Skin is the largest organ in human body. According to Ayurveda skin is
vata dominant structure. It has six layers and all the six layers possess
possibility of getting particular skin problems that Ayurveda has
Ayurvedic treatment is holistic in approach as it aims to cure the root
cause of the disease by detoxification thus purifying the body. The toxins
responsible for the underlying disease needs to be treated as per
Ayurveda in priority.
Many skin conditions have cure or At least more than satisfactory Relief
Itching /pruritis :this is a very common complaint in skin diseases. It is
Kapha predominant symptoms as per Ayurveda. Application of Kaner oil
or running kaner leaves with other herbs (Kandughna drugs) relieves
many kind of itches. Application of oil is a good moisturizer as well and
good for skin health. In diseases like chronic eczema and psoriasis one
may need vaman a therapy alongside.
Pigmentation :The most embarrassing symptom in skin diseases is
hyper pigmentation. A lot of factors like hormonal imbalance, allergies
and hypersensitivity are attributes to it.
External application of certain herbs like saffron, Sandal wood and
vetiver are available for good relief. Detoxification is also indicated for
these patients if cause is deep rooted. Keeping homeostasis in balance
and more importantly balancing pitta in the body by diet regulations,
therapies and herbs is indicated for better long term relief.
Psoriasis: it is a chronic non infectious inflammatory skin disease known
as kitibh in Ayurveda. Very reluctant to cure and finds solution in
Ayurveda detoxification. The main complaints are flaques, itching
sometimes burning with affection of joints and nails.
Many sitting of detox therapies along with immuno modulators and blood
purifier herbs combinations are effective way to manage it. Local
application of Medicated oils are also recommended. Virechan therapy
and sometimes vaman are also indicated for expelling deep rooted
toxins causing the problem.
Vitiligo/hypo pigmentation : white patches are cosmetic problem in
sufferer. Though don't cause any itching burning etc yet need to be
managed to relieve low self confidence in sufferers.Natura Psoralens in
psoralia coralifolia is the time tested remedy for it. Detoxification and
immunoboosters are also prescribed as per requirement for long term
Acne: A very common complaint seen in teenagers is acne.
Accompanied by boils, pain, burning and pus formation its more than a
cosmetic issue. Proper bowel cleansing and hygiene are very important.
Diet restrictions like avoiding junk fried spicy and fermented foods are
Medicine like kaishor guggulu, musaffil khoon, gandhak rasayana and
manjishthadi kashaya are normally recommended.
Local application of semal, Kapardika and nut Meg is easy home remedy
for managing it effectively.