A polyherbal formulation, Purim, which has anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties and is a chealeating agent for various toxins in the blood, has been advocated to treat various skin disorders. Purim therapy was effective in treating various types of dermatitis in this open clinical trial. Fifty two patients were treated with Purim for 1 month, out of which forty nine completed the study. These patients had various diseases such as lichen planus, psoriasis, chronic lichen simplex, chronic eczema, contact dermatitis, etc.
The patients were dispensed Purim tablets at a dose of 2 tablets twice a day and were assessed every week for 1 month. It was observed that the symptom score reduced at the end of 2 weeks onwards.
At the end of the study, the symptom score for psoriasis reduced from 16.15±0.93 to 7.61±1.13, chronic lichen simplex from 22.44±1.9 to 16.22±1.57, chronic eczema from 20.63±2.15 to 10.13±1.24, chronic lichen planus from 26.14±3.38 to 15.29±2.95, contact dermatitis from 27.75±3.94 to 15.00±4.37 and in other skin diseases from 18.56±2.30 to 8.66±1.51. Purim was effective in reducing most of the symptoms considerably in all these chronic cases.