Skin Disorders

The skin is the largest organ of the human body and acts as a physical barrier between the organism and its external environment. It is the only organ exposed to all elements of the environment. The skin protects the human body enabling it to withstand considerable physical injuries and has an amazing power of regeneration and repair

According to Ayurveda, the skin has six layers, located not only superficially but extending to the deeper levels of the body. All ayurvedic treatments for skin diseases will aim to reach the deeper layers of the skin and as a result, the disease is rooted out permanently.

Ayurveda considers the aggravation of pita dosha to be the main cause of all skin disorders. Vitiation of pita dosha occurs due to both internal and environmental factors including a wrong diet and life style. Excessive intake of alcohol, tea, coffee, spicy, oily and fried foods, stress, tension, pollution and chemicals are among the major causes that aggravates Pita dosha.

Ayurvedic treatments for skin disorders will focus on avoiding pita enhancing foods and staying away from chemicals and impurities in the environment that cause skin diseases. Consumption of hot, spicy, fried, oily and greasy foods and exposure to heat and sun and other environmental factors that cause skin diseases should be avoided.

Three of the major skin diseases of the present day such Eczema, Psoriasis and Allergy are being analyzed here.

Ayurveda & Skin Disorders

Herbal medicines are effective in the treatment of Skin Disorders. Ayurveda uses several herbal plants in preparing oral medicines for cirrhosis patients. The herbal preparations such as kashayams, lehyams choornams and arishtams use herbs such as guduchi (tinospora cordifolia), amalaki (emblica officinalis), yashtimadhuk (glycerrhiza glabra) and gokshur. Ashwagandha (withania somnifera), shatavari (asparagus racemosus), bala (sida cordifolia) and nagbala (sida humilis) are also frequently used to treat cirrhosis by ayurveda practitioners. Herbal medicines used in the ayurvedic treatment for cirrhosis are highly effective and carry no side effects. These herbal medicines have the potential to remove the disease from its very roots. Ayurveda does not merely treat the symptoms. It goes to the very root cause of the disease and eliminates it. Herbal medicines used in the treatment of cirrhosis also ensure that the disease will not re appear in future.

Patients suffering from cirrhosis are advised to consume organic foods and drink large quantities of milk. Spicy and oily foods are to be avoided and the consumption of induppu instead of salt is advisable. Alcohol, meat, eggs, ghee, oil etc as also canned, processed and refined foods are best avoided.

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