What is Nodular Prurigo and its Herbal Treatment?


As we all are familiar with so many skin regarding issues and one or another day definitely we have experienced one of them. Among these skin diseases one of them is Nodular prurigo. In which the raised skin lesions called lumps can be seen with intense itching on the skin surface. According to Ayurveda, this disease comes under Twak Vikar. In this write up, we are going to discuss the etiology, its presentation, herbal medicines and dietary guidelines to manage this condition.  Herbal remedies for Nodular prurigo


Nodular prurigo, is a rare skin disease. The name of the disease itself gives the complete description, where the word ‘prurigo’ stands for ‘the group of skin diseases causes itching’ and Nodular stands for ‘lumps’. So, it is a skin disease which is characterized by multiple raised lumps along with severe itching on the skin surface. The other names of this disease are Prurigo nodularis, Picker’s nodules or Hyde prurigo nodularis.

Incidence ratio – It affects both the sexes equally and mostly in the middle age group of people and in those who are having any history of skin infections and genetic involvement.

Ayurvedic Aspect of the Disease

As per Ayurveda, it is a twak vikar in which all the tridoshas get vitiated predominantly Kapha and Vata dosha along with rasa (lymph), rakta (Blood), mamsa (Muscles) and medha (Adipose tissue) dhatu and develops skin lesions which are having kandu (itching), granthi (nodules) and Shopha (Swelling).

What are the Cause of Nodular Prurigo

Etiology of this disease is still unknown. But there are some common causes which may develop this health issue. They are mentioned below:

  • Dietary factors – Excessive intake of hot, spicy, sour, sweet and oily foodstuffs.
  • Lifestyle – Extreme exposure to hot temperatures and sharp radiations.
  • Genetic involvement – family history of nodular prurigo makes the person more susceptible to develop in generations.
  • History of disease – Any history of skin allergy, Kidney and Liver diseases then there are chances of accumulation of the toxins inside the body and that are reflected on the skin.

Triggering factors of this disease are:

  • Alcohol and Smoking
  • Rainy season
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Exposure to any chemical product
  • Scratching
  • Weak immune system.

Signs and Symptoms

The various common signs and symptoms of this disease are as follows:

  • Lumps or nodes on the skin.
  • Extreme itching
  • Pain
  • Laceration
  • Burning sensation.
  • Redness
  • Sometimes lesions may associated with bleeding
  • Skin discoloration


This disease can be diagnosed on the clinical basis but to avert the chances of malignancies you may be advised for various blood investigations and Skin biopsy.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

A natural way of treating any disease is always the best one.  Herbal remedies play a great role in tackling the diseases without causing any harmful or adverse effect on the body. They help to treat the diseases from their root. Planet Ayurveda, a well known brand that works with these herbal remedies since many years by following the guidelines mentioned in Ancient Vedas and always gives its best. Planet Ayurveda has also focused on this rare disease and formulated the below given combination of medicines to deal with this disease. The specialty of this formula is that it’s 100% pure and safe.

Let’s have a look on the medicines:

  1. Radiant skin hair nails formula
  2. Neem capsule
  3. Gandhak Rasayan
  4. Manjishtha Capsules
  5. Kaishore guggul
  6. Neem oilHerbal remedies for Nodular prurigobuy-now

1.Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula 

It is a patent product of Planet Ayurveda with the immense properties to treat various skin problems. It helps to soothe the skin and brings back the normal skin colour of the affected areas. It helps in purification of the skin.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water, after meals

2. Neem Capsule 

Neem has been used since ancient time to treat various skin diseases. These neem capsules contain the standardized extract of 500 mg of neem (Azadirachta indica). It has the properties like detoxifying, antibacterial, anti microbial which makes the skin free from lesions and resolves the itching by purifying blood.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water, after meals

3. Gandhak Rasayan

A classical Ayurvedic medicine has an important role in purifying the skin and to stop the itchiness. It contains gandhak (sulphur) as a basic ingredient which has antiviral and anti bacterial properties. Basically, Gandhak rasayan helps to eliminate the toxins from the blood and skin which are responsible for this condition.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water, after meals

4. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha capsules contain the pure extract of herb Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). It is an effective medicine to pacify the Pitta dosha in the body. This manjishtha works well on blood and lymph. It helps to curb the antigens in the lymphatic system with the help of boosting the functions of macrophages.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with normal water, after meals

5. Kaishore Guggul 

This classical medicine helps to reduce all the growths, nodes or lumps in the body. It helps to balance Kapha and Vata dosha in our body. It also helps to sooth the lacerations from the lesions. It has anti-inflammatory properties too. Even these capsules help to avert the chances of its reoccurrence.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water, after meals

6. Neem Oil 

As we have discussed that neem has antiseptic, and detoxifying properties so the oil prepared from neem helps to reduce the itching, skin discoloration locally.

Direction for use: Topical application of neem oil on the affected area, twice daily.


  • Maintain proper hygiene
  • Drink plenty of water to eliminate toxins from the body.
  • Avoid scratching the affected area.
  • Reduce your salt, sweet and spice intake.
  • Avoid milk products.
  • Choose chemical free products.
  • Take a proper balanced diet.
  • Make Yoga and exercise a part of your daily routine to build your immunity high.


We can summarize it as a rare skin disease which is treated with oral as well as topical steroids, these steroids in long term cause various adverse effects on the health. Thus, it is a better choice to overcome the disease with the safe herbs. Skin diseases have more tendencies to recur until the cycle is broken, so, it’s better to work on the root cause with the help of herbs instead of just pacifying the condition.

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.

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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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