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EFFECT OF ĀRAGVADHĀDI LEPA IN ECZEMA (VICARCIKĀ) – A PILOT STUDY

Dr. Talekar Manisha*, Dr. Deshmukh Prashant Nareshrao, Dr. Mandal Sisir Kumar, Dr. B. K. Sevatkar and Dr. R. Govind Reddy

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Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin characterised by groups of vesicular lesions with a variable degree of exudates and scaling. This condition is comparable with Vicarcikā Kuṣṭha in Āyurvedika system of medicine. Āyurveda classics describe a number of formulations to combat with Kuṣṭha (skin diseases) which offers effective remedy for eczema. Aim and objective: To assess the effect of Āragvadhādi Lepa in eczema (Vicarcikā). Methods and Material: This is pilot study. Total 10 patients of either gender with age above 18 years and below 70 years suffering from Vicarcikā Kuṣṭha (eczema) after taking their written informed consent were selected randomly from O.P.D. & I.P.D. of National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur. These patients were given Āragvadhādi Lepa for local application daily once in a day for 30 days. Results: Trial drug Āragvadhādi Lepa showed statistically very significant improvement on Kaṇḍū (P=0.002), Srāva (P=0.002), Dāha (P=0.0078), Piḍīkā (P=0.002) & Rājī (P=0.0078) and in laboratory parameters statistically significant improvement on E.S.R. (P=0.0481) and Neutrophil (P= 0.0442). Conclusions: Āragvadhādi Lepa has therapeutic modality and has got immense potential for management of Vicarcikā (Eczema).

Keywords: ?ragvadh?di lepa; eczema; ku??ha; vicarcik?.


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