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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-56

Effect of an Ayurveda treatment in palmoplantar psoriasis: A case study


Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Guruprasad C Nille
Assistant Professor, Department of Rasa Shastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, U.P
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JACR.JACR_24_20

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Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease characterized by chronic inflammatory changes in the skin. Around 5% of all the psoriasis sufferers have palmoplantar psoriasis, which is challenging to treat a variety of psoriasis. Ayurveda is rich in herbs having proven anti-psoriatic action. However, the complex and multifactorial pathogenesis of psoriasis needs a multimodal treatment approach. In the present case report, a 45-year-old female patient presented with soles of feet partially covered, thickened, red skin having sharp, and noticeable borders demarking the psoriasis patches from unaffected skin. There were painful cracks over the soles and thickened erythematous plaques on the right elbow. Clinical examination revealed the involvement of Tridosha (~three biological humors) in the Samprapti (~pathophysiology). The multimodal treatment including Patolakaturohinyadi kashaya, Kaishora guggulu, Mahatiktaka ghrita, Gandhaka rasayana, and Khadirarishta as internal medicines, whereas Winsoria oil and Panchavalkala kwatha as external medicines showed promising results. Within six months of the treatment, the psoriatic lesions and associated signs and symptoms healed effectively. Altogether, multimodal Ayurveda treatment can be an effective and safe solution for palmoplantar psoriasis.


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