of bhrajaka pitta, which provides color, complexion & general health to the skin. Switra is one of the disease conditions of the skin characterized by whitish discoloration of skin which is similar to the sense vitiligo of modern medicine where milky-white sharply demarcated macules are usually found (1). The Worldwide incidence of vitiligo is observed in 0.5-1% of world population (2). Whereas the solution of said problem is mostly unsafe & unsatisfactory in western science. There are so many herbs & minerals have been contributed by the ancestors of ayurveda as ?vranaprasada? (enhancer of color &/or complexion) & kusthanasa (remedy against obstinate skin diseases). In present study a switra (vitiligo) patient of 29 years of age has been treated with ayurvedic therapy at the OPD & IPD of I. P. G. A. E& R (SVSP HOSPITAL), Kolkata. After 6 month of treatment (sodhana followed by samana therapy) very satisfactory curative effect has been found through marked increasing of pigments over affected part. The main aims & objectives of the study are to provide a safe & efficacious ayurvedic management to the switra (vitiligo) patient and to encourage the ayurvedic clinician towards proper management of the disease switra (vitiligo).
Keywords: switra in ayurveda, switra & vitiligo
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,
Pages: 1450 - 1453