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Abstract

ROLE OF LEPA (LOCAL APPLICATION) IN KUSHTHA (SKIN DISEASE) W.S.R. TO DADRU: A CLINICAL STUDY

Dr. Jeeta Ram Saini, Dr. Sisir Kumar Mandal and Dr. Ujwala S. Hivale

ABSTRACT

All dermatologic disorders are coming under the term Ku??ha as per ?yurvedika texts. In broad sense Ku??ha is the one, which causes vitiation as well as discoloration of the skin. ?c?rya Su?ruta has mentioned the treatment as lepana, which is a type of ?odhana, because external applications form is the best way to treat Ku??ha. Application of lepa enters in to Romak?pa and further gets absorbed through Svedavahi Srotasa and Sir?mukha leading to desired effects. This method of rubbing increases the skin temperature which might be hastening the pilosebaceous uptake and skin permeation of the drug in topical formulation. Dadru, one of the K?udra Ku??ha makes its powerful grip on modern man and have harmful effect. Dadru can be correlated with modern disease dermatophytes. This condition comes under superficial fungal infection of the skin. Dadru is Rasagata manifestation of Ku??ha. ?c?rya Su?ruta mentioned ?odhana lepa as first choice of modality for Tvakagata Ku??ha. Lepana karma has been considered as an ideal therapeutic measure for this disease. Modern science also justifies the role of topical therapy in superficial fungal infections of the skin. External application of drugs in skin disease is an important as internal medicine. It helps in providing better and quicker relief in the symptoms. The medicine in the form of a paste used for external application are called as Lepa. Here E?agaj?di Lepa a combination of five drugs i.e. Cakramarda, Ku??ha, Saindhava, Sar?apa, V?yavi?aga and Sauvira is selected for research purpose.

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