Concept of Autoimmune Disease as per Ayurveda w.s.r. to Indralupta

  • Anusha Kadiyala Final Year Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College Research Center and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Srinivas Post Graduate Scholar, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College Research Center and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Shaylaja Kumari Principal, Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College Research Center and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Srinivasa DH Professor & HOD, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College Research Center and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
  • Ramya R Associate Professor & Guide, Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College Research Center and Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
Keywords: Indralupta, Khalitya, Alopecia areata, Autoimmune Disease.

Abstract

Alopecia areata, is an autoimmune disease which is characterised by hair fall in small patches. It can be correlated to Indralupta through its Nidana Panchaka. Alopecia areata is the commonest cause of patchy hair loss. It may be regarded as an immune-mediated type of hair loss. The condition affects 0.1% to 0.2% of the population and occurs in both males and females. A single round or oval patch of complete baldness develops rapidly usually over the vertex or in the occipital region. There are no subjective symptoms and the denuded area of scalp is of normal color and texture. Patches in the beard may occur alone or in association. In an auto immune disease, there is a wrong reaction of our body immune system against the body's own tissue. Ayurveda suggests this in a slightly different way that the immune system do not accidentally attack own tissues but it does defence against a form of harmful metabolites called Ama.

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How to Cite
Anusha Kadiyala, Srinivas, Shaylaja Kumari, Srinivasa DH, & Ramya R. (2021). Concept of Autoimmune Disease as per Ayurveda w.s.r. to Indralupta. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 6(4), 329 - 332. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/1440
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