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Abstract

THERAPEUTIC EFFECT OF KHADIRA (ACACIA CATECHU) IN EKAKUSTHA (PSORIASIS)

*Dr. Tania Magotra and Dr. Twinkle Gupta

ABSTRACT

Khadira [Acacia catechu] is considered as the best remedy for the treatment of skin disorders in Ayurveda system of medicine. The gummy extract of Acacia catechu is applied to the patient of Ekakustha (psoriasis) orally since ancient time. The present study aimed to clinically evaluate the therapeutic effect of khadira in Ekakustha (Psoriasis). 40 Patients suffering from Psoriatic skin disorders were selected strictly based on inclusion and exclusion criteria of the study. A dry powder of black catechu 3 gms twice daily was administered to the selected patients. PASI (Psoriasis Area Severity Index) was applied in before and after treatment to assess the treatment effect. The measurement was done based on three major clinical criteria, i.e., erythema, induration, and desquamation. Obtained effects in terms of numerical measurement of PASI were evaluated statistically. Results showed highly significant (P<0.001) effect of Khadira in Ekakustha vis-à-vis Psoriasis.

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