Can Ayurveda Help In Treating Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis?

ancient reference

In this shloka, the effects of vitiation of Kapha dosha are explained.

According to this shloka, vitiated Kapha dosha weakens the digestive system, causes excessive salivation, laziness, a feeling of heaviness, whitish discoloration, coldness, loosens the body parts, asthma, cold, cough, and excessive sleep.

(Reference: AshtangaHridyam(Sutrasthana) Chapter No. 11, Shloka No. 7)

Lichen Amyloidosis

What Is Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis?

As Per Ayurveda Aspect:

Amyloidosis is caused due to the accumulation of ama (endotoxins) along with the vitiation of Kapha dosha in the body. The ama gets accumulated in the vessels and blocks the pathway which leads to the pain as well as inflammation.

As Per Modern Aspect:

Amyloidosis is among the group of diseases in which there is an accumulation of abnormal proteins in the various organs of the body including the skin.

In this condition, the clumps of abnormal proteins called amyloids build up in the skin which look like wave projections between the two layers of the skin i.e., dermis and epidermis. The main primary feature is the patches over the skin with abnormal color and texture.

It is characterized by the severely itchy patches and thickening of skin along with the multiple small bumps. These patches are scaly and reddish-brown, usually occur on the shins but may also occur on the forearms, legs and other parts of the body.

What are the Causes of Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis?

The main cause of the primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis is unknown. The most triggering factor is the repeated scratching and rubbing of the skin. The disease is not hereditary as it does not usually run in families but in 1 % of the population, there is a history of skin problem passing from parents to the child.

What are the Symptoms of Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis?

Symptoms of primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis may vary from person to person. They are characterized by the severe itchy patches and thickening of the skin with multiple small bumps. The skin becomes dry, scaly or in some cases, the skin may become loose and inelastic. Patients with atopic dermatitis or fungal infection have the highest chances of developing this disease.

How Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis Can Be Diagnosed?

Skin biopsy can be taken under local anesthesia for the confirmation of the diagnosis. Other tests such as urine and blood tests can be done if it is necessary to investigate the associated disease.

How Does Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis Look Like and What Is Its Differential Diagnosis?

Primary cutaneous amyloidosis generally involves macular amyloidosis, lichen amyloidosis, and nodular localized cutaneous amyloidosis.

Lichen Amyloidosis

These appear as clusters which are of red or brown colored scales that merge together to form a raised thickened area on the upper and lower limbs. The upper limbs and back region can also be affected.

Differential diagnosis Adnexal structures are not invaded in this disease but are invaded in other cases.

  • Skin-colored papules located on the dorsa of the hands.
  • Inflammation on the lower extremities which is related to chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Thickening of the skin due to chronic skin exposure.

What Is the Best Treatment For Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis?

Modern medicine generally prescribes histamines, corticosteroids, and treatment such as removal of superficial layers of skin. But in severe cases, there is an excision of the lesion but its recurrence is generally common and these medicines can cause harmful effects on the body.

Natural Way To Treat Primary Cutaneous Lichen Amyloidosis

Planet Ayurveda offers a natural treatment for primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis which aims at eliminating the toxins in a natural manner and reduces the inflammation, burning sensation and itching. These herbal remedies are 100 % pure, natural and are free from fillers, additives, colors, and preservatives.

Amyloidosis care pack contains

Amyloidosis care pack

SHATAVARI CAPSULES

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is formulated by using the standardized extracts of two wonderful herbs Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa. Being anti-inflammatory, these herbs reduce inflammation and improve blood circulation. These capsules are effective in reducing the symptoms associated with primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis.

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

2. Aamvatantak Churna

Aamvatantak churna is a combination of wonderful herbs that reduce the inflammation associated with the skin. The ingredients present in it are haridra, methi, Ashwagandha, gorakhmundi, sonth, etc. All these herbs are antioxidant and analgesic in nature. It removes the accumulation of ama in the skin and thus an effective treatment for primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful powder twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Aloe Vitals

Planet Ayurveda formulates aloe vitals with the use of the pure and standardized extract of the herb Aloe barbandensis. It is generally known as the “Ghrit Kumari”. This wonderful herb maintains the overall health of the patient. According to Ayurveda, this herb eliminates the ama (toxins) from the body. It is a natural detoxifier and reduces the associated symptoms.

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

4. Aarogyavardhini Vati

Aarogyavardhini vati is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which has various medicinal properties. It treats symptoms related to all types of disorders such as liver, spleen, gallbladder, skin, etc. These tablets show wonderful results in treating primary cutaneous lichen amyloidosis by flushing out the toxins from the body. It also treats symptoms such as swelling, fatigue, weakness, etc.

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

5. Navkarshik Churna

Planet Ayurveda’s Navkarshik Churna is a blend of dried extracts of various herbs which are analgesic, anti-inflammatory and eliminate the proteins from the body and clear the channels. The herbs used for preparing this formulation are Amalaki, haritaki, bibhitaki, neem, Vacha, giloy, katuki, manjistha, and daruhaldi. All these herbs are used in the purification of the blood as well as improve the body’s metabolism.

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

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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