Ayurvedic Management of Skin Disorders

Ayurvedic Management of Skin Disorders

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Ayurvedic Management of Skin Disorders 

The skin or the integumentary system is the largest organ of the body and involves the skin, hair, and nails. Ayurveda refers to skin disorders as Kustha, and literally means that which alters the complexion of the body. 

According to Caraka Nidānasthāna chapter 7, there are seven major types and eleven minor types of Kustha. Each type is caused by different degrees of tri-doshic vitiation of the skin, blood, lymph, and muscular tissues. 

Caraka Identifies Some Causes of Kustha: 

  • Extreme temperature changes to the body  

  • Eating before the last meal is digested

  • Overeating

  • Improperly cooked foods

  • Suppressing the natural urges

  • Incompatible foods 

The varying proportion of vitiated dosha will cause variations of physical features and prognosis. The influence of varying doshic involvement presents with a variety of colors, complexions, pain sensitivity, textures, deformities, discharge, and tactile perception.  

Kustha is mostly tri-doshic and considered difficult to manage. It’s important to consult an Ayurvedic Doctor for the most accurate Ayurvedic assessment and management plan.

Arya Vaidya Sala has a large number of products useful for skin disorders 

  • Khadira Arishtam (Acacia catechu) useful for chronic skin disorders, detox for the skin and liver, balances pitta, and rakta.

  • Nimbamrita Asavam (neem, guduchi, patola) is effective for all vata disorders, inflammatory and degenerative conditions, fistula, cysts, tumors, metabolic dysfunction, skin diseases, and chronic ulcers.

  • Psorakot Tablet (patola) useful remedy for managing psoriasis as the ingredients have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. Effectively reduces inflamed skin conditions while boosting immunity which is helpful for psoriasis.

  • Eladi Churnam (ela – cardamom) useful for discolored skin, allergic rashes, itchy rashes, boils, lipoma.

  • Nimbaharidradi Churnam (neem, turmeric, patola) is useful for itchy rashes, acne, eczema, scabies, allergic dermatitis, and balances pitta and kapha. 

  • Eladi Cream – (ela – cardamom) useful for all skin disorders of varied etiology.

  • Mahatiktaka Lepam tube (fresh Amalaki juice) external application for all skin diseases, eczema, etc.

  • Psorakot Gel (kutaja + coconut oil) same formula as Ayyappala Coconut Skin Oil in a gel offers the same anti-bacterial, antiseptic and astringent properties.

  • Ayyappala Coconut Skin Oil (kutaja + coconut oil) effective remedy for psoriasis, eczema, and dandruff.

  • Durvadi Coconut Hair Oil (durva + coconut) relieves itching, dandruff, eczema, and psoriasis, detoxifies and heals wounds quickly.



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