Sunday, September 10, 2006


Psoriasis is a chronic, recurrent, inflammatory skin disease of unknown origin. It is characterised by well-circumscribed erythematous, dry elevated leisions of various sizes, covered with mica like scales. The disease can manifest in a variety of clinical forms.

Plaque type, guttate (drop like) type, and pustular type are the common forms. Apart from skin psoriasis can also involve joints and nails. This may result in psoriatic arthritis resembling rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic nails, leading to deformity of the joints and nails.

Siddha Medicine calls different varities of psoriasis by various names. Piththa Vedippu, Namattu chori, chenthil uthir noi , yannai chori , kalanja padai , varal thirambi etc. are some of the names.

According to the variety of psoriatic condition treatment differs. There is no known universal remedy for psoriasis. The treatment is further individualised according to the body constitution and condition of the patient.

The herbal oil developed by Dr.Thas for external application gives remarkable results. The recurrance rate is very minimal. Even if it occurs, the interval is very long.

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