Articles>> Volume 4 Issue 2, 2020

A comparative clinical study of khakhasa beeja lepa and nimba patra churna lepa in the management of darunaka (dandruff)
Bhavana Vinayak Bhat and J. M. Nagaraja
J Convent Knowl Holist Health 4 (2): Art. ID 208 (2020)
Dandruff, a scalp disorder, affects the population of worldwide which is although not a transmitted disease but caused a social or self-esteem problem. Itching and flakiness are the common causes of dandruff which can also affect the facial skin if not treated in time. As per Ayurveda texts, dandruff can be correlated with Darunaka and vata and kapha doshas might be responsible for its development. This study used a paste of khakasa beeja (Papaver somniferum) and godugdha (cow milk) to treat dandruff which is also mentioned in Ayurvedic Samhitas for the treatment of darunaka condition. A total of 60 patients have been enrolled for this study in which 30 patients were given above treatment while the rest of the 30 patients were treated with neem paste. The study suggested that the khakasa beej and godugdha paste has the potential to treat dandruff.

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