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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

EFFECT OF GANDHAKA MALAHARA ON PADADARI: A CASE STUDY

Dr. Nirmala Chandrabhanji Apaturkar*, Aparna Deshpande, Neha Kothari and Prerana Karare

ABSTRACT

Ayurveda is the ancient system considered to be the first medical record of ancient knowledge and civilization in the world.The incidences of skin diseases in the population is shooting up in alarming rate most common is padadari means “Vidar or dari or Cracks or Fissures” in the hands or feet . And as the feets are the powerful part of the body helping one to withstand in all conditions, still it is the part of the body which is often neglected and affected. Cracks on foot have no age limit and it can affect anyone for that matter irrelevant of the sex, color and origin. Most of the time cracks are occupational like farming or those people whose job demands continuous standing. Age, Excessive walking on uneven surface, prolonged standing on hard floors, Uncomfortable, not so fitting or open back footwear ,Unhealthy diet, Obeysity, Diabetes, psoriasis and other skin allergies, Unhygienic condition of feet or High exposure of feet to dust, dirt, germs are common causes of Padadari. In Ayurveda various treatment principles are explained like administration of drugs internally, external application of drugs, padabhyanga and so on.In ancient Ayurvedic texts, there are many herbs described which has excellent Vranaropak or healing properties. Getting clues from these, local application of Gandhak Malahar has been used in case of Padadari. The obtained results and primary observations have shown very encouraging outcomes. We hereby present the following case of Padadari which was successfully treated.

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