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EVALUATION OF PURGATION ACTIVITY OF CASSIA FISTULA IN SKIN DISEASES DUE TO VITIATED PITTA DOSHA

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Author(s): Manojkumar V Chaudhari

Journal: Journal of Ayurveda and Holistic Medicine
ISSN 2321-1563

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Cassia Fistula | Aragvadha | purgation therapy | Virechana | skin disease | Pittaja Kushtha

ABSTRACT
Background: It has been reported from various studies in the general population and primary care that around 15-20% of people are suffering from various skin diseases. Due to pathogenic materials of skin disorders as described in charaka samhita, 18 types of skin disorders appear.Aims and objectives:To evaluate the efficacy of Cassia Fistula in skin diseases due to vitiated pitta dosha.Methods and materials: Fifty subjects suffering from skin disease due to vitiated pitta dosha were studied. Total duration for trial treatment was of 21 days. The patients were  administered with internal oleation, external oleation and fomentation. Later they were given purgation with decoction of fruit of Cassia fistula.Results: It is observed that, the p values were almost highly significant (p < 0.001) in all the parameters. Hence, it can be concluded that the purgation therapy by Cassia Fistula decoction is more effective in Skin disease due to vitiated pitta dosha. The results are encouraging and support the classical claim that Cassia Fistula is effective in reducing the symptoms of skin disease due to vitiated pitta dosha and can be used extensively in the treatment.Conclusion: On the basis of the results of this study it may be concluded that, the Cassia Fistula is having significant effect in ameliorating the skin diseases due to pitta origin and is safe drug of choice for Purgation therapy.
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