Author: Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Ayurvedic Treatment for Bullous Pemphigoid – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

ABSTRACT

Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease that causes blisters on the skin. It is also known as subepidermal blistering disease. It is a rare skin disorder that causes fluid-filled blisters on the skin. Bullous pemphigoid affects elderly patients mostly between the ages of 60 to 80 years. This article reviews the causes, symptoms, and Treatment of Bullous pemphigoid in both Ayurvedic and modern aspects.

INTRODUCTION

It is the most common autoimmune disorder of the skin that causes blisters on the skin. It is characterized by tense bullae and intense pruritus. While in some atypical cases, bullous lesions are absent. Bullous pemphigoid occurs when the immune system attacks a thin layer of tissue below the outer layer of skin. It usually affects older people. It starts with itching and rashes on the skin. On the white skin, these patches look red or pink. Moreover, on brown and black skin they may look dark reddish-brown. Bullous pemphigoid mostly affects the larger areas of the body or limbs. Blisters may appear on the skin after a few weeks. These blisters can grow big and may also contain blood sometimes. It is a chronic disease that lasts for longer than six weeks.

CAUSES OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

The cause in most cases of bullous pemphigoid is unidentified. One of the causes may include exposure to ultraviolet light and radiation therapy. Some drugs are also responsible for bullous pemphigoid-like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and antibiotics.

Bullous Pemphigoid

SYMPTOMS OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. Severe itching
  2. Large, tense bullae (blisters)
  3. Rashes before the blisters appear
  4. Urticaria
  5. Ring-shaped lesions
  6. Small blisters
  7. Blister fluid (bloodstained, clear, or cloudy fluid)
  8. Pigmentation
  9. It mostly involves the flexor aspects of the limbs. It may be restricted to one area or spread on the trunk and proximal limbs.

DIAGNOSIS OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. Blood tests
  2. Skin biopsy

TREATMENT OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. The main treatment includes systemic corticosteroids. Usually, the treatment depends on the extent of the disease.
  2. Immunosuppressive Therapy is also included in the treatment of the Bullous pemphigoid.
  3. Topical steroids to relieve itching and dryness on the skin.
  4. Antibiotics for infections

SOME HOME REMEDIES FOR BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. Wear loose-fitting and soft clothes
  2. Avoid spending more time in the sunlight
  3. Wash the sores and ulcers with antibacterial soap and water. This will prevent further infection.
  4. The antibiotic ointments are also helpful in tolerating the symptoms.
  5. Always moisturize the skin with lotions, coconut oil, or some creams.

COMPLICATIONS OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. Viral infections like herpes zoster, varicella, etc.
  2. Bacterial staphylococcal skin infection and sepsis.

PREVENTIONS OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

  1. Refrain from scraping
  2.  Maintain hydrated skin
  3. Bring the vibe in the home down
  4. Paying close attention to the diaper region
  5. Observe proper hygiene, etc

AYURVEDIC VIEW ON BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

In Ayurveda, it is associated with Visphot. It was one of Acharya Charak’s literary works, Kshudra Kustha. The long-term illness known as kustha is brought on by Mycobacterium leprae. The environment is often home to this bacterium.

CAUSES OF BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID/ VISPHOT

कटु अम्ल तीक्ष्णोष्ण  विदाही रुक्ष क्षार अजीर्ण अध्यशनातपैश्च |

तथर्तुदोषेण विपर्ययेण कुप्यन्ति दोषा: पवनादयास्तु || (मा नि ५३/१ )

  1.  Through eating foods that are hot, laxative, protective, alkaline, bitter, and astringent.
  2.  Resuming the same diet after the initial meal that has not been fully digested (adhyshan)
  3. Seasonal illnesses, seasonal variations, vata flaws, etc. become worse as a result of prolonged sun exposure.

SAMPRAPTI OF VISPHOT

Visphot with fever is caused by the vitiated doshas hiding in the epidermis, which then infect the blood (Rakta), flesh (Mansa), and bones (Asthi) dhatu.

SAMPRAPTI GHATAK OF VISPHOT

Doshas: Vata, Pitta
Dushya: Twak (skin), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (flesh), and Lasika (lymph).
Adhisthana: Twaka (skin).

TYPES OF VISPHOT

  1. Vataj: The patient in this instance has headaches, body pains in various areas, fever, thirst, joint rupture pain, and body darkness.
  2. Pittaj: Patients suffering from pittaj visphot had a high fever, searing pain, ulceration, frequent thirst, and yellowing and reddening of the skin.
  3. Kaphaj: In this, patients have reduced pain, numbness, itching, hardness, yellowing, and delayed ripening of ulcers in addition to vaman (vomiting) and aruchi (disinterest in eating).
  4. Vatapitabitaj: The sufferer is in excruciating discomfort.
  5. Kaphvataj: It involves sensations of heaviness, dampness, and itching throughout the body.
  6. Kaphvataj: These patients have burning and itching feelings, nausea, and fever.
  7. Tridoshaj: All the doshas are vitiated, which results in this. Blisters have elevated and buried edges that are difficult to touch, less ripe, and may cause pain, fever, fainting, redness, burning sensations, and ascending thirst. These symptoms characterize Troidoshaj Visphot.
  8. Rakataj: This kind of blister has a crimson hue. The vitiation of rakta and pitta is the cause of it.

MANAGEMENT OF VISPHOT

  1. Fasting, or Langhan
  2. Vaman (poisoning by induction)
  3. Induced purgation, or virechan.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR BULLOUS PEMPHIGOID

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  1. MANJISHTHA CAPSULES
  2. PITTA BALANCE
  3. GANDHAK RASAYAN
  4. DERMO PLAN SYRUP
  5. NIRGUNDI OIL
  6. REVIVIFY MANDARIN ORANGE NATURAL HANDMADE BAR
  7. GLEAMING SKIN, HAIR, NAILS FORMULA

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. MANJISHTHA CAPSULES

This is the manufacturing of Planet Ayurveda which consists of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) as the main ingredient. Rubia cordifolia has anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties which are beneficial in skin disorders. It also has blood-purifying properties. Manjishtha capsules are useful in balancing pitta dosha also.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.

2. PITTA BALANCE

This is an amazing formulation by Planet Ayurveda which consists of JaharMohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic calcium compound), Kaharwa pishti, Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium), Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia), and Akik pishti (Agate calcium). These capsules are beneficial in balancing pitta dosha, enhancing skin texture, promoting the immune system, and purifying blood.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals.

3. GANDHAK RASAYAN

This wonderful mixture, which contains Purified sulphur (Shuddha gandhak), comes from Planet Ayurveda. It lessens discomfort and irritation. The antibacterial properties of Gandhak Rasayan help treat scabies, infections, allergies, and a variety of other skin conditions. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties are equally remarkable. The vata, pitta, and kapha tridoshas are balanced by these tablets.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals.

4. DERMO PLAN SYRUP

The components used in the production of Planet Ayurveda include Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), and many more. It serves as an organic skin toner. It is used to support healthy skin, cleanse blood, and lessen inflammation. In addition to clearing the body of impurities, it helps with skin conditions.

Dosage: 2 teaspoons twice daily after meals.

5. NIRGUNDI OIL

Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), and tila oil (Sesamum indicum) are some of the natural plants that are used to make this herbal oil. It aids in strengthening the body’s ability to digest food and keeps the body from producing ama dosha, or amyloid. Enhancing blood circulation is another benefit that will aid bullous pemphigus extremely well.

Dosage: Locally applied on the affected areas.

6. REVIVIFY MANDARIN ORANGE NATURAL HANDMADE BAR

Ingredients in this herbal bar include coconut nucifera oil, citrus nobilis oil, aloe barbadensis, and citrus sinensis oil. By enhancing the way skin tissues work, it contributes to the maintenance of clean, healthy skin. Because it contains more vitamin C, which promotes good wound healing, it is highly effective for treating all skin conditions, including bullous pemphigus.

Dosage: Apply locally.

7. GLEAMING SKIN, HAIR, NAILS FORMULA

Ingredients such as Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Pita papda (Fumaria officinalis), and Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia) are produced by Planet Ayurveda. This mixture supports strong, healthy nails, hair, and skin. Additionally, it has blood-cleansing properties that promote healthy skin, hair, and nails by assisting the body in eliminating pollutants and maintaining appropriate, cleansed blood flow throughout the body.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily

CONCLUSION

Therefore, we may now draw the conclusion that, by adhering to the straightforward protocol outlined in our classic work, we can significantly lower the prevalence rate of conditions like bullous pemphigoid, an autoimmune illness. This article highlights the main topics regarding Bullous Pemphigoid in both aspects of modern and Ayurveda.

Alternative Medicines for Anxiety And Panic Attacks

ABSTRACT

An anxiety condition has an effect on the psyche. Anxiety disorder alters how an individual reacts to events and circumstances. Although stress and anxiety are typical, you should seek help right away if you worry excessively or suffer anxiety frequently. A family may be predisposed to the illness. Anxious people commonly overthink and think incorrectly, which is extremely harmful to their physical health. Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and several phobia-related disorders are just a few of the numerous varieties of anxiety disorders.

INTRODUCTION

A medical condition known as anxiety is characterized by emotions of worry or anxiety that interfere with a person’s regular activities. Anxiety problems are more common than ever today. Chronic stress and other variables that raise the manufacture of glucocorticoids and the levels of the stress hormone cortisol cause cellular changes in the hippocampus, a part of the brain, which are the cause of anxiety. Numerous physiological changes occur in the bodies of anxious persons, such as faster respiration, fluctuating blood pressure, and increased cortisol levels. Heart problems can both cause and be caused by anxiety in a variety of people. Heart muscle damage and an increased heart rate brought on by anxiety can result in cardiac arrest and coronary artery disease. Long-term anxiety can result in a number of problems, such as gastrointestinal problems, drug abuse, and panic attacks, suicidal thoughts, depression, and social isolation. A panic attack can be brought on by any situation in daily life and is characterized by a rapid start of acute dread. An individual having a panic attack typically exhibits heart attack-like symptoms. Usually, it takes place in response to difficult and demanding situations. Psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, directive therapy, and non-directive therapy should all be utilized to treat this disease. The patient must be supported and cared for by the patient’s family.

anxiety and panic attacks

CAUSES

  1. Childhood trauma
  2. Personal loss
  3. Stress
  4. Drug/ Alcohol abuse
  5. Post-traumatic stress disorder
  6. Heart diseases
  7. Medications like decongestants, asthma drugs
  8. Endocrine disorders like Hypothyroidism
  9. Excessive intake of caffeine

SYMPTOMS

There are different effects on different parts of body:

EFFECTS ON BODY

  1. Tachycardia
  2. Chest pain
  3. Nausea
  4. Dizziness
  5. Tingling sensation on the chest
  6. Hampering in sleeping patterns
  7. Changes in eating patterns
  8. Hot flushes
  9. Fatigue
  10. Sweating
  11. Trembling
  12. Bowel habit changes

EFFECTS ON MIND

  1. Nervousness
  2. Overthinking
  3. Confusion
  4. Low self-esteem
  5. Irritability
  6. Fear
  7. Feeling tensed every time
  8. Mood swings
  9. Depersonalization
  10. Depression

MANAGEMENT OF ANXIETY

It consists of

  1. Psychotherapy
  2. Behavioural therapy
  3. Medication
  4. Self Treatment- There are a number of activities and exercises that can be used to manage milder, more targeted, or transient anxiety disorders, such as strategies for relaxation and stress management. Maintaining social networks and exercising.
  5. Counselling
  6. Medications

PREVENTIONS

You can lessen your chance of developing an anxiety disorder. Keep in mind that experiencing anxiety is normal and not always a sign of a mental health issue.

Advantages to the people

  1. Lowering caffeine consumption and consulting a doctor before taking any over-the-counter or natural medicines.
  2. Consuming a well-balanced, healthy diet, getting adequate sleep, working out frequently, and avoiding alcohol, marijuana, and other addictive substances.

AYURVEDIC VIEW

It is correlated to chiitodvega in Ayurveda. Acharya Charak explains this ailment in detail under the category of manodosha vikara (mental disorders) in Vimana Sthana. The core causes of anxiety disorders are thought to include kama (desire), krodha (anger), lobha (greed), moha (attachment), irshya (envy), mana (arrogance), shoka (grief), and chinta (worry). These all contribute to the vitiation of the mental traits known as Rajas and Tamas gunas. The personalities of Rajasik and Tamasik make them more vulnerable to anxiety illnesses. Symptoms are a manifestation of all three doshas. Fear, bewilderment, bodily aches, an upset stomach, trouble sleeping, auditory hallucinations, etc. are symptoms of vata vitiation. Chest pain, perspiration, hyperacidity, and other symptoms of Pitta vitiation Lethargy, depression, etc. are symptoms of kapha vitiation.

MANAGEMENT

  • An integrated strategy to manage anxiety and panic attacks is provided by Ayurveda. To treat anxiety and panic attacks, Acharya Charaka recommended Daivavyapasraya Chikitsa (spiritual therapy), Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa (physical therapy), and Sattvavajaya Chikitsa (mental therapy).
  • Spiritual therapy is practiced using Mantra (incantations), Mangalam (propitiatory rites), Homah (sacrifice), Upvas (fasting), Japa (prayer), and Vrata (vows).
  • The goal of Sattvavajaya Chikitsa, an Ayurvedic psychotherapy, is to preserve mental stability. It entails kicking undesirable habits, swapping out negative emotions, and eradicating ignorance and greed, among other things.
  • Shodan and Shaman Chikitsa perform Yuktivyapashraya Chikitsa (physical therapy).
  • Shodhana Chikitsa (bio-cleansing therapy)
    Abhyanga (herbal massage): The herbal oil used in the massage balances vata dosha.
  • Shirodhara: It provides a relaxing impact that is thought to be highly helpful for anxiety.
  • Nasya: It gives the brain nutrients and enhances brain function.

Shaman Chikitsa, also known as pacifying therapy

The list of herbs that can be administered for anxiety and panic episodes is provided below

  1. Withania somnifera
  2. Bacopa moneri
  3. Shankhapushpi (Convolvulus prostratus), and
  4. Ashwagandha are examples of adaptogens
  5. Bala (Sida cordifolia)
  6. Tagar (Tabernaemontana divaricata)
  7. Mandukaparni (Centella asiatica)
  8. Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi)

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ANXIETY AND PANIC ATTACKS BY PLANET AYURVEDAM

For the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks, Planet Ayurveda provides great and powerful herbal medicines. Always seek out natural items that are devoid of any additives, preservatives, or chemicals when seeking natural and herbal treatments. These herbal products comprise well-known plants that are highly useful. Products from Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural and created by trained MD doctors. The Panic Care Pack provided below by Planet Ayurveda contains the following herbal preparations

Ayurvedic Treatment for anxiety and panic attacks

Ayurvedic Treatment for Anxiety and Panic Attacks

1. NEUROGENIE CAPSULES

The ayurvedic supplement NeuroGenie Capsules includes Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Brahmi is a manifestation of Medhya (increases intellect). It has a cold potency and a bitter flavor. The brain is calmed, and memory loss is improved by brahmi. Only sleeplessness, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and psychiatric illnesses are treated with it. The ashwagandha in this mixture is a strong kind that balances all three doshas, especially Vata and Kapha. It is a potent adaptogen and is used to cure a number of conditions, such as physical discomfort, hopelessness, and anxiety.

Dosage: Twice daily, take 1-2 capsules with a glass of water after meals.

2. CALM EASY CAPSULES

Calm Easy Capsules is an herbal formulation that contains Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Tagar (Valeriana officinalis). Brahmi improves intellect. It has a cold potency and a bitter flavor. It calms the brain and subsidizes nervousness, tension, fear, concentrating problems, and confusion associated with anxiety. Another wonderful herb present in Calm Easy Capsules is Ashwagandha. Vata and Kapha are particularly balanced out of the three doshas. It is an effective adaptogen and is used to treat a wide range of conditions, including anxiety, melancholy, pain in the body, tiredness, and insomnia.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules once or twice daily.

3. PITTA BALANCE

Pitta Balance is a multi-herbal mixture that includes plants like Giloy Satva (Tinospora cordifolia), Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kaharva Pishti, and other natural calcium-containing substances. Pitta is balanced by the cool potency of Jahar Mohra Pishti. It is employed to treat the acidity brought on by anxiety. Giloy Satva, an astringent and bitter ingredient, is also present. Its potency is high. It harmonizes the three doshas (Pitta, Kapha, and Vata). It is a strong rejuvenator and contains substances that reduce stress and are thought to be beneficial for the brain.

Dosage: Twice daily, take 1 capsule with a glass of water after meals.

4. INDIAN VALERIANA

Tagar (Valeriana wallichii), an ingredient in Indian Valeriana Capsules is a standardized Ayurvedic preparation. Taste-wise, tagar is astringent, bitter, and pungent. Its potency is hot. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha coexist peacefully. It soothes the mind and helps to improve the quality of sleep. Tagar significantly lowers symptoms brought on by anxiety and has a positive effect on GABA levels.

Dosage: Take 1-2 capsules with a glass of water, preferably right after meals, twice daily.

CONCLUSION

Feelings of fear or worry are signs of the medical disorder known as anxiety. These days, it is fairly prevalent. Anxiety is primarily brought on by ongoing stress. In Ayurveda, this ailment is known as Chittodvega, and Acharya Charak characterized it as one of the manodosha vikaras (mental disorders). According to Ayurveda, the main causes of anxiety and panic disorders are kama (desire), krodha (anger), lobha (greed), and moha (attachment). The most common symptoms of anxiety are fear, excessive thinking, anger, low self-esteem, problems concentrating, changes in sleeping and eating patterns, hot flashes, and exhaustion. For the purpose of treating this ailment, Daivavyapasraya Chikitsa, Yuktivyapasraya Chikitsa, and Sattvavajaya Chikitsa are used. In addressing this illness, a number of herbs, including Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Shankhpushpi, have shown incredible success.