Introduction: Atopic Dermatitis or eczema is a type of pruritic chronic inflammatory skin condition characterized by dry scaly lesions, itching, reddish- brown patches, bumps filled with pus usually on face, legs, arms, neck etc. it is non contagious. Rashes have a tendency to flare up periodically. Symptoms worsen during the night. Scratching may lead to dark, thick, scarred skin and sometimes lead to infections. A person with eczema is more prone to asthma, food allergies and hay fever. The condition changes from mild to severe with the climatic changes. Infants are more prone to the disease but can be in adults. Hereditary plays a major role in this.
- Change in hot and humid climate
- Wool and synthetic fabric
- Cold and dry weather
- Sweat and scratching
- Allergens such as pollan, dander or dust
- Strenuous exercise
- Soap or detergents
Ayurveda mentioned atopic eczema as “Vicharchika”. Vicharchika is a type of kustha Roga comes under the khusdra kustha. It is Rakta pradoshaja vikara along with the involvement of all three doshas- vata, pitta and kapha. Kapha dosha is predominant here. Dosha involvement gives rise to different symptoms:
- Kapha Dosha: Thickening of skin and oozing
- Pitta Dosha: Bleeding, burning sensation and sometimes fever
- Vata dosha: Dryness, itching and pain
Procedures mentioned in Ayurveda to manage Vicharchika:
- Vaman (medicated emesis)
- Virechan (Induced purging)
- Raktamokshan (bloodletting)
- Abhyanga (oleation therapy)
- Lepa (applying Paste of herbs)
- Parishek (herbal water therapy)
Predominant features of Vicharchika:
- Aswedana (decreased sweating)
- Atiswedan (excess sweating)
- Parushya (dryness)
- Vaivaryna (discoloured skin)
- Paridaha (burning sensation)
- Suptata (numbness)
- Kandu (itching)
- Pidika (Blisters)
- Srava (Oozing Out)
- Ruja (pain)
- Vrana (ulceration)
- Rakta (bleeding)
Home remedies For Vicharchika:
- Bathing with the decoction prepared with a herb Khadira (Acacia catechu)
- Dusting with the powder of herbs like Turmeric, acacia, neem leaves
- Washing lesions with Triphala (amla, haritaki, bibhitaki)
- Apply neem oil with turmeric powder in it
- Drink Decoction of manjistha, giloy, neem, khadira.
Some Classical Ayurvedic Formulations:
- Tikta ghrit
- Mahamanjisthadi khashaya
- Kaishor guggul
- Panchtiktaghrit guggul
- Vasaguduchiyadi Khashaya
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Karanj taila
- Marichadi taila
Managing Atopic Eczema with Chandigarh Ayurved Centre:
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL
1. Detox Premium Powder:
The eczema sachet consists of various herbo-mineral preparations in it.
Praval Pishti: This Pishti is prepared from natural coral calcium processed with rose water. It reduces the inflammation in the eczema patients.
Shukti Pishti: It contains pearl oyster shell calcium processed in different ways. This Pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body.
Giloy Satva: This satva is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The antioxidant nature of this herb removes all toxins from the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: The main ingredient in this is purified sulphur that acts as a blood purifier. This rasayana deal with all signs and symptoms related to eczema.
Tal Sindoor: It is an herbal medicine that contains ingredients like Shuddha parade, Gandhak, Shuddha haratal, and Aloe vera that treat various skin diseases.
Sudhyog Tab: These are herbal tablets that provide very effective results in eczema patients.
Moti Pishti: This is an ayurvedic preparation that shows anti-inflammatory properties. As it reduces inflammation in eczema patients.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.
2. Blood Purifier Syrup:
The herbal syrup is prepared from herbs like Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), & Amla (Emblica officinalis) that acts as a natural blood purifier. This herbal syrup reduces redness, itchiness, swelling on the skin.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoons twice daily.
3. Panchtikat Ghrit Guggul:
This herbal preparation contain ingredients like Neem (Azadirachta indica), Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Patha (Cissampelos pariera), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), etc that relieves all skin diseases. It balances Pitta & Kapha dosha in the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with plain water.
4. Twak churna:
Twak Churna balances all the three doshas of your body. It help reduce symptoms of various skin diseases like ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, cure FRECKLES, and other skin allergies. It help reduce Pigmentation of skin, MELASMA over face and Acne along with Urticaria, Cellulitis and all kinds of Dermatitis. It contain ingredients like Yashtimadhu and Manjishtha that possess antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily with normal water.
5. Skin Care tablet:
Skin care tablet is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It helps to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchanimbadi churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow that further increase blood circulation of the skin.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6. Twak Tailam:
TWAK TAILAM is the herbal oil and is purely Ayurvedic preparation. CAC Twak Tailam provides relief from various skin problems such as pimples, blemishes, scars, ulcers, wounds, skin rashes, dry patches, itching, skin irritation, reduced redness, etc. It is composed of natural herbs that pacifies all three doshas and provides healthy skin. This oil is made up of pure herbs such as yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Twak tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, delays the process of ageing, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification, blood purification without any side effects.
Recommended Dosage: Apply to the affected area twice daily.