Ayurvedic Management of Psoriasis - Dr. Nitesh Gupta
Psoriasis and ayurvedic management
Abstract: At present time, Psoriasis is one of the most common human skin diseases. Psoriasis is a chronic, proliferative, and inflammatory skin disease with reactive abnormal epidermal differentiation and hyperproliferation that affects 2−3% of the global population Majority of the dermatological disorders have been described under the roof of Kushtha in Ayurveda. Psoriasis is mostly comparable with two varieties of kshudrakustha ie. Eka kustha and Kitibha kustha and also with a variety mahakustha i.e., Sidhma kustha. Due to the close resemblance, the treatment procedures along with various formulations mentioned in skin disorders of Ayurveda can be applied in psoriasis which adds new dimensions in management of such a chronic and complex disease. The disease courses and the treatment modalities mentioned for dermatological disorders as described in Ayurveda are highlighted here with their modern counterparts and the measures mentioned in classics are focused which provides management in natural way with no adverse effects.