Role of viruddha ahara as causative factor in vicarcika in relation to IgE and AEC level


AUTHORS : Choudhury Burhanuddin1 , Kalita Upen2 , Deka Himamoni3
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Skin disorder is a challenge to the medical sciences since the time immemorial. In Ayurveda it was beautifully described about the twaksar purusha and all the skin disorders under the heading of kustha which commonly occurs due to incompatible food habbits. Personal history is an important determinant to evaluate kustha. Methods: Total 50 patients of Vicarcika (Allergic dermatitis), 09 70 years were selected randomly from OPD, Govt. Ayurvedic College & Hospital. Results: In the series of trials, significant result was observed in relation to age, sex, occupation, religion, socio-economic status and sleep. 30 days was taken as trial period and after that period some satisfactory effect was observed. Discussion: Ahara plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of health for which it has been given the prime place among Trayopastambhas, i.e. ahara, nidra and brahmacharya. This study was found to be in consistent with other studies carried out in different parts of the world. Conclusion: Statistically significant results indicate effective intervention of compatible food for decrease in vicarcika. This study may be used as a baseline study for more advanced studies.

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