Natural Treatment for Phytophotodermatitis With Herbal Remedies


Dermatitis is a widespread word for describing a common skin inflammation. It can occur due to many causes which usually involves dry, itchy skin with rashes. It may even cause a skin blister, crust, ooze or flaking off of the skin. This condition is not contagious but it may make you uncomfortable and self-conscious too. Moisturizing on a regular basis will help in controlling the symptoms too and local applications are quite effective for controlling the There are many types of dermatitis among which one is Phytophotodermatitis about which we will discuss in this article along with its Ayurvedic management.


Phytophotodermatitis is one type of dermatitis, especially contact dermatitis. Let’s see the meaning of Phytophotodermatitis by splitting three words – phyto means plant, photo means sunlight and dermatitis means inflammation. This condition occurs when certain chemicals of the plant come in contact with the skin and leads to skin inflammation on exposure to sunlight. This type of dermatitis is less common than the other contact dermatitis types. Generally the symptoms of this condition alleviate on their own but sometimes a condition becomes so serious that it is to be managed by certain medications



  • It is a reaction from plant chemicals.
  • This wosen when exposed to sunlight.
  • Chemical which generally causes this is furocoumarins
  • Symptoms occur in periods, maybe 1 episode may be more than 2


This condition mainly occurs when the skin surface is exposed to furocoumarins, a type of chemical which is found over the surface of plants. This chemical is activated by UVA rays, rays coming via the photosynthesis process. After the skin is exposed to this chemical and after its activation a reaction occurs in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin). Following are the plants which can cause this condition

  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Citrus fruits
  • Wild parsley
  • Figs
  • Wild dill
  • Wild parsnips


Symptoms of this condition depend upon the reaction cycle. First of all a person  affected from it experiences a blister patch on the skin. These blisters are irregular in shape and associated with itching. Whenever the skin is exposed towards the plant chemical these blisters occur on the skin. Most common areas that may be affected are hands, arms and legs. Other things that occur around the blisters are patches in the form of streaks and drips. There is itching and inflammation in the skin with redness. Once these symptoms go away it leads to dark pigmentation at the place of blisters. This pigmentation is known as post-inflammatory pigmentation and the same remains for several weeks to several months.


As we discussed earlier many cases are resolved on their own but some cases become too serious and need an investigation too. Then there is a need to visit a doctor for proper diagnosis and management. This condition may often be confused with various others such as sun allergies, sunburn, poison ivy, hive, poison oak so it is better to get this condition differentiated from others in a timely. Usually the condition is evaluated with the help of physical examination and a proper history taking.


This condition has no direct correlation as per Ayurveda. It involved agantuj karana as a cause which includes niryas janya twak dushti. Which means the skin gets affected by secretion of a plant’s chemical. When the niryas (chemical of plant) comes in contact with twacha (skin) it causes pitta and rakta dushti which leads to various symptoms. Symptoms experienced by a person include: Pidika (blisters), shotha (inflammation), kandu (itching) and hyperpigmentation after disappearance of formed pidika. These symptoms get worse after a person is exposed to direct sunlight. For managing this condition, the line of treatment includes rakta shodhana and pitta shamaka chikitsa. For this Planet Ayurveda provides you with the following remedies. So let’s have a look!!!!     


Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified and ISO certified company working for many years to maintain the overall health of the person. It produces various health supplements that consist of 100% natural herbs and minerals. This company is working as per the aim of Ayurveda which is to maintain the health of the healthy person and to alleviate the health concern of the unhealthy person. All the supplements are free from any kind of added preservatives and synthetic materials so it can be given without thinking of any side effects as prescribed by M.D. Ayurveda practitioners. For managing Phytophotodermatitis following remedies are prescribed by Planet Ayurveda.

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Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula is a polyherbal formulation made by Planet Ayurveda in capsule form. These capsules consist of standardized extract of herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis). These capsules assist in maintaining  skin health by its antioxidant properties. It also pacifies pitta dosha and promotes rakta shodhana (blood purification) which is the basic need of managing this condition.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.


Gandhak Rasayan is a classical ayurvedic formulation used since ancient times for various skin ailments. This is a herbomineral formulation which consists of a major ingredient gandhak (Purified sulfur). This formulation has the best antiinflammatory properties which helps in reducing the inflammatory changes in the skin due to the chemical contact. Also it reduces the other symptoms due to rakta shodhana and pitta pacifying properties like boils, irritation, itching, etc.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.


Kustha Rakshas Tel is a Classical Ayurvedic herbal oil formulated by Planet Ayurveda. This herbal oil is made up of ingredients such as Kushta (Saussurea lappa), saptaparna (Alstonia scholaris), Bakuchi (Psoralea corylifolia) and some others. This oil has been used since ancient times for eliminating various skin conditions. It is mostly used in conditions such as eczema. Dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. The application of this oil prevents harmful effect of sunlight.

Method of application

Wash the affected area with some mild herbal soap or shower gel and apply this oil at least 2 – 3 times a day.


Royal Honey Shower Gel is a herbal shower gel prepared by Planet Ayurveda. It consists of 100% natural ingredients without any synthetic material. The ingredients of this shower gel include tea tree extract (Melaleuca alternifolia), Aloe vera extract (Aloe barbadensis), honey and some others. This shower gel has a soothing effect over the skin and assists in reducing itching and inflammation by its cooling effects.

Method of application

Take a few drops of shower over the wet lofa and with the help of it apply over the skin gently and make a leather. After that rinse it with water.


Dermo Plan Syrup is one of the syrup which assists in managing skin  health. This is a polyherbal syrup which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda with the help of various ingredients such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), neem (Azadirachta indica) and some other. This herbal syrup promotes blood purification and reduces pitta dosha. It helps in managing various skin issues such as dermatitis, psoriasis, etc. So this herbal syrup is also very beneficial in reducing the symptoms of Phytophotodermatitis.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily with plain water after meals.    

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Phytophotodermatitis is one type of dermatitis, especially contact dermatitis. This condition mainly occurs when the skin surface is exposed to furocoumarins, a type of chemical which is found over the surface of plants. Symptoms occur such as  blister patch on the skin, itching, inflammation and after that hyperpigmentation occurs after the disappearance of patch. As per Ayurveda there is no direct correlation of the same but it can be considered as twak dushti due to agantuk karana (niryas). This niryaas (chemical) when come in contact with the skin leads to pitta rakta dushti and patients may experience various symptoms. For management of the same Planet Ayurveda provides various herbal remedies that have no side effects and you can use for the management of the same.

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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