EFFICACY OF GOGHRITA AND VAJRAK GHRITA AS ABHYANTAR SNEHA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF EKKUSHTHA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO PSORIASIS THROUGH VAMAN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Rohini Salve
2014 International Journal of Research in Ayurveda and Pharmacy  
This is always a point of debate that plain Go-ghrit or Siddha Go-ghrit should be used for internal snehapan before pradhan karma like Vaman or Virechan. The current study was therefore aimed to compare the efficacy of Go-ghrit and Vajrak Ghrit for Abhyantar Snehapana before the Shodhana process of Vamana. Psoriasis was selected as it is one of the most common skin lesion found extensively in all the classes of the society irrespective of the economic status. It also has a very high instance of
more » ... ry high instance of recurrence which further increases the need for recurrent shodhan procedures to be effectively controlled. 20 patients diagnosed with Psoriasis were divided into two groups. Group A was administered Go-ghrit as snehapan while Group B was administered Vajrak Ghrit as snehapan. This was followed by shodhan by Vaman in the standard method of Dipan-pachan, Snehapan, Bahya Abhyang and Swedana, Utkleshkar Aahar, Vaman, Samsarjan karma and Pathya for 6 weeks. Patients were observed and results were documented before and after the treatment. The results clearly indicate the difference in the mode of management of Psoriasis. It also gives a fair idea about separate need of plain Go-ghrit and Siddha Go-ghrit in management of Psoriasis. The results show that Samyak Snehapan Lakshanas and Pravar shuddhi was observed predominantly in Go-ghrit while overall improvement was seen better in Vajrak Ghrit.
doi:10.7897/2277-4343.05358 fatcat:3n5b4tc3rrepvposu3fgqxfvqi