The skin is one of the biggest organs which helps in protecting all the inner organs and it is also very prone to infections or other disorders. There are many disorders that result in the change in color of the skin known as hypo or hyperpigmentation. In hyperpigmentation, dark patches start to appear on the skin due to the overproduction of the melanin pigment, and this results in a condition known as Erythema Dischromicum Perstans which is also known as Ashy skin. Today in this article we are going to discuss Erythema Dischromicum Perstans in detail along with its herbal treatment.

What is Erythema Dischromicum Perstans?

It is the form of acquired dermal hyperpigmentation that can be recognized by the well-circumscribed oval and irregular patches. It mainly affects the areas of the neck, face, and trunk where the skin color turns into grey. The pigmented patches may appear in symmetrical or in unilateral patterns and lesions in the early stages appear as reddish in color with a pronounced border that is sometimes elevated. There are no complications or associated symptoms seen in Erythema Dischromicum Perstans and is only diagnosed through blood abnormalities. People with dark skin are mostly affected by this disease and most frequently seen in Indians and Latin Americans. It can occur at any age and Women are more likely to develop the disease as compared to Men.

Erythema Dischromicum Perstans

What clinical features are presented in Erythema Dischromicum Perstans ?

These are the signs and symptoms seen in the disease are as follows

  • Irregular patches
  • Discoloration of the skin appears as grey and gives the skin an ashy look.
  • Sometimes these lesions are also elevated.
  • Itching and discomfort are also seen in the disease.

What causes Erythema Dischromicum Perstans?

The main cause for the disease is still not known but there are few factors which are responsible for the development of disease and this includes

  • Exposure to  harmful radiations
  • Genetic or Hereditary problem.
  • History of infections and allergies.
  • Complications caused by certain types of medications
  • Exposure to harmful chemicals.
  • Viral infection
  • Whipworm infection

How can Erythema Dischromicum Perstans be diagnosed?

  • In some cases it is simply diagnosed with the examination of skin as the appearance of ashy skin confirms the diagnosis.
  • Skin biopsy can also help in confirming the diagnosis and it may reveal some minor vacuolar degeneration of the basal layer.

Treatment of Erythema Dischromicum Perstans

According to Allopaths the treatment for this disease includes topical steroids, chemical peels or pigment lasers which provide temporary relief. The skin might appear clean but there are chances that it may appear again and thus it is not the proper treatment for the management of the disease.

According to Ayurveda, our body is made from three unique elements known as Dosha and it includes Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, disturbance of any of the Dosha results in disorder. Erythema Dischromicum Perstans is caused due to the imbalance of Vata and Kapha dosha which is responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. Ayurveda provides herbal medicine that helps in regulating the melanin pigment and making the skin naturally healthy.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda for Erythema Dischromicum Perstans

Erythema Dischromicum Perstans

Erythema Dischromicum Perstans

Planet Ayurveda is a company that runs globally and provides herbal medicine all over the world. Herbal medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural, and vegetarian. All herbal remedies are free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives. Each herbal remedy is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor making and every remedy is clinically tested. They all are safe to use and free from side-effects. Here is the list of herbal medicine:-

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
  4. Youth Restora Capsules
  5. Manjishtha Capsules
  6. Recumin Gel

Product Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan:- It is one of the best classical formulations of Gandhak (Sulphur) and it has been proven the best medicine for skin disorders.  It helps in purifying the blood and removing all the toxins making the skin healthy. It is also helpful in reducing itching and irritation from the skin and giving it luster. Overall it is very useful in Erythema Dischromicum Perstans.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

2. Kaishore Guggul

This is the combination of herbs like

  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Long pepper (Piper longum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc.

It helps in treating all the metabolic disorders and also detoxifies the body. Due to its property it gives a soothing effect to the skin and cools the system. It is possible to give shine to the skin and give a healthy look by controlling the pigmentation.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

3. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

As the name tells it is excellent for all kinds of skin problem and it formulated with herbs like

  • Pit papda Fumaria officinalis)
  • Chirata (Swertia chirata)
  • Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Grit kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

It is useful in maintaining healthy skin and body, also very helpful in improving complexion.  It is also very good for both nail and hair disorders

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

4. Youth Restora Capsules

These capsules are formulated with herbs known as Green tea (Camelia sinensis), Cow colostrum (Bovine colostrums) and Grape seed (Vitis vinifera). It helps in keeping the skin youthful by controlling the cellular damage. It has been found useful in reducing the grayish look from the skin and hair which is very commonly found in Erythema Dischromicum Perstans.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily after meals with water.

5. Manjishtha capsules

It is formed from the pure herbal extract prepared from Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) which helps in enhancing the proper functioning of blood and skin. It is very useful in skin ailments and infections. Due to its anti-inflammatory property, it has been found useful in reducing inflammation and also very effective in lesions.

6. Recumin Gel

This gel is packed with herbs like Curcumin, Commiphora mukul, Azadirachta indica bark, Leptadenia reticulata etc. The application of Recumin Gel helps in reducing irritation and treating ailments like acne, healing wounds as well as treating Erythema Dischromicum Perstans.

Dosage:- Wash the area and dry it carefully.  After that apply the gel on your face and massage it on the affected part. Apply the gel twice daily.

Contact Planet Ayurveda to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com


As discussed above Erythema Dischromicum Perstans is not a dangerous disease but is capable of spreading to other parts of the body. Allopaths will only provide steroids which is not the proper treatment for the patient. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal medicines as mentioned above which will help in managing the disease by removing the root cause of the disease.