Efficacy of Yavadi Lepa in Mukhdushika

Sudhir L Lad


Due to the change in diet pattern, i.e., spicy food, junk food, increasing habit of eating bakery products, pollution, mental stress, excessive sweating, are the causes for acne or Mukhdushika. Now a day’s youngsters are very much aware of their look. In Ayurveda, acne is called as Mukhdushika. Generally it appears in the adolescents – in the age of 16–19 in males and in 16–17 in females. It occurs when pores of the skin become clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. According to Ayurveda, acne or Mukhdushika is a message from your body telling you that something is wrong inside your body in Dosha system like, stomach is upset, or having acidity, changing diet habits or you are moving from healthy diet to unhealthy diet or lifestyle. Exposure to polluted environment and sweating can also make the condition worse. Strong soaps, hard scrubbing, and pricking at pimples can make acne worse. In this clinical trial, the author has taken patients from age group of 15–35 years from different socio-economic groups, and from both sexes. All patients were diagnosed and assessed on Ayurvedic classical signs and symptoms and results are enthusiastic.

Keywords: Mukhdushika, adolescents, acne, spicy food, junk food

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