THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF SIDDHA MEDICINE IN ALOPECIA AREATA (PUZHUVETTU) – A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Dr. S. Gokila National Institute of Siddha
  • Dr Prathisha B
  • Dr Manjari V

Keywords:

Alopecia areata, Autoimmune disorder, Siddha medicine, Puzhuvettu

Abstract

Alopecia areata (AA) is an auto-immune disorder characterized by the appearance of non-scarring bald patches affecting the hair bearing areas of the body. Besides scalp and body hair, the eyebrows,  eyelashes, and nails can be affected. Scalp is the most common site of occurrence, affecting all the age group. It may be circumscribed, totalis (scalp hair loss), and universalis (loss of all hairs). Autoimmune thyroid disease and vitiligo are more commonly associated diseases. In Siddha, it is being correlated to Puzhuvettu as mentioned in the texts. In the present study, case of Alopecia areata was treated with Siddha medicine. This case study reveals the potential of Siddha  management of Alopecia areata with remarkable hair growth in a short duration.

Published

2024-01-09

How to Cite

Dr. S. Gokila, Prathisha B, & Manjari V. (2024). THERAPEUTIC EFFICACY OF SIDDHA MEDICINE IN ALOPECIA AREATA (PUZHUVETTU) – A CASE REPORT. Journal of Siddha, 5(1), 8-13. Retrieved from https://jos.nischennai.org/index.php/jos/article/view/27