Role of Raktapradoshaja Nidana in the manifestation of Kushtharoga in Ayurveda: a cross sectional survey study


  • Devendra Singh Department of Roga Nidana evam Vikriti Vigyana, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Sisir Kumar Mandal Department of Roga Nidana evam Vikriti Vigyana, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India
  • Rupashri Nath Department of Roga Nidana evam Vikriti Vigyana, Uttarakhand Ayurveda University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Renu . Department of Prasuti Evam Stri Roga, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India



Kushtha, Nidana, Raktapradoshaja, Survey


Background: In Ayurveda all the skin diseases are described under the term Kushtha which is mentioned as a Raktapradoshaja vikara. Due to Rakta dusti several disease pathogenesis accurse in population which leads to Raktapradoshaja vikara.

Methods: Present study aimed to conduct a cross-sectional survey based study for investigating the role of Raktapradoshaja nidana in the pathogenesis Kushtha (skin diseases). A duly prepared proforma was prepared based on various etiology of Raktapradoshaja vikara mentioned in classical texts of Ayurveda. Total 500 patients diagnosed as skin disease were screened on the basis of prepared questionnaires prior obtaining the ethical clearance form IEC, NIA, Jaipur (IEC/ACA/2017/60 dated 26/04/2017).

Results: Based on over all observation the present survey study explains an easy diagnostic criterion for the different types of Raktapradoshaja vikara mentioned in Ayurveda. Here a unique attempt was taken for quantitative analysis of various classical nidana in relation to the pathogenesis of the disease Raktapradoshaja vikara.

Conclusions: Analyzed data of all these extreme exposure of nidana may provide a significant role for diagnosis, prognosis, as well as prevention of the disease of Raktapradoshaja vikara.


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