An overview of Ayurvedic principles to prevent dermatological disorders.
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jnanendriya, dermatological disorders, Kushtha, Dinacharya, Ritucharya

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Laturkar , S. (2020). An overview of Ayurvedic principles to prevent dermatological disorders. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 8(03). Retrieved from


 Introduction - Ayurveda explains twak as one among five jnanendriya, attributed with function  of touch and is the location (aashray sthan ) of sweat channels (swedavahi strotas ) and hairs (loma ). Aacharya Sushrut and Bhavmishra have opined that twak has seven layers while Aacharya Vagbhata and Charaka have described six layers of  twak as Avabhasini / Udakdhara , Lohita / Asrugdhara , Shweta / Tritiya , Tamra / Chaturtha , Vedini /Panchami , Rohini / Shasthi , Mansadhara. In Ayurveda the treatment is aimed at prevention of disease ( swasthavritta ) and cure of already manifested diseases through judicious and logical use of ahara ( dietics ) , vihara (lifestyle ) and Oushadha (medication and therapies ) . The rational Ayurveda therapy is provided through four fold steps involving samshamana ( palliation ) , dosha shodhana (bio cleansing procedures ) , nidana parivarjana ( avoiding causative factors ) and pathya (dietics suitable for diseases pacification ) . Lifestyle or daily regimen of an individual is equally important while ascertaining the individual vulnerability to disease . Elaborate description is available on personal hygiene encompassing diet and regimen during daily routine (dinacharya) , seasonal routine ( ritucharya ), and behavioral and ethical principles ( sadvritta ) . Observance of certain rules regarding suppressible and non suppressible urges is also important for positive health. Aims and Objective – To study the role of Ayurveda in the prevention of Dermatological Disorders. Methodology – Literature will be reviewed from available Ayurvedic texts, journals , research articles etc. Result - In recent time due to increase in faulty dietary habits and not following Dinacharya, Ritucharya the dermatological disorders are on rise. Ayurvedic samhitas mentioned how to prevent dermatological disorders.

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