The skin is the largest and first organ of the body which interacts with environmental stimuli to the natural ability of the body. In this modern era different types of skin diseases are increasing day by day, Shwitra (Vitiligo) is very common among them. Shwitra (Vitiligo) is an autoimmune idiopathic and worldwide common depigmentation disorder with an estimated prevalence from 0.1 to 8%. In Ayurveda, from Vedic period to Adhunik kala we found description regarding Shwitra. The present study reviewed different Ayurvedic classics of Vedic Kala, Purana Kala, Samhita Kala, Samgraha Kala, Nighantu Kala and Adhunik Kala to collect the information regarding the Aetiology, Pathogenesis, Sign & Symptoms, differential diagnosis, etc. of the skin disorder Shwitra (Vitiligo) in a methodical manner. The main Aims and Objectives of the study are to furnish the ancient Ayurvedic concept of Shwitra (Vitiligo) in a methodical manner towards encouraging the Ayurvedic physicians as well as Ayurvedic scholars of this field for finding out the real solution of the great skin problem.
Keywords: Shwitra, ayurveda and shwitra, autoimmune skin disorder, vitiligo
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