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Dr. Parulkar Geeta D., M.D.(Chikitsa)(Mum),PhD(Chikitsa)(Mum),
Professor(Chikitsa) R.A.Podar (Govt.) Medical College, attached to M.A.Podar Hospital, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
The topical application of the herbal paste to the face and keeping it undisturbed for certain period is known as ‘Mukhalepa’(Face pack). This therapy is used to clear the morbidity of dosha or any toxic material over facial skin, as well as to improve the fairness and complexion of the skin. Accordingly, there are three types of Mukhalepa named as Doshaghna Mukhalepa, Vishaghna Mukhalepa and Varnyakara Mukhalepa.
1. Dr. G. Shrinivasa Acharya, Panchakarma Illustrated, Chaukhamba Sanskrit Pratisthan, 1st edition 2006, Page nos. 297-300.
2 Ashtangasamgraha Shashilekha Sanskrit commentary by Indu edited by Dr. Shivprasad Sharma