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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301

ICV : 78.6



Dr. Ravi Joshi*


Skin is the best organ of the body interacting with the environmental agents like physical, chemical and biological agent. interaction with these factors result in specific reaction pattern producing characteristic skin lesions in different parts of the body. The prevalence of skin disease becoming more due to the following factors- faulty diet and life style, excessive and improper use of chemicals-cosmetics, soap, shampoo, diodorants and exessive use of antibiotics and steroids. Ayurveda has discussed of all skin disease under the name of Kushtha, and in other words it can be known as “Ayurveda Dermatology”. Kushtha are mainly divided into seven types of Maha Kushtha and eleven types of Kshudra Kushtha. Generally differential diagnosis and identification of a Perticualr Kushtha is very difficult as there are no clear tools presented in original Ayurveda texts. Disease of skin account for a great deal of Misery, suffering, incapacity and economic loss, including the genetic causes the diet, climate, sunlight mental factors and allergy etc., have been proved as aetiological factors beyond doubts. Natural hurbs seem to be more promising in the field of dermatology as already discribed in ancient Ayurvedic texts.

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