Eka kusta is a type of kshudra kustha described in different Ayurvedic classics. It is a vata-kaphaj disorder. The clinical symptom of
Ek kustha described in Ayurveda resembles with the clinical symptom of Psoriasis. The clinical feature of Eka kusta described by
Kashyap represents remission, relapse and seasonal variation, which are present in Psoriasis. In modern medicine there is no definite
treatment for this disease. The medicines, which are available to treat the disease, are not very effective and cannot be used for longterm
management because of their local and systemic side effect as well as toxicity. Medicines, which are used in Ayurveda, are safe
and being practiced since thousands of year. A large number of drugs and measures are described in Ayurveda for the treatment of
Kusta. This study was designed to access Ayurvedic treatment plan in the treatment psoriasis (Eka kusta). The study was randomized
open phase clinical trial. The patients of age group 18 to 60 were selected on the basis of Ayurvedic signs and symptoms of Eka kusta.
Observations were recorded for sharply defined erythemosquamous lesions varying in size; presence of erythema, scaling and
induration in the lesions; surface consists of non-coherent scales; positive Auspitz sign – (Bleeding occurs after scratching of scales);
positive onion peeling sign/candle grease sign (after scratching the scales fall like peels of onion). Since the assessment criteria were
Quantitative, paired’t’ test was applied. In the current study the treatment was found significantly effective in treating psoriasis.