Herbal Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis


Atopic dermatitis is a disease of the skin. Dermatitis means inflammation of the skin. This is one of the largest organs of our body. This is the outer part of the body that protects us from water loss and infections. Every person has a different type of texture. This organ helps in regulating the body temperature. This is an important structure which helps us to differentiate between hot and cold things or the environment. Skin is a flexible and soft organ of the body. The common skin type that suffers from skin disease is dry skin as dry skin is not able to hydrate itself. However, there are various skin conditions that affect the texture of the skin. So in this article we will talk about atopic dermatitis and its herbal remedies in detail.

Atopic Dermatitis


Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition. In this condition the skin becomes red and itchy. This disease is one of the common disorders which occur throughout the world. It can occur at any age, but this disease most commonly occurs in children. It is also known as Eczema. This disease is a chronic condition and it may occur due to Asthma or hay fever. Dermatitis is a term known as inflammation of the skin characterized by swollen and cracked skin. This usually starts in childhood and severity changes over the years. The rashes tend to flare up and go away and then come back again over time. armpits, face, back, Chest, back of the knee etc are the common affected sites of this condition.

Ayurvedic Aspect For Atopic Dermatitis

In Ayurveda, we can simply correlate this disease with Vicharchika that comes under the heading of kshudra-Kushtha. Acharya Charka said that a person who uses cold and hot things simultaneously, doing over eating, drink milk over fish, intake of mostly cereal diet, eating over indigestion, doing exercise after having heavy meal, take honey, intake of kakamachi in excessive manner, heavy exertion and staying in intense heat, suppresses the urges of vomiting, apply too much oil over body etc then the person will become the patient of Vicharchika and this further results into the symptoms like pimples which is associated with itching, blackening of the skin and also with discharge and pain.


The exact cause of this disease is not known. But some researchers believe that the following are the causes of this disease:

  • Family History
  • Living in a cold and polluted area
  • Some food allergies
  • Stress And Anger
  • Animal Dander
  • Dry Skin
  • Strong Soaps
  • Pollen Allergies
  • Dust Exposure

Clinical Features/Signs And Symptoms

People who are suffering from this disease often have dry and scaly skin. The other possible symptoms of this disease are:

  • Itching (first symptom of atopic dermatitis)
  • Small raised bumps which leaks fluid when scratched
  • Dark circles around the eye
  • Red Patches
  • Hyperpigmentation on the neck (Dirty neck)
  • Sensitive and swollen skin

Risk Factors

The primary risk factors for this disease are:

  • Having Family History
  • Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Asthma


Diagnosis is made on the physical examination. Lab test is not required to diagnose the disease. A doctor will check the skin appearance and texture and will make a diagnosis of atopic dermatitis. But sometimes a doctor may suggest a skin patch allergy test for the diagnosis. This test is helpful to rule out the rash over the skin due to an allergy or something else.


The following preventive measures should be followed by the patient:

  • Moisturize the skin twice a day
  • Use only gentle soaps
  • Avoid triggering factors
  • Take a bleach bath

Ayurvedic management for Atopic Dermatitis

In the treatment of Kushtha roga we have to follow the following treatment protocols:

1. Nidana Parivarjana

The first treatment protocol is to avoid the etiological/causative factors for treating this disease. This is the first and foremost treatment protocol for any disease so as in vicharchika.

2. Samshodhan Chikitsa (Detoxification Therapy)

Along with nidana parivarjan, we have to do detoxification therapy for treating skin disorders. This chikitsa therapy helps in eliminating the toxins from the body. These procedures include:

  • Vaman (induce vomiting)
  • Virechan (induce purgation)
  • Raktamokshan (blood-leting)
  • Basti (medicated enema)
  • Nasya Karma

3. Samshamana Chikitsa

This is known as palliative management. This includes some classical Ayurvedic formulations which have been used for the treatment of kushtha roga for centuries. They include:

  • Antah parimarjana (oral drugs)
  • Bahay parimarjan (for local application)

Antah Parimarjana include:


  • Shuddha Gandhak
  • Ras Manikya
  • Gandhak Rasayan
  • Talkeshwar Ras
  • Vyadhiharan
  • Swaran Makshik Bhasma
  • Shudh Shilajit
  • Kustha Kuthar Rasa


  • Arogyavardhini Vati
  • Yograj Guggul
  • Kaishore Guggul
  • Panchtikta Ghrit Guggul


  • Bakuchi Churna
  • Manjistha Churna
  • Narsingh Churna
  • Panchanimbadi Churna


  • Patoladi Kwath
  • Khadirashtaka Kwath
  • Brihad Mahamanjishthadi Kwath


  • Khadirarishta
  • Sarivadyarishta
  • Triphalasava


  • Mahatiktaka Ghrita
  • Panchatikta Ghrita
  • Mahakhadir Ghrit

Bahay Parimarjan includes:


  • Bakuchi Tail
  • Kushta Rakshasa Taila
  • Somraji Tail


  • Manah Shiladi Lepa
  • Karviradi Lepa
  • Haritakyadi Lepa


  • Haritaki Rasayan
  • Somraji Rasayan
  • Bhallatak Rasayan
  • Haridra Rasayan
  • Shilajatu Rasayan

Herbal Remedies For Atopic Dermatitis

Planet Ayurveda, which is a manufacturing company, provides a care pack for this disease. Basically this is a leading manufacturing company which manufactures various herbal products from the standardized extracts of various potential herbs. The products of this company are 100% natural and vegetarian. The efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any formulation and also these are made by using the ancient time-tested formulas. This is an internationally certified company. This herbal company provides a care pack for atopic dermatitis i.e. Atopic Dermatitis care pack. This pack includes:

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Navkarshik Churna
  3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
  4. Kustha Rakshas Tel
  5. Royal Honey Shower Gel

Products Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

This is a classical herbal formulation. This formulation is prepared from the extracts of pure Gandhak (purified sulphur). It has proven anti-inflammatory properties and anti-bacterial properties. It enhances the functioning of the immune system as well. As discussed above, gandhak has anti-inflammatory properties hence it subsides the swelling of affected sites and treats this condition from its root cause. It improves the immune system in the body and eliminates the harmful toxins from the blood.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meal with plain water.

2. Navkarshik Churna

This is a herbal Ayurvedic formulation in powder form and this classical Ayurvedic formulation from Chakardatt samhita is a combination of natural herbs that helps to maintain the healthy bones tissues as well as skin such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica) etc. It helps in cleansing the blood from various toxins and thus prevents many skin diseases.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day after meal with plain water.

3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula

This is a poly herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. The herbs in this formulation are very effective for skin, hair and nails such as Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis), Chiretta (Swertia chirata), Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis). It clears toxins from the blood and treats skin problems. It is also the best anti-aging formula. This formulation not only gives youthful and bouncy skin but also helps in repairing the damaged skin parts and hairs.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals.

4. Kustha Rakshas Tel

Kustha Rakshas tel is a classical herbal formulation used widely in skin-related diseases formulated by planet Ayurveda consisting of Kushta (Saussurea lappa), Aragwadha (Cassia fistula), Sarson ka tail (Mustard oil), Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) and many more. Useful in eczema, itching in private areas, and psoriasis.

How to apply: Applied externally twice a day, before application wash hands.

5. Royal Honey Shower Gel

The royal honey shower gel is formulated by planet Ayurveda for maintaining healthy skin as it is paraben free contains Honey, Vitamin E, Tea tree extract (Melaleuca alternifolia), Glycerin, Methyl lactate, FM-1200, and many more. It provides a soothing and moisturizing effect on the body and keeps hydration all long. Helps to keep the body shining all day and heals up chapped skin.

How to use: Squeeze a small amount onto a wet body sponge or pouf. Work into a rich creamy lather and then rinse clean.


We concluded that Ayurveda is the best for the treatment of various diseases. This holistic science has no limitation for treating diseases. As we said above, modern science has limitations for treating any disease or we can say they treat the disease on the basis of symptoms, but Ayurveda treats any disease from its root cause. So it is better to switch to Ayurvedic treatment and see the best results and live a happier and healthier life ahead. For more enquiries, kindly visit www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com