International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Ayurveda | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.2 / 10

A Pharmaceutico - Analytical Study of Nishothamadi Kashayam in Dermatophytosis W.S.R to DadruKushtha

Dr. Anusha V. K.

Abstract: Introduction: Skin is the largest organ of human body. Incidence of fungal infections increases due to various reasons like unhygienic environmental conditions, poor sanitations, illiteracy, malnutrition, improper skin care, poverty etc. All the skin diseases in ayurveda have been classified under the broad heading of kushta. Dadru is one amongst them having kapha and pitta predominance. The main lakshanas of dadru include kandu, raga, utsanna mandala and pidaka. Dadru can be considered as dermatophytosis. Aim: Pharmaceutico analytical study of Nishothamadikashaya isagainst Dermatophytes causing Dadru. Materials and methods: Nishothamadikashaya made from Haridra, Haritaki, Amalaki, Vibhitaki, Patola, Katuki, Vacha, Manjishta, Nimba and sample of prepared medicine wasanalysed using following parameters as per the references available in protocol for testing published by Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Studies. Results: All the analytical parameters of Nishothamadi Kashaya were within the normal limits and it has a substantial effect in reducing the symptoms caused by Dermatophytes. Conclusion: all of the constituents in Nishothamadi Kashaya shows more peaks in HPTLC studies indicates its potency. The ingredients are readily available, affordable and have no adverse effect. It demonstrates a fresh angle for using Ayurveda to treat Dermatophytosis.

Keywords: Dermatophytosis, Nishothamadi Kashaya, Dadru, Dermatophytes

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 280 - 284

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