2019, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part X
New hope in treatment of vitiligo (Switra) by ayurvedic medicines (A case study)
AUTHOR(S): Gupta Sunil, Dr. Saxena Varsha and Srivastava Niraj Kumar
The skin covers the entire external surface of the human body and is the principle site of interaction with the surrounding world. Vitiligo is a specific type of a acquired leukoderma and this is idiopathic, patterned, circumscribed hypomelanosis of the skin and hair in which other cause of leukoderma have been excluded. The disease is important principally because of the social stigma associated with vitiligo. Vitiligo is autoimmune disease and it may be associated with other autoimmune disease as diabetes mellitus, pernicious anemia and Addison disease. Incidence of vitiligo is 1 to 8.8 % and age of onset varies widely from infancy to old age. Peak incidence is found in 10 to 30 years age group. The etiology is unknown but there is positive family history in 30% of patients. Main clinical feature of vitiligo is white spot usually appears and remains for life. In Ayurveda Vitiligo is known as "Switra. It is one of the varieties of Kushta in Ayurvedic classics, caused due to vitiation of Tridosha and Dhatus like Rasa, Rakta, Mamsa and Medas. Switra or vitiligo is a hypopigmentation dermatological disorder involving body and mind. In modern medicine photo chemotherapy is satisfactory method of treatment but it has adverse effect. So, it becomes a new hope to provide effective and safe treatment protocol for vitiligo in Ayurveda. The case was treated with compound Ayurvedic medicines Bakuchitaila (Psoralea Corylifolia) for local application, Bakuchi churna, Gandhak-rasayana, Rasamanikya, Muktashukti-bhasma and Khadirarishta over a period of 12 months with sound improvement which is evident from inspection and photographs. The outcome of this clinical study will reveal further regarding the effect of Ayurvedic medicine in vitiligo.
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How to cite this article:
Gupta Sunil, Dr. Saxena Varsha, Srivastava Niraj Kumar. New hope in treatment of vitiligo (Switra) by ayurvedic medicines (A case study). Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2019;4(1):1283-1286.