Concept of Atopic Dermatitis in Ayurveda
In ayurveda dermatitis or eczema is termed as Vicharchika. It is believed that vitiation of all the three doshas vata, pitta and kapha causes atopic dermatitis. The pitta vitiated vicharchika is the most common vitiation of skin.
In Ayurveda, Vitiation of All Three Doshas Can Cause Dermatitis
1. Kapha Dosha
Imbalance of kapha is more distinct on the skin. The skin appears thick with itching and oozing.
2. Pitta Dosha
It may cause bleeding from affected area along with burning sensation and fever.
3. Vata Dosha
It causes the dermatitis due to dryness of skin. It is leads to severe itching and pain.
Atopic dermatitis is caused by imbalanced vata which makes the skin patchy, rough, dry, inflamed, itchy and scaly. Ayurvedic treatments depends on age, physical, mental, emotional, social and environmental constitution of an individual. Ayurveda involves the process of blood purification like snehan therapy, swedana therapy, panchkarma therapy to correct imbalanced doshas by diet and natural herbs and panchkarma blood purification process which involves vaman, virechan, nasya, basti and raktamokshan.
Herbs for Atopic Dermatitis
The main purpose of using herbs for treating dermatitis is to remove the root cause of the disease.
Below Are Some of The Best Herbs Available to Cure Various Skin Ailments Including Atopic Dermatitis:-
1. Almond Oil and Walnut Oil
Sweet almond oil is very popular carrier oil as it is absolutely light and easily available. Almond oil is generally cold pressed but most of the almond oil available is extracted using solvents. Almond oil is a great emollient which nourishes and rejuvenates dry skin. It is beneficial in treating the itching caused by dermatitis. The walnut oil is brown coloured oil which is most often used in hair care and skin care products and being an excellent emollient it is very effective in treating dermatitis.
Neem helps in blood purification and detoxification. Stem, root and bark of neem has astringent tonics which contains fatty acids that quickens wound healing, maintains skin elasticity and builds collagen. It has an antioxidant, immunity building properties. Being anti-allergic and anti-microbial herb it treats all types of skin ailments like healing of wounds, ulcers, inflammatory skin diseases, dermatitis, acne, skin redness, skin irritation, blemishes, skin itching, dry skin. It basically helps in balancing pitta and kapha. It is useful to treat scalp problems, acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin rashes, and skin eruptions, skin allergies such as urticaria, vitiligo and dark circles around the eyes.
3. Aloe Vera
Pulp and juice of aloe vera essentially treats dermatitis by soothing skin inflammation. It enhances healing process as it is a rich source of vitamin B, C, E and minerals which helps in curing inflammation. It generates new healthy skin cells which replaces damaged and dead skin cells. It reveals scar free, radiant and younger skin. It is an excellent skin moisturiser with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is popularly used in the treatment of wrinkled skin, dark circles around the eyes, burn scars, blemishes, sunburn, stretch mark, uneven pigmentation and tanning.
It has antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Chamomile is also known to be hypoallergenic which eliminates skin irritants. It is one of the few herbs that has been included in clinical trials to study its effectiveness in skin care regimen. It is available in form of chamomile cream or ointment. Chamomile has been found more effective than hydrocortisone when applied locally.
Turmeric has antiseptic, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities and hence it has wonderful wound healing activity. It is widely used to treat dermatitis. The prime ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which contains anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties and hence it may help to care skin inflammation related with dermatitis. It also boosts immune system.
Herbal Remedies for Atopic Dermatitis by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda gives a range of various herbal remedies like Atopic Dermatitis Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of atopic dermatitis. Best quality herbs are put to use while preparing these remedies and adhering to the principles of Ayurveda. These remedies are utterly natural, pure and vegetarian. These remedies are free from chemicals, preservatives, additives and any side effects.
- Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula - One capsules two times in a day with warm water after meals.
- Gandhak Rasayan - 2 tablets twice in a day with warm water after meals.
- Navkarshik Churna - One teaspoonful to 1 tablespoonful twice daily.
- Kustha Rakshas Tel - Apply it on affected areas two times a day.
- Royal Honey Shower Gel - Take a small amount onto a wet palm or body sponge. Apply on the body to form rich leather and then rinse clean.
1. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
Ayurvedic treatment for Atopic Dermatitis by Planet Ayurveda has the Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula. This herbal product is free from any side effects. Herbs used in the formulation of this herbal product are given below.
- Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) - This herb is packed with blood purification properties and eliminates all the impurities from blood.
- Pitta Papda (Fumaria officinalis) – This herb is also known quite well in relieving the symptoms of atopic dermatitis. It helps to provide relief in the itching, redness of skin, burning sensation of skin and inflammation of the skin.
- Chirata (Swetia chiretta) – All the parts of this herb possess the medicinal properties. Use of this herb is quite effective in the skin infections.
- Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis) – This herb is commonly called as Aloe vera and known to be quite good to resolve the skin diseases.
2. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayana has wide range of therapeutic properties and prophylactic activity. It is a Rasayana (rejuvenator), which promotes positive health and vigor. It stops aging and increases longevity in individuals by increasing immunity. Thus, makes the body to resist against various infections. It possesses antibacterial activity and stop the growth of bacteria. It is also a best remedy to treat atopic dermatitis.
3. Navkarshik Churna
It is an effective combines therapy of various herbs, where they act as a waste and toxins removal, blood purifier, corrects metabolism of Pitta, work as immuno-modulator, anti-inflammatory. It removes toxins and effectively rejuvenate skin by working on Atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, burns and scales.
4. Kustha Rakshas Tel
Kustha rakshas tel possess great medicinal properties. It is infused with beneficial ayurvedic herbs such as chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), saptaparna (Alstonia scholaris), etc. Kustha rakshas tel helps to manage various skin conditions such as itching, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, fistula, eczema etc. Appropriate application of kustha rakshas tel will help to improve the skin and manage the condition of atopic dermatitis.
5. Royal Honey Shower Gel
Royal honey shower gel prepared by planet ayurveda contains various effective components such as madhu (honey), kumari (Aloe barbadensis), vitamin- E, etc. It helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturised. The combination helps to rejuvenate the skin cells and improves the condition of atopic dermatitis.
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