Ayurvedic Treatment of Eczema
The word eczema is derived from the greek word "eczein" which means "to boil". Eczema is a medical condition in which the skin become red, itchy, and rough. It causes the skin to become inflamed and people generally call it dermatitis.
Types of Eczema
There are different types of eczema which are explained below:
1. Atopic dermatitis
It is also known as atopic eczema and is the most common type of eczema. Mostly it affects skin on the hands, feet, face and back of the knees. It can occur at any age but usually begins during childhood.
2. Contact dermatitis
Chemicals and frequent hand washing are the main cause of this type of eczema. It can occur by coming into contact with an allergic substance (allergic contact dermatitis) and by touching a strong irritating substance (Irritant contact dermatitis).
3. Dyshidrotic dermatitis
It affects hands and feet. Severe Itching may be the first symptom. Later on, blister can appear and then scaly patches can appear.
4. Nummular dermatitis
It affects men more than women. It causes red marks of coin shaped. The marks mostly appear on the legs, forearms, lower back, hips, and backs of the hands.
It results due to frequent scratching of the same area over time which in turn leads to infection.
6. Seborrheic dermatitis
It is commonly known as dandruff. It mainly affects scalp but often affects eyebrows, sides of the nose centre of the chest.
7. Stasis dermatitis
It is caused by blood pooling in the veins in your legs. It leads to weeping and crusting of the skin.
Ayurvedic approach for eczema
Ayurveda is one of the ancient healthcare system that provides the natural way to take care of the body in a healthy way.
According to Ayurveda it is caused by the vitiation of all the three doshas vatta, pitta and kapha. In Ayurveda, it is called as "Vicharchika". The most common vicharika is the pitta vitiated vicharika. Imbalance between pitta and the blood results in the vitiation of the skin and hence leads to Vicharika.
Cause of eczema
The exact cause of eczema is not known but the overactive response of the body's immune system to an irritant leads to this skin disease.
The general causes of the eczema are:
- It is commonly found in families with the history of other allergies or asthma.
- It may results due to respiratory infections or colds.
- Stress can make the condition worse.
- Even exposure to some household products such as soap or detergent can cause eczema.
- Exposure to animal dander (skin or hair) may result eczema.
- Too hot too cold temperature even results in eczema in some people.
Herbal Remedies for Eczema
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Skin Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of eczema. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda.
Dosage / Usage
- Aloe Vitals - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Neem Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.
- Kumkumadi oil - Take 3-5ml of the oil and massage over the affected area of the skin. In case of oily skin, kumkumadi oil can be avoided, but other supplements are safe for all skin types.
1. Aloe Vitals Capsules
Aloe vera (Aloe barbedensis) is another great herb to manage any skin problem. Planet ayurveda's aloe vitals capsules are prepared from pure extracts of this herb. The product is the best one for eczema. It keeps the skin hydrating and gives proper nourishment. It is helpful in alleviating redness and dry skin patches. It maintains the glow of the skin. The product is rich in vitamin C and E that is in turn required to maintain the healthy skin. It stimulates the development of skin cells. The product, in short, is the great one to take care of the overall skin health.
2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
In skin problems such as psoriasis, hair growth of the skin and nail growth gets also affected. Hence, here is another product- Radiant skin hair nail formula capsules by Planet Ayurveda. The product not only give positive results to the skin, but also improves the growth of hair and nails as well. The product is made using the combination of skin beneficial herbs such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Yashtimadhu (Glycerrhaza glabra). Being packed with such nutritional herbs, the product will give proper nutrition and nourishment to the skin and will cover all kinds of skin problems.
3. Neem Capsules
Neem (Azadirachta indica) is an age old remedy for skin disorders. The herb is known to improve the beauty of the skin. Being rich in medicinal properties such as anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties that makes the herb a perfect choice to get relief from skin problems. Neem capsules from our house are made using the pure and standardized extract of Neem herb. The product acts as a natural blood purifier and helps in the removal of excess of toxins from the body. Being packed with the anti-oxidant herb, it is a great way to give proper nourishment to the skin. It is even helpful in removing excess of oil from the skin and improves the oily skin as well. The product is suitable for all kinds of skin and will help in improving the symptoms of all skin problems.
4. Kumkumadi oil
This is a herbal oil that is packed with some wonderful herbs that are beneficial for the skin. Massaging with this oil will improves the texture of the skin and maintains the skin young and healthy enough.
Where to buy Skin Care Pack?
To buy Skin Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/skin-care-pack.html