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A CRITICAL REVIEW OF DISEASE KUSTHA AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT THROUGH SINGLE AND COMPOUND DRUGS W.S.R. TO BRIHATRAYI

Dr. Sujeet Kishore Roy*, Dr. Abdur Rahaman and Dr. Arun Kumar

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The Word Kustha denotes a pathological condition which distorts the body. It may manifest, superficially over skin or may affect the deeper tissue also. In Ayurveda diseases like Dadru, kandu, switra etc which affect superficial skin and diseases like aoudumar, kapal etc which may affect deeper tissue, all are considered as skin disease and they are described under the umbrella of Kushtha.[1] Ayurveda is the science and art of healing that deals with all aspects of an individual. In Ayurveda, psychological factors have been given equal importance as physical & physiological factors in the etio-pathogenesis of various dermatological disorders. Kushtha Roga is considered as a Papakarmaja Vyadhi (a disease due to sinful activities)[2] and a Kulaja Vikara (a hereditary disorder)[3] and aupasargic vikara[4] in Ayurvedic system of medicine, in facts for the very first time, the effect of genes in production of skin diseases were mentioned by acharya Sushruta. There are various dietery (aharaja), habitual/regimental factors mentioned in ayurveda which causes dosh and dushya disturbance and produces the Kustha roga. Kustha was described mainly under two category i.e. maha kushtha and kshudra kushtha, which again descried under eight and seventeen type. Though the factors which causes Kustha are same I all types of Kustha ut due to other factors like severity, location, manifestation process they all shows different character and respond to different treatment.

Keywords: Review, Kustha, Skin disease, Ayurvedic Management.


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