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Abstract

VARṆYA MECHANISM OF TWACHA (SKIN) IN AYURVEDA & CONTEMPORARY SCIENCE- A CRITICAL REVIEW

Dr. Arun Kumar Gupta*, Dr. Trupti Gupta and Dr. Satej T. Banne

ABSTRACT

The existing conception of wellness comprises beauty, health, fitness as well as anti-aging aspects.[1] Beauty, especially fairness of skin, is a subject of socio-medical importance and has given escalation to numerous skin-lightening procedures such as dermabrasion, ultrasound, and laser therapy.[2,3,4,5,6,7] Unhealthy skin gives rise to social issues whereas healthy-intact skin escalations cheerfulness and assurance. Traditional herbal medicines deliver an interesting source for development of new skin-care cosmetics. Indian Cosmetic market is mounting at 15-20% annually, twice as fast as two leading countries i.e. US and EU market.[8] The unique, effective, and long lasting concept of beauty in Ayurveda has steered to the emergence of Ayur-cosmaceuticals. The concept of var?a, ch?y?, prabh? dealt in Ayurveda are innate beings of beauty. The word var?a in Sanskrit means “outward appearance, exterior form, figure, shape, colour”, “colour of the face”, “good colour or complexion, lustre, beauty.[9] Var?a is not just colour but it embraces all the parameters of healthy and radiant skin.[10] Ch?y? is the entity which circumscribes var?a and prabh? is the highlighter of complexion.[11] Thus whatever carries softness and beauty to skin along with augmentation of complexion, glow or luminescence is termed as var?ya. Skin diseases usually revenue a longer time to be specifically diagnosed and cured. The Paanchbhautikarachnaof the Twachaprovides scope of considering the predominance of Doshaand Anubandhastatus of Doshain sighted the Chikitsasiddhanta. The conception of Varna and Twacha which is inherent due to Prakritiof the individual should be analysed while allocating with disorders of the skin. The physiological concept of skin, the role of Dosha, Dhatu, mala in Twachacontrollers us towards diet and regimen to be followed for healthy skin. After all healthy skin is the mirror of healthy body.

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