Many treatment modalities in modern medical science focus on controlling the symptoms of the diseases & preventing further damage as there is no specific cure. Ayurveda is a holistic science and gives importance to cure & healing. In this world of globalisation Ayurveda should also move towards making itself globalised. For this, common terms for diseases are to be researched & specified which can be used globally.
The prevalence of skin diseases in the general population in different geographic regions of India varies from 7.9% to 60%, which is a big number1. Psoriasis is a chronic, non-communicable illness that affects sufferers' quality of life significantly and is unpleasant, disfiguring, and crippling. It is an autoimmune disease, which has no complete cure in modern medicine. Some modern medicines decrease the severity but there are more recurrences.
In this article we have tried to develop an Ayurveda view to look towards this disease. A literary review is the first step in any disease research. So a comparative literature study is done to find the correlation between psoriasis and different skin diseases mentioned in Ayurveda. Similarities were found between Psoriasis and Sidhma, Dadru, Ekakushta, Kitibha, Charmadala, and Vipadika. From this we can say Psoriasis is very similar to above Kushtha types and can be considered while selecting treatment in Ayurveda.