EFFICACY OF ARKAPATRA TAILA AND ARAGVADADI KWATHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VICHARCHIKA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ECZEMA
International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy
Vicharchika is mentioned in classical text of Ayurveda as one among kushtha. All kushthas have tridoshaja origin hence vicharchika can be taken in same way. But some acharyas have mentioned different dominancy in vicharchika i.e. kapha, pitta and vata-pitta pradhana. As per lakshanas, vicharchika can be correlated with eczema. Sharangadhara mentioned arkapatra taila and Bhaishajya rathanavalli mentioned aragvadadi kwatha in the treatment of vicharchika. Effort is being made in present study to
... n present study to know the efficacy of arkapatra taila and aragvadadi kwatha. Patients were selected from OPD and IPD fulfilling inclusion criteria and were divided into 2 groups, Group A and Group B with 20 patients in each group. Patients in group A were administered aragvadadi kwatha 25 ml twice a day and arkapatra taila for external application and were also kept on appropriate pathya ahara and vihara. Patients in Group B kept as Control Group on pathya ahara and vihara. Maximum improvement was found in 10 patients (50 %) in group A and 0 patients (0 %) in group B. Moderate improvement was in 6 patients (30 %) in group A and 4 patients (20 %) in group B. Mild improvement was in 4 patients (20 %) in group A and 7 (35 %) patients in group B. In group A 0 (0 %) and in group B 9 (45 %) patients were with no change. It was concluded that arkapatra taila and aragvadadi kwatha along with pathya ahara and vihara has a significant effect in the treatment of vicharchika.