BACKGROUND: According to modern literature Chicken pox is an aerosol disease caused by virus called ‘Varicella zoster’. It is highly contagious disease; it progressively spreads from ill ones to healthy, like cold & flu. Age group under 10 years is mostly affected by this disease & in adults it occurs rarely. For prevention Chicken Pox vaccine is must to be given two times in the age between 10 months to 15 months & in 4 years to 6 years. But after vaccinating against Chicken Pox some of them also suffer from this disease. In Ayurveda according to Madhav Nidana chicken pox (Masurika/LaghuMasurika) is caused by Grahadosha as well as by vitiation of Tridoshas i.e. Vata, Pitta, Kapha & also by consuming excessive sour, salty, bitter food items & Virudhaahara Sevan (eg. Milk with fish etc.). Ayurveda also gives preventive & curative measures for this disease.
OBJECTIVES: To study review literature of Chicken Pox (Masurika/LaghuMasurika) through Ayurved & Modern text.
METHODS: The ancient knowledge of Chicken Pox (Masurika/Laghu Masurika) through Samhitas, modern literature and various journal, internet is gathered and data is collected for this study.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: After the study of literature, it is clear that Chicken Pox (Masurika/LaghuMasurika) is prevented & treated by Ayurveda & Modern science.