In this article our main topic of discussion will be a very common skin ailment known as “bullous pemphigoid”. Good skin health has been admired by each and every individual since the creation of mankind. The concept of skin health is as old as civilization. Every human being desires to look beautiful irrespective of their age, color and sex. Ayurveda is considered to be the only science that focuses on internal and as well as external well being of the individual. So let’s just start discussing the prime role Ayurveda plays in such types of ailments.
Bullous pemphigoid is defined as a rare skin condition in which there is a formation of large, fluid filled blisters on the skin surface. It is seen more commonly in older adults over the flexor surface of the body such as on armpits, upper thigh and abdomen. Weak immunity plays a major role in giving rise to this disease. It occurs when our own immune system of the body starts attacking the thin layer of tissue below the outer layer (epidermis) of the skin.
In Ayurveda all the skin diseases are explained under the “kushtha roga” (skin disorders). As per our ancient classical texts vitiation of three dosha (vata, pitta and kapha) along with twak (skin), mamsa (muscle tissue), rakta (blood) and lasika (bodily fluid) plays a major role in producing such ailments.
Ayurvedic Overview of Bullous Pemphigoid
We can correlate this disease with “visphotaka”. It is a type of kshudra kushtha. Kushtha is considered as an aupsargika roga (communicable disease) and ashtamahagad roga (serious ailments). Generally there are two type of kushtha depending upon the disease severity. First type is maha kushtha and another one is kshudra kushtha. In visphotka kushtha there is a formation of whitish eruption and pustules within the skin.
These are the main causes (nidan as per ayurveda) that results in formation of an ailment.
Generally the cause is unknown but following below listed causes are considered to plays a major role:
- Autoimmunity- The immune system of our body starts attacking its own cells, in this particularly it produces antibodies against the outer layer of the skin, and triggers inflammation that produces blisters.
- As a side effect of certain medications such as sulfasalazine, furosemide and penicillin.
- Overexposure to UV radiations
- Underlying associated diseases:
- Diabetes mellitus
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lichen planus
In Ayurveda the cause of kushtha roga includes-
(charaka. Chikitsa 7/4-8)
As per Above Shloka:
- It occurs in those people who eat virudh anna-panna (unhealthy food)
- Intake of excessive amounts of liquid and heavy food articles.
- Control natural urges of vomit and defecation (stool) for longer duration.
- After eating ‘guru ahaar” (heavy food) in large amounts, indulge themselves in heavy exercises.
- Those who don’t follow the proper diet plan sometime they eat cold food and then immediately after that consume hot food.
- After coming from over sun exposure they immediately drink cold water.
- Eat food even after having the problem of indigestion.
- When they don’t follow the proper do and don’ts guidelines after going through panchakarma therapy (detoxification procedure).
- Consume excessive amounts of new food items (which are freshly obtained from their natural sources such as fresh wheat, corn), curd, fish, sesame oil, salty and sour food.
- Who eats heavy meals in the afternoon and then goes to sleep at noon.
A symptom means the general complaints along with which patients present in front of the physician. Signs: It means what a physician notices himself by observing the patient’s condition.
- Blister is produced in the skin
- Itchiness in the skin
- Reddishness in the skin
- Hive like a rash
- Sensation loss/numbness
- Tingling sensation
It includes the common diagnostic approaches we use to identify the disease.
- Through proper clinical evaluation of the patient by using following below listed techniques:
- Thorough and detailed history taking.
- Ruling out family history
- Skin biopsy
- Direct immunofluorescence microscopy
- ELISA test
As per Ayurveda :
The main line of treatment in bullous pemphigoid is as follow:
- All types of skin disorders (kusth roga) are ‘tridoshaj’ (means contain imbalance of vata, pita and kapha). The dosha characterised symptom of which is present excessively should be pacified first; thereafter the associated one should be treated.
- If Vata dosha is elevated- use ‘ghritpan’ (oral intake of ghee)
- If Pitta dosha is raised- use raktamokshan (bloodletting procedure) & Virechan (excreting out harmful toxins through stool from the anal route).
- In case of Kapha predominance kustha- vaman karma (emesis is induced by giving herbal medicine to the patient).
- After sanshodhan chikitsa it is very important to use san shaman chikitsa (oral medications) and for this herbal formulation of planet ayurveda proves as a great choice.
Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies
Planet Ayurveda, the leading herbal manufacturing unit offers various herbal formulations in this regard it includes:
- Manjishtha capsule
- Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
- Pitta balance
- Gandhak rasayan
- Dermo plan
- Nirgundi oil
- Revivify Mandarin Orange Natural Handmade Bar
1. Manjishtha Capsules
This herbal capsule contains pure extract of manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb is clinically proven as the best blood purifier due to the active principles present in it. It helps in removing harmful toxins out from the blood. It also helps in removing the obstruction from the sweat channels thus proven as a great choice in bullous pemphigoid.
Dosage: 1 cap twice daily with plain water after meals.
2. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
This herbal formulation is made up of natural herbs that contain great antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It also enhances skin functioning by excreting out harmful impurities from the blood. Herbs formulated in this medicine are enriched with various important micro and macro nutrients that help in rejuvenating the skin and also enhance the skin complexion. It contains herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit pada (Fumaria officinalis), Chirata (Swertia chirata) and Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis).
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Pitta Balance
This potent formulation is an efficacious blend of praval pishti (coral calcium), akik pishti (Agate calcium), jawar mohra pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound), giloy satva (stem extract of Tinospora cordifolia) etc. Minerals and herbs present in it have sheet virya (cold potency) thus works very well in reducing elevated pitta dosha within the body and elevated pitta dosha is considered as the main culprit of bullous pemphigoid.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Gandhak Rasayan
This herbal formulation contains shuddha gandhak (purified and detoxified sulphur). As gandhak is known for its tremendous benefits on skin functioning. It contains great anti-bacterial, antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It is known for its tridosha (vata, pitta and kapha) balancing property thus this classical formulation works profoundly in bullous pemphigoid.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. Dermo Plan Syrup
This herbal syrup contains medicinal herbs such as Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Sariva (hemidesmus indicus), neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa) etc. All the herbs present in this contain antifungal and antibacterial properties. They are also enriched with blood detoxifying property so helps in removing impurities from the blood. So this herbal syrup is a great choice in every skin disease that includes bullous pemphigus as well.
Dosage: 2 tsf twice daily.
6. Nirgundi Oil
This herbal oil is formulated with various natural herbs such as tila oil (Sesamum indicum), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) and kalahari (Gloriosa superba). It helps in enhancing the digestive power of our body and helps in preventing formation of ama dosha (amyloid) in the body. It also helps in improving blood circulation that will assist very efficiently in bullous pemphigus.
Dosage: Apply locally on the affected part twice daily.
7. Revivify Mandarin Orange Natural Handmade Bar
This herbal bar contains ingredients such as aloe barbadensis, citrus nobilis oil, citrus sinensis oil, coconut nucifera oil etc. It helps in maintaining healthy and clear skin by improving skin tissues functioning. It is enriched with vitamin C that helps in healthy wound healing as well so it works really well in every skin disease including bullous pemphigus as well.
Dosage: Apply locally.
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Thus now we can conclude that in ailments like bullous pemphigoid (an autoimmune disorder) if we follow the simple procedure mentioned in our classical text then we can surely reduce the prevalence rate of such disease. So opt Planet Ayurveda for this. We have been serving people with our Ayurveda expert doctors for the past 20 years. You can visit us directly at our clinic or can send us your query at our official email firstname.lastname@example.org.