Pityriasis Rosea- Ayurvedic Aspect and Treatment


Skin diseases are very embarrassing whether they are temporary or permanent. Pityriasis rosea is a skin disease that can compromise your skin’s beauty. The rashes are non-allergic and appear in response to viral infection. The infection occurs mostly in a healthy person between the age group of 10 to 35 years or is seen in a pregnant lady. Though the rashes may disappear within a few weeks in many cases they may persist too long up to 6 months. In this article, we will discuss various symptoms of this disease and treatment remedies in Ayurveda to avoid the usage of chemical-based steroids.

Pityriasis Rosea


Pityriasis rosea also known as Pityriasis rosea gibert is a large-sized skin rash spotted on particular areas like the chest, abdomen, and back. The rashes can also be seen on the scalp, groin region, and armpits but are rarely or not seen on the face. After exposure to the virus, the rashes begin as a pinkish patch called ‘herald’ that starts to spread to other body parts in the next 2 weeks. In the next few days, the pink spots are covered with fine scales that make the rashes look crinkled. The rashes need treatment or can also disappear after a particular period. These rashes can turn itchy and irritating to you. Unlike many other skin diseases, Pityriasis rosea is a non-contagious viral disease. Some precautions and supportive treatment can help to recover from the condition.

Ayurvedic Aspect

In Ayurveda, we can correlate this skin disease to ‘Mandala Kushtha’. Kushtha is a very serious skin disease that needs proper treatment and is very hard to recover from. Various ayurvedic remedies and lifestyle modifications are recommended to manage such conditions. Mandala Kushtha is a subtype of kushtha that has similar causes but unique symptoms. The causes are many that imbalance the vatadi doshas in the body. But the main cause for such infections is said to be ‘poorvaj karmas’. Ignoring these symptoms can make your condition worse. But many ayurvedic herbs are mentioned in ancient texts to deal with such skin diseases that are being used nowadays under proper treatment.


Pityriasis rosea is caused by a Virus that has been identified to be one from the herpes virus trait. The recurrence of this virus is very rare as the body develops antibodies against the virus.


The symptoms of Pityriasis rosea are

  • Skin rashes
  • Mild itching
  • Scales on the rashes after one week
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Viral flu-like symptoms
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Body ache
  • Cough


Pityriasis rosea is diagnosed by physical examination. To confirm the virus involvement some lab tests done are

  • Blood tests
  • Rapid plasma reagin
  • VDRL test
  • Skin biopsy


The treatment for Pityriasis rosea includes

  • Application of Corticosteroids cream or ointment on skin rashes
  • Oral medicines
  • Anti-histamines
  • Antiviral drugs

In some cases, the treatment is not needed as the rashes disappear on their own. But in other cases, the application of steroids is recommended to control the symptoms.

Herbal remedies by planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Pityriasis rosea

Planet Ayurveda offers a set of herbal medicines to treat skin diseases. The medicines recommended are made in a pharmacy that has superior quality standard sets. The medicines are tested for their efficiency and do not contain any harmful or toxic substances. These medicines are 100% pure and herbal. The recommended medicines and herbal products manufactured by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of skin disease are

Product List

  1. Kaishore Guggul
  2. Khadirarishta
  3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula
  4. Neem Capsules
  5. Recumin Gel
  6. Pitta Balance

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Product Description

1. Kaishore Guggul

This herbal medicine helps manage accumulated excessive Pitta dosha that can cause problems like Pityriasis rosea. These tablets are manufactured from standard extracts of Guduchi (Commiphora mukul), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum), Trikatu (Haritaki, Vibhataki, Amalaki), etc. These tablets reduce the redness, itching, inflammation, and heat at the affected site. It adds a cooling effect to the affected skin site and produces a soothing effect on the skin.

Dosage- Take 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Khadirarishta

This potent ayurvedic herb medicine acts as an excellent blood purifier, that cleans up the toxins from the body and makes the skin looks glowing. This arishta preparation is done very carefully and contains herbs such as- Nagkeshar (Mesua ferrea), Jatiphal (Myristica fragrans), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), etc. Its blood-purifying properties make it a valuable herb for many skin diseases. This medicine reduces the symptoms of rashes, itching, pus formation, scales, sores, etc in particular skin infections.

Dosage- Take 2 teaspoons of arishta twice daily.

3. Gleaming Skin, Hair, Nails Formula

This herbal formulation contains an herbal mixture of herbs that help manage the general condition of hair, nails, and skin. The ingredients of this formulation are naturally pure and keep the moisture locked in nails, skin, and hairs that avoid their dryness and prevent their dullness. In case of infections of these sites, these capsules ease the abnormal symptoms and improve their general condition.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule two times daily.

4. Neem Capsules

These neem capsules contain naturally extracted pure extracts of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem is a rejuvenating herb that cleans blood impurities and makes dull and infected skin look glowing. Consuming these capsules will reduce the skin rashes and pigmentation caused by the disease. Taking capsules will prevent you from having several other skin infections.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

5. Recumin Gel

This is a 100% natural ayurvedic gel that contains herbs such as Neem (Azadirachta indica), Malkangni (Celastrus paniculatus), Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Jeevanti (Leptadenia reticulata), etc. These gel-based ayurvedic medicines are prepared for treating skin allergies, infections, burns, and other skin-related issues. Applying the gel will put a soothing effect on the skin and recover the skin from a diseased state.

Dosage- Local application of the gel on the affected skin area.

6. Pitta Balance

This product to balance aggravated or excessive pitta dosha in the body contains herbs like- Kharwa pishti (Calcium compound), Akik pishti (Calcium compound), Jahar mohra (Calcium compound), Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. These capsules balance the pitta dosha at adequate levels and maintain proper functioning in which pitta dosha is involved. Proper digestion, metabolism, and excessive heat are managed in the body. It shows cooling effects that will ease the abnormal symptoms of the skin due to imbalanced pitta.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or Call at 0172-521-4030 (India), +91-172-521-4030 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604


In a nutshell, we have explained that The above guided formulations will work in Pityriasis Rosea and manage the condition very well. To treat any skin disease, due to any cause, go with Ayurveda. Contact our doctor’s online at www.planetayurveda.com

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of http://www.PlanetAyurveda.com, 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. Read More

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