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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 141-146

Role of Putikadi Lepa in the management of Dadru Kushtha (Tinea corporis): A case study


Department of Agadtantra, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Minakshi Avinash Urkude
Mahatma Gandhi Ayurveda College Hospital and Research Centre Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India, Wardha, Maharashtra.
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JISM.JISM_45_20

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Background: Developing and tropical countries such as India occurrence of skin diseases are more prominent in recent era. Dadru Kushtha (Tinea corporis) is one of Mahakushtha or Kshudra Kushtha explained by Acharya under the heading of skin diseases. In the present case study, Putikadi Lepa has been used to treat the patient having the symptoms of Tinea corporis which is mentioned in Sushruta Samhita. Aim and Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of Putikadi Lepa in the management of Dadru Kushtha (Tinea corporis). Setting and Design: This was an original case study. Materials and Methods: Putikadi Lepa includes leaves of Pongamia pinnata Pierre, Calotropis gigantean Linn, Cassia fistula Linn, Euphorbia neriifolia Linn, and Jasminum grandiflorum Linn pasted with cow urine. Putikadi Lepa is given to the patient having the symptoms of Tinea corporis for external application on affected area up to 21 days. Results: Clinical study shows the significant result of Putikadi Lepa to pacify the symptoms like itching, erythema, eruption, size of lesion, and number of lesion of Tinea corporis. Conclusion: Due to their antifungal and antibacterial properties of all the ingredients of Putikadi Lepa, it shows good results on patient. Putikadi Lepa is an herbal preparation and drugs are easily available. So it is very convenient treatment for Tinea corporis.


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