Acne vulgaris and ayurveda management - Dr. Seeta Biradar
Acne Vulgaris (Yavana Pidika) & Ayurvedic Management
Abstract: Yuvana pidika is a common disorder affecting a particular age group. It is a disease of the adolescent. It affects both the Sex invariably. It is not limited to any particular class of the society. It correlates to Acne vulgaris. Acne is considered as the prevalent dermatological disorder. It manifests mainly on the face. But when it becomes chronic & severe it leads to severe scarring of the face. Yuvana pidika is explained as kshudra roga by acharya Sushruta. It is characterized by shalmali kantaka sadrusha pidakas on face. Though, Shamana and shodhana chikitsa are mentioned for it by various acharyas but acharya Vagbhata states lepa as the prathama chikitsa. Manjishta lepa is explained by yoga ratnakara as an effective chikitsa.2Mahamanjistadi Kashaya is a proven formulation for twak vikaras. It has ingredients which act on twacha vikaras. Hence both the formulations are worth tested for their efficacy in the management of yuvana pidika. They are safe and economical and suitable for the fast life where people have no time for shodhana chikitsa. Present work was undertaken to study the effect of manjishta lepa and mahamajishtadi kashaya, i.e, shamana therapy in the management of yuvana pidika with special reference to Acne vulgaris.