Efficacy of Durvadya Taila and Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha in Vicharchika (Eczema) in Children

Authors

  • Raga Manasa Merugu
  • Ragamala K C
  • Prasanna Kumar T

Keywords:

Vicharchika, Eczema, Kustha, Durvadya Taila, Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha

Abstract

Vicharchika is a type of Kshudra kustha often encountered by Ayurvedic Pediatric OPDs characterized by symptoms namely Kandu (itching), Srava (discharge), Pidaka (vesicles), and Shyava Varna (discoloration). The involvement of Vata results in dry, blackish lesions of eczema, itching in the affected areas is due to Kapha whereas Pitta is responsible for Srava. Vicharchika has a greater resemblance with Eczema. Ayurveda classics emphasize Shodhana and Shamana therapy as the line of treatment at various places in the management of Kustha. In children Shamana therapy is preferred over Shodhana therapy. So, a clinical study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of Durvadya Taila and Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha in Vicharchika in children aged 5-16years was conducted considering inclusive and exclusive criteria. Patients were given Durvadya Taila for external application and Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha internally for 45days twice a day and called for follow up after 15 days of completion of treatment. Among 30 patients, maximum patients were having moderate improvement i.e. 86.67%, 6.67% of patients showed complete remission and 6.67% showed mild improvement. The clinical study clearly concludes that Durvadya Taila and Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha are safe and effective in the Management of Vicharchika in children.

Author Biographies

Raga Manasa Merugu

PG Scholar, Department of Kaumarbhritya, S.V.Ayurvedic Hospital, Tirupati, A.P, India.

Ragamala K C

Assistant Professor, Department of Kaumarbhritya, S.V.Ayurvedic Hospital, Tirupati, A.P, India.

Prasanna Kumar T

Professor, Department of R.S & B.K, Sri Sairam Ayurveda Medical College, Chennai. T.N. India.

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Published

08-07-2022

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Merugu, R. M., K C, R., & T, P. K. (2022).  Efficacy of Durvadya Taila and Laghu Manjisthadi Kwatha in Vicharchika (Eczema) in Children. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(2), 473–478. Retrieved from http://ijam.co.in/index.php/ijam/article/view/2653

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