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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Dermatitis Herpetiformis

What is Dermatitis herpetiformis? Have you ever seen anyone who is diagnosed with this problem? There are lot more questions that come into the mind when we hear the names of some diseases. Well Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin disease which is also known as Duhring disease. Ayurvedic treatment for dermatitis herpetiformis is quite effective and safe. In ayurveda there are various herbs identified which help in blood purification, healing of tissues, removal of toxin and maintain the good immunity. Herbs like Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Amla, Harad, Bahera are packed with amazing properties and quite beneficial in the treatment of Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

What is Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a very uncommon, chronic skin disorder which is characterized by the presence of raised skin lesions (papules) and severe itchy (pruritic) blisters. These are commonly found on the shoulder blades, knees, elbows and buttocks. It is an autoimmune blistering disorder which is associated with a gluten-sensitive enteropathy (GSE). It has been found that Dermatitis herpetiformis is found in approximately 15 to 25 percent of people who have celiac disease.

Dermatitis Herpetiformis has itchiest rashes which usually includes these areas

  • Elbows
  • knees
  • Lower back
  • Hairline
  • Back of the neck
  • Shoulders
  • Buttocks
  • Scalp

What Causes Dermatitis Herpetiformis?

From the name of disease, many people think this rash occurs due the certain types of herpes virus. But in this disease there is nothing to do with herpes. In the case of celiac disease symptoms associated are nausea, abdominal pain, constipation and vomiting. But the people who have the Dermatitis Herpetiformis don't develop any of intestinal symptoms. But in 80% cases of DH, intestinal damage can occur if patients of Dermatitis Herpetiformis consume diet which is rich in gluten.

There are IgA antibodies that attack the gluten protein, damage the parts of intestine which are responsible to absorb nutrients and vitamins. IgA antibodies also attack to the gluten then enter the blood stream and start clogging the blood vessels especially in the skin. White blood cells also enter into these clogs and release a chemical which results in the itchy and blistery rash.

Cause of Dermatitis Herpetiformis in Ayurveda

In ayurveda, there are three energies – vata, pitta and kapha which are important to maintain a healthy body. Imbalance of any these energies result in various health complications. Dermatitis Herpetiformis is mainly due to imbalance of tridoshas. Due to imbalance of tridosha there is production of toxins, these toxins get accumulated in the deep tissues like rakta (blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic).

Ayurvedic treatment for Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Planet Ayurveda offers the four herbal products:

  1. Neem Capsules
  2. Gandhak Rasayan
  3. Curcumin Capsules
  4. Digestion Support Capsules

These herbal products are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs which have the great medicinal importance. These herbs uproot the disease without resulting any negative impacts on health.

Herbal Remedies for Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Product description

1. Neem Capsules:

Neem capsules are prepared from the pure extracts of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). This herb has the great medicinal importance from ancient times to resolve several skin ailments. Neem is found in all regions of India and also called as the wonder tree. This herb has the blood purification properties and removes the all the toxins from the body. Use of this herb is also good to provide relief in the itchy rashes associated with Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Thus neem capsules are effective Ayurvedic treatment for Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Dosage: One capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak rasayan is an amazing ayurvedic formulation of planet ayurveda for the management of Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

This ayurvedic product is prepared from purified sulphur or also known as Shuddh Gandhak (Sanskrit). Gandhak rasayan has the blood purification properties and also help to extrude all the toxins from body.

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

3. Curcumin Capsules:

Curcumin capsules are quite effective ayurvedic treatment for Dermatitis Herpetiformis which are quite beneficial. Various patients are benefitted with use of this ayurvedic product. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb, Haridra (Curcuma longa). Haridra has the great medicinal importance in ayuveda and is quite useful in the treatment of skin disease. This herb is commonly known as Turmeric and haldi and one of staple spice used in the Indian Kitchen. This herb is packed with the healing, anti inflammatory and blood purification properties. This herb also helps to provide relief in the itchy rashes. Use of this herbs is also good in the healing of blisters and lesions associated with Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

Dosage: Two capsule two times in a day with plain water.

4. Digestion Support Capsules:

Digestion Support capsules are a pure formulation prepared using the pure extracts of the best digestive herbs.


(a) Amla

  • In Ayurveda amla is known for its rejuvenating properties.
  • It nourishes the body cells.
  • It is believed to relieve the body of the internal excess heat and is helpful in skin diseases.

(b) Haritaki

  • Wonderful herb to act on the digestive system
  • Relieves constipation and clears skin diseases.

(c) Bahera

  • Helps relieve constipation
  • Relieves acidity

(d) Sounf

  • A very common herb used in the Indian kitchen.
  • Very useful in alleviating gas distention in the abdomen.
  • Relieves the pain due to gas and flatulence
  • Relieves acidity and constipation

(e) Dhania

  • Another very common Indian herb used in the kitchen.
  • It improves digestion
  • It relieves gas and indigestion
  • Relieves constipation and gas

(f) Pippali

  • It strengthens the digestive process
  • Strengthens the alimentary tract

(g) Jeerak

  • Commonly used to remove gas and acidity
  • Alleviates abdominal pain and constipation and good for skin diseases.


People who have the Dermatitis Herpetiformis, take gluten free diet.

Why Should One Go For Planet Ayurveda?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

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