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Dr. Prashant Sasane1,Prof. Ram Kishor Joshi2
*1.Dr. Prashant Sasane, Ph.D. Scholar,Department of Kayachikitsa, NIA Jaipur, Rajasthan.
2.Prof. Ram Kishor Joshi, M.D.(Ay.),Ph.D.(Ay.), Professor & HOD, Department of Kayachikitsa, NIA Jaipur, (Raj)
Dr Prashant Uttam Sasane,
PhD Scholar, Deptt. Of Kayachikitsa,
National institute of Ayurveda Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Context: Due to ignorance towards dietetic, seasonal and daily regimen, these days people are more prone to various kinds of skin disorders. Eczema (Vicharchika) is the most common skin disorders.Presently, the potent topical or systemic corticosteroids and anti-histaminics are the main stay in this condition however; they have serious adverse effects and have limitations for a long term therapy. Hence, there is a need for drugs having good efficacy with low toxic profile in this debilitating disorder. A number of indigenous drugs have been claimed to be effective in the treatment of Vicharchika (Eczema).Aragwadhapatra(Cassia fistula leaves)Lepa, is one such preparation which has been prepared from the Ayurvedictext. Aim& Objective:Conceptual & Clinical study on Vicharchika (Eczema)& to evaluate the efficacy of Aragwadha patra Lepa.Methods and Material: 30 registeredpatients of eczemafrom the OPD/IPD department of Kayachikitsa, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipurand treated with Aragwadhapatra Lepaonce in a day on the lesion of Vicharchika (Eczema) for 15 days.Study Design- Single centered; Open label, clinical trial using pre and post-test design. Results:In this study significant results were obtained inKandu(Pruritis), Daha(Burning), Srava(Oozing),Rukshata(Dryness), Pidikotpatti (eruption), Vaivaranyata(Discoloration), & EASI score, without any adverse effects. In this study complete remission (37.5%), major improvement(33.3%), moderate improvement (16.6%),) minor improvement (8.3%), and no improvement (4.1%) was observed.Conclusions: Therapy in the form of Aragwadhapatra Lepaare safe and effective inthe management of Vicharchika (Eczema).
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