• Sapna Hiremath Asst. Professor, Department of Shareer Rachana, N K Jabshetty Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital and P G Centre, Bidar (Karnataka) - 585403
  • Debasis Kundu P G Scholar, Dept. of Shareer Rachana, N. K. Jabshetty Ayurvedic Medical College and P G Centre (Karnataka).


Ayurveda describe the organization of the body in term of Doshas, Dhatus and Malas. Twacha is one among the Upadhatus which provide protective layer over the body that protect from the heat, cold and external infection. The union of Shukra (spermatozoa) and Shonita (ovum) while  being cooked (processed by heat) give rise to the formation of seven Twak (skin) just like formation of cream when milk is boiled. Acharya Sushrut and other Acharyas are described Twak Shareeram in detail. Acharya Sushrut defined Twacha as Upadhatu of Mamsadhatu. Twacha is one among the Panchjyanendriya, which carry sensation of touch and it covers external part as well as internal part of body. “Kitibha” is one among the type of Ksudrakustha which is common and chronic disorder of Twacha. Acharyas describe symptoms of Kitibha like - red, with dry and silvery white scale which may be obvious only after scrapping the surface, skin is not sweating, resemble the scale of fish, producing sound (while scratching) rough, itching course and black in colour. So it becomes essential to know the structural and anatomical changes occur in the Kitibha. Now a days Kitibha disease largely spread in the human being. While diagnosing the patients of Kitibha Kustha, there is difficulty regarding the identification of structural deformity, hence  need is felt to study the Kitibha and Twak Sharira.

How to Cite
HIREMATH, Sapna; KUNDU, Debasis. STUDY OF TWAK SHAREER W.S.R TO KITIBHA KUSTHA. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110),, v. 2, n. 3, p. 241 - 244, july 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018. doi:
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