Ayurvedic Treatment For Eczema
In Ayurveda eczema is known as “Vicharchika”. It can be acute or chronic. The chronic variety is most common. Depending upon the type, oozing, itching and exfoliation of skin are prominent symptoms.
It can be caused by vitiation of all doshas. However, vitiated Pitta and blood play prominent role. They vitiate skin and mamsa, and produces eczema. Vata and kapha can take part in pathogenesis and produce different symptoms.
Vata type - the affected skin is very dry and there is pain with severe itching.
Pitta type - there might be oozing and other symptoms like burning or fever.
Kapha type – The skin is slightly thick with white color with oozing and itching.
Since Pitta and blood are common in all types, medicated purgation or if possible blood letting should be done. Afterwords use cooling alliterative herbs to purify blood like neem, aloe vera, blue flag, burdock, chaparral, dandelion, and tinospora cordifolia. Medicated ghee prepared with these herbs gives excellent results.
Panchatika ghrita 1 tea-spoon twice a day for 1 month and tab. arogyavardhini 250mgm. 3 times a day for 1 month is indicated in all types.
In Kapha type, heating alliterative herbs like myrrh, prickly ash, and bayberry are useful. Any of these can be given in dose of 1 gm. Twice a day for 1 month.
Tab. chaturmukh rasa with gold (BR) 50 mgm. Twice a day with khadirarishta 15 ml. 3 times a day for 1 month is ideal.
Application of mahamarichyadi oil or guduchyadi oil (BR) is useful.