Psoriasis is not only a disease that causes painful, debilitating, highly visible physical symptoms. It is also associated with a multitude of psychological impairments. In a study of 127 patients with psoriasis, 9.7% reported a wish to be dead and 5.5% reported active suicidal ideation at the time of a study. Psoriasis can affect relationships at home, school or work as well as sexual relationships and cause psychological strain.
In Siddha, Kalanjagapadai is another term compared to psoriasis. It is well known that the Siddha medicines are very good in treating skin diseases especially psoriasis. Some of the well-known medicines in Siddha for treating psoriasis are Vetpaalai Thailam (Oil), Arugan Thailam (Oil), Parangipattai Chooranam (Powder), Parangipattai Padhangam (Sublimated Powder), Palagarai Parpam (Calx), Sangu Parpam (Calx), Gandhaga Chunnam, Gandhaga Rasayanam Etc.
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