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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-73

Role of Pracchana Karma followed by Bibhitaki Lepa in Indralupta (Alopecia Areata)

1 Department of Shalakya Tantra, Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Kayachikitsa, Ch. Brahm Prakash Ayurved Charak Samsthan, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Divyarani Kathad
Department of Shalakya Tantra, Akhandanand Ayurved College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_8_21

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Twenty-first century is the century of beauty and brain; so as a part of beauty, hair is very important. As hair is considered as a barometer of beauty, each one is over conscious about it and is in search for a better remedy for the maintenance and management of their reflection of beauty. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disorder also known as “spot baldness,” which interferes beauty of a person, which can be compared with Indralupta. Since the limitations of modern medicine are obvious, there is the highest need of harmless, effective treatment from alternative medical sciences. The treatment of Indralupta can be divided in two parts – local and systemic. Ayurveda indicates use of Pracchana and Lepa in the treatment. The treatment planned was Pracchana followed by Bibhitaki Lepa. Raktamokshana is the ideal treatment when Dosha is vitiated with Rakta. Pracchana helps in clearing the obstructed Romakupas. The present case study has come out with promising results in Indralupta (alopecia areata) treated by Pracchana and Bibhitaki Lepa. A case of a 41-year-old female patient who presented with the complaint of Indralupta has been treated with Pracchana followed by Bibhitaki Lepa along with internal medicine. There was a significant improvement in symptoms such as decreased patch size and less hair fall. This case study on Pracchana followed by Bibhitaki Lepa shows that Indralupta can be successfully managed by Ayurvedic treatment modalities.

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