EFFECT OF HARITAKI (TERMINALIA CHEBULA RETZ) WITH TAKRA IN DANDRUFF
Dandruff is a common scalp disorder affecting almost half of the population. According to Ayurveda, Dandruff may be correlated to Darunaka. Ayurveda classics dealt different procedures and medications to treat the disease Darunaka (dandruff). The present study is based on the reference from Cikitsamanjary by Sreeman Nambootiri, an authentic Ayurveda book. Haritaki mixed with Takra (buttermilk) as Sirolepa (application of paste over the scalp region) is used to reduce Darunaka. Darunaka is a Kapha Vata predominant disease having the symptoms like Kandu (Itching), Kesha Chyuthi (Hair fall), Twak sphutana (Scaling) and Rukshata (Dryness). Haritaki is having Lavanavarjitha Pancha Rasa, Laghu Ruksha Guna, Ushna Virya, Madhura Vipaka and Tridoshahara property (Pharmacological properties). Takram is having Laghu Ruksha Guna, Kasaya, Amla rasa; Ushna Virya and Madhura Vipaka with Kapha Vatahara property. In the clinical study, 30 patients of Darunaka were selected as per inclusion and exclusion criteria. The study was effective in reducing the symptoms of Darunaka.
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