LITERARY STUDY OF THE HOLISTIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF VIRECHANA KARMA IN EKA-KUSHTHA

Authors

  • PALLAVI GUPTA M.D. Scholar, Panchakarma Dept., Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, India.

Keywords:

Eka-kushtha, Virechana, Holistic Effects, Abhyadimodaka

Abstract

Eka-kushtha (Psoriasis) is mainly vata kapha dominating disease. It not only affects the sharir (Body)
but also affects the mana (Mind). Though modern medicine has solution but Ayurveda therapy not
only concern about the purification of the body but also focus on the well being of the mansik bhava
(Psychological factors) its main aim is to maintain the swastha indriya, (Healthy sensory perception)
swastha mana (Healthy Mind), as mansik hetu (Psychological Etiology) plays important role in the
disease Eka-kushtha (Psoriasis). Among the panchakarm, virechan karma (Purgative therapy) is selected
because it has a good result in the mana ( Mind) and sharir (Body) as it is given in the benefits of
the virechan karm (Purgation Therapy) and also it is used for the treatment of vata and kapha.. So,
here main Aim is to study the Holistic Health effects of virechan karm (Purgation Therapy) in Eka-
Kushtha (Psoriasis). Objectives are to do literary study on the mansik bhavas (Psychological factors) by
validated questionnaires in Eka-Kuhstha (Psoriasis) . Virechan (Purgation) is given by Abhyadimodak as
the ingredients like trivrut, amalaki, pippali danti etc. have vata-kapha alleviating properties. On the
basis of mentioned discussion it is concluded that Eka-kushtha (Psoriasis) could be treated through
virechan (Purgation).

Author Biography

PALLAVI GUPTA, M.D. Scholar, Panchakarma Dept., Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, India.

M.D. Scholar, Panchakarma Dept., Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Ayurveda, Pune, India.

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Published

2020-10-05

How to Cite

GUPTA, P. . (2020). LITERARY STUDY OF THE HOLISTIC HEALTH EFFECTS OF VIRECHANA KARMA IN EKA-KUSHTHA. Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine (JAHM), 5(1). Retrieved from http://jahm.in/index.php/jahm/article/view/36