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Dr. Dongre Parshuram 1*, Dr. Baghel Prashant 2, Dr. Salve Nilesh3
1Professor and H.O.D, Kayachkitsa Dept. Govt. Ayurved College, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.
2PG Scholar, Kriya Sharir Dept. Govt. Ayurved College, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.
3PG Scholar, Agad Tantra Dept. Govt. Ayurved College, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.
*Address for correspondence-
Dr. Dongre Parshuram,
Professor and H.O.D, Kayachkitsa Dept.
Govt. Ayurved College, Osmanabad, Maharashtra, India.
Seborrhea capitis a common chronic scalp condition is marked by itching and flaking of skin. It is termed as Darunaka in Ayurveda. Most of Ayuvedic texts refer this complaint of Darunaka under minor disease (Kshudra Roga). Although the disease rarely causes baldness and hair loss, but the irritation/itching may most certainly be a cause of concern. If white these flakes persist for a long time, the person may experience symptoms of seborrhea, psoriasis and eczema. The treatment part in the modern science is only use of Anti-dandruff shampoos which has the time limited effect and has recurrence also. Also the shampoo gives the side effects like eyes and skin burning or irritation. But Ayurveda gives a perfect treatment for the disease. AggravatedDosha in Darunaka are Vata and Kapha according to Ayurveda,which causes the dryness and itching of the scalp skin. So the Ayurvedic line of treatment is to generally pacify Kapha and Vata dosha.Madayantika sidhha taila is selected for the study. It contains Tila taila (sesame oil) which is Vata Kaphaghna (pacifying Vata and kapha dosha) and Madayantika which has the property ofKandughna(anti-pruritic), Vranshodhak(anti-inflammatory or anti-microbial), Vrana ropaka(wound healer), Kushtaghna(antifungal/anti-dermatophytic) etc. This study has revealed the efficacy of Madayantika siddha taila on Darunaka (Seborrhea capitis).
Keywords-Darunaka, Seborrhea capitis, Madayantika siddha taila, Seborrheic dermatitis
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