Pityriasis Rosea Symptoms, Diagnosis and Herbal Treatment


Pityriasis rosea is a self-limited dermatosis. It is distinguished by salmon-coloured oval patches with a peripheral thin scale. It is usually found in the Christmas tree pattern. It mostly affects the person aged 10-35 years. A disease etiology was suspected but not confirmed. 80% of patients begin with a “herald patch” that usually has a single, well-defined, scaly, red plaque 2 to 6 cm in diameter. Days or weeks later, a rash appears, usually on the body or inside the flexor line. Individual lesions appear round or oval, slightly salmon-coloured, less than 2 cm in diameter, surrounded by cigarette-paper-like thin scales. The long axis of the oval is pointed along the cleavage line, so the disease of the body will appear first. Diseases occur gradually until they resolve within 2 to 14 weeks. Except in children, the hands, feet, and face are rarely affected.

Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea is an acute self-limited dermatosis. It is distinguished by salmon-coloured oval patches with a peripheral thin scale. It is usually found on the extremities or trunk. It is also known as herpes tonsurans, pityriasis circinata and roseola annulata.

Causes of Pityriasis Rosea

The exact cause of pityriasis rosea is unknown. It can be caused by a virus infection, especially some strains of the herpes virus. But it is not related to the herpes virus that causes cold sores. Pityriasis rosea is not contagious.

Symptoms of Pityriasis Rosea

  • Formation of scaled herald patch on trunk or extremities
  • Itching
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Anorexia
  • Sore throat

Diagnosis of Pityriasis Rosea

  • Physical examination
  • Medical history
  • Biopsy
  • Skin scraping

Treatment of Pityriasis Rosea

  • Antihistamine
  • Corticosteroid cream

Ayurvedic Aspect of Pityriasis Rosea

In ayurveda, Pityriasis rosea is correlated with Mandala kustha. It is one type of kustha. Kustha is defined as various types of skin disorders. In this tridoshas are involved and treatment is given according to the symptoms of doshas. In mandala kusth, vitiation of kapha dosha is involved.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Pityriasis Rosea

श्वेतं रक्तं स्थिरं स्त्यानं स्निग्धमुत्सन्न मण्डलम।

कृच्छमन्योन्य संसक्तं कुष्ठं मण्डलमुच्यते।।(च. चि. ७/१६)

According to Acharya Charak, the formation of circular round patches which is white, red, extensive, stable, unctuous and joined with each other is known as Mandala kustha (Pityriasis rosea). It is hardly curable.

Causes of Mandala Kustha (Pityriasis Rosea)

  • Suppress the natural urges
  • Unctuous and heavy substances
  • Habitually take incompatible food items and liquids
  • Exposed to physical exercise
  • Exposed to intense heat after eating excessively
  • After intensive exposure to the sun, apply cold water immediately
  • Exertion
  • Fear
  • Take food during indigestion
  • Use contraindicated items while undergoing panchakarma therapy
  • Excessive intake of curd, fish, salt and sour substances
  • Sleep regularly during the day
  • Sexual intercourse during indigestion

Lakshana (Symptoms) of Mandala Kustha (Pityriasis Rosea)

  • Scaled patch
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Scaling of skin
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Herbal Remedies for the Treatment of Mandala Kustha (Pityriasis Rosea) by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a GMP-certified clinical and ISO 9001:2015 certified US FDA-registered company. In Planet Ayurveda, the formulation of various remedies from the holistic system of Ayurveda to provide relief from disease is manufactured here. In Planet Ayurveda, formulations of herbal remedies are preservative-free. For Mandala kustha (Pityriasis Rosea), Planet Ayurveda provides various supplements without causing any side effects.

Product List

    1. Khadirarisht
    2. Gleaming Skin Hair Nail Formula
    3. Neem Capsule
    4. Recumin Gel
    5. Pitta Balance

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Products Description

1. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul is a polyherbal tablet which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Long pepper (Piper longum), Red physic nut (Baliospermum montanum) and Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum).

It is an antifungal, antibacterial and antioxidant. It is effective in wound healing and burning micturition. It is also an immuno-modulator.

Dosage- With lukewarm water, 2 tablets twice daily.

2. Khadirarisht

It is a polyherbal product formulated by planet ayurveda by using Khadira twaka (Acacia catechu), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Bakuchi Beej (Psoralea corylifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Water (Aqua), Madhu (Honey) etc. It gives glowing skin by purifying the blood. It is antioxidant or antimicrobial along with anti-inflammatory properties. In this, haritaki (Terminalia chebula) acts like a wound healer. Its taste is bitter. It detoxifies the toxins of the body and cleans all the channels of the body.

Dosage- 2 tablespoons twice daily.

3. Gleaming Skin Hair Nails Formula

Gleaming skin, hair, nails formula is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by planet ayurveda by using Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Pitpapda (Fumaria officinalis), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis). It pacifies pitta and kapha. It helps in recurrent skin infections like pigmentation anomalies and leucoderma. It is a booster of the hemopoietic system that improves the complexion and is a blood purifier and a detoxifier. It helps to gain lustre and glow to the skin and aids to remove pimples and discolouration. It is also an immune modulator, an antioxidant, a restorative tonic and a rejuvenator.

Dosage- After meals, 1 capsule twice daily

4. Neem Capsule

Neem capsule is a single herbal capsule which is formulated by Planet Ayurveda by using Neem (Azadirachta indica). It is bitter and astringent in taste and light and cold in effect. It acts as an antipyretic and anti-bacterial. It is a wound healer. It is helpful for skin allergies. The flower and seeds of neem are an antacid and a blood purifier respectively. In a wide range of skin disorders neem oil is indicated.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily

5. Recumin Gel

Recumin gel is a polyherbal gel which is formulated by planet ayurveda by using Curcumin (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sesame (Sesamum indicum), Coconut palm (Cocos mucifera), Jeevani (Leptadenia reticulata) and Gel base. It is helpful in itching and wound healing. It is indicated in burns and acne.

Dosage- Apply locally on the infected area

6. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is a polyherbal capsule which is formulated by Planet ayurveda by using Jahar mohra pishti, Kaharva pishti, Akik pishti, Mukta pishti and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia). It provides a cooling effect to the body. These formulated capsules are used in balancing the aggravated pitta dosha in the body. It helps in healing of wounds, antifungal, antibacterial and antipyretic.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily.

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Pityriasis rosea is an acute self-limited dermatosis. It is distinguished by salmon-coloured oval patches with a peripheral thin scale. It is usually found in the Christmas tree pattern. In ayurveda, pityriasis rosea is correlated with mandal kustha. It is hardly curable but in Planet Ayurveda there are some herbal remedies which give effective results in mandala kustha (pityriasis rosea). They are helpful in the treatment of rashes, patches or scars. It helps purify the blood.

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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. Read More

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