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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17-20

Effect of Ayurveda interventions Vallibadara [Ziziphus oenoplia (L.) Mill.] and Avipattikara Churna in the management of Mukhadushika (acne) - a case report

1 Dravyaguna Department, ITRA, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Payal J Purohit
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DOI: 10.4103/jras.jras_29_22

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BACKGROUND: The spine of Vallibadara [Ziziphus oenoplia (L.) Mill.] of family Rhamnaceae are traditionally claimed to manage Mukhadushika (acne vulgaris). In Ayurveda, Avipattikara Churna is known for its Pitta Shamka and mild laxative action. The vitiation of Pitta Dosha and constipation are also contribute to manifestation of acne. PATIENT INFORMATION AND INTERVENTION: A 19 year old patient presented with complaints of papules and pustules, scattered all over her forehead and cheeks since last one year. The patient also reported constipation and heartburn since many months. She was diagnosed with Mukhadushika and was treated with the local application of the paste of powdered thorn of Z. oenoplia mixed with lemon juice and oral administration of Avipattikara Churna 4 gm twice daily with water for 21 days. RESULT: Considerable reduction was observed in the scattered papules and pustules on the forehead and cheeks of the patient. Constipation and burning sensation in the chest were relieved after one week. Complete relief in symptoms was noticed after 21 days of treatment. No recurrence of eruptions was observed during the follow-up after 30 days. CONCLUSION: The external application of spine of Z. oenoplia and internal administration of Avipattikara Churna are effective in the treatment of acne vulgaris.

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