Category: Skin Health

Best Herbal Remedies for Fungal Diseases

What is Fungal diseases

Like skin infections, fungal infections are also common nowadays. These infections are worldwide and are caused by fungi. Fungi can live in air, water, soil, plants and some fungi can live in the human body also. Some fungi are useful and some fungi cause harm to our body. When the harmful fungi enter the human body, it becomes very difficult to kill them and if we do so, these fungi re-infect the person as they can survive in the environment. Fungal infections mainly occur when our immune system becomes weak to fight with that fungi and that fungi start invading in the  large area of our body.

Herbal Remedies for Fungal Diseases

Examples of Fungal diseases

Here are some examples of Fungal diseases that usually seen in humans

1. Candidiasis

Causative agentIt is caused due to Yeast like fungus named Candida albicans. There are almost 20 known species of Candida but Candida albicans is very common.

Site of infectionMouth, skin and mucous membrane are the most common sites.

Types – It can be of 3 types

  1. Oral thrush
  2. Urinary tract infection
  3. Skin infection

Signs and symptomsIt can present with

  • Red and white patches in the mouth, skin, vagina or penis
  • Sore throat
  • Dysphagia
  • Itching over the affected area with a burning sensation
  • Cottage cheese like vaginal discharge

2.Aspergillosis

Causative agentIt is caused due to fungus named Aspergillus niger.

Site of infectionSkin, lungs and mucous membrane are the most common sites.

Signs and symptomsIt can present with

  • Cough with blood
  • Fever with chills
  • Chest pain
  • Skin sores
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

3. Cryptococcus neoformans

Causative agentIt is caused due to fungus named Cryptococcus neoformans.

Site of infectionLungs and Central Nervous System (brain) are the most common sites.

Signs and symptomsIt can present with

1. In Lungs – In Lungs, it can present with

  • Pneumonia
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath

2. In Brain – In Brain, it can present with

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • Headache and neck pain
  • Sensitivity to light

Causes of Fungal diseases according to Ayurveda 

According to Ayurveda, the are three energies that  forms  our body – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, when the imbalance occurs between any of them, the disease occurs. Fungal diseases occur due to vitiation of kapha and Vata doshas. Vata represents wind or air and kapha is cold, heavy, dense and sticky in nature. Fungal infections are mainly seen due to an accumulation of toxins in the deeper tissues of the skin,  mamsa (muscles), lasika (lymph), rakta(blood) and rasa ( plasma).

Herbal remedies for Fungal Diseases by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers the best herbal treatment for Fungal diseases. All these products are pure, natural and vegetarian. These are not having any side effect so can be used for a prolonged period of time. All products are manufactured under the direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. These are safe to use and are chemical and preservative-free.

Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal products for the treatment of Fungal diseases

1.Gandhak Rasayan

This is the best herbal remedy to treat fungal diseases.

Composition This herbal remedy is composed of Gandhak which is prepared from purified Sulphur.

Benefits Gandhak rasayan provides immunity to our body and helps to manage symptoms associated with urinary tract infections like pain, itching, redness, and any vaginal discharge, caused by Fungus Cryptococcus neoformans and Yeast like fungus Candida albicans, etc.

Dosage – 2 tablets two times a day after meals with plain water.

2.Chanderprabha vati

This is a very effective herbal remedy to treat fungal diseases and infections.

Composition This herbal remedy is composed of Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Chavya (Piper chaba), Shilajit (Asphaltum), etc.
Benefits Chanderpranha vati has wound healing and anti-microbial properties, so very beneficial in managing fungal infections like Candidiasis, Aspergillosis, etc.

Dosage – 2 tablets two times  a day after meals with plain water

3.Radiant skin hair nails formula

This is also the best herbal remedy for managing fungal diseases.

Composition This herbal remedy is composed of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Pit papda (Fumaria officinalis), etc.

Classical reference regarding Manjishtha

Ayurvedic Treatment of fungal infections

(ReferenceThe Bhava prakasha nighantu, verse 188-191)

Meaning – In this verse, various synonyms and properties of Manjishtha have been explained. Synonyms are – Manjith, viksa, jingi, samanga, kalmeshika, mandukarpani, bhandiri, bhandi, yojnavalli, rasayni and aruna. It is sweet, bitter and astringent in taste with hot  potency. It is heavy to digest . It is very beneficial in diseases like – Eye and ear disorders, skin diseases, blood disorders, cough, diabetes, inflammatory disorders and gynecological diseases. It helps to remove toxins from the body and balances three doshas in the body.

Benefits This herbal remedy is very beneficial in managing fungal infections like Candidiasis, Aspergillosis, etc. It removes toxins (ama) from the body and helps to keep the skin radiant.

Dosage – 1 capsule two times a day after meals with plain water

4.Neem capsules

Neem capsules are very effective herbal remedy by Planet Ayurveda to treat fungal diseases.

CompositionThese capsules are prepared by using a pure standardized extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica).

Benefits This herbal remedy is very beneficial in removing toxins from the body and helps to increase our immunity. Neem has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, so very helpful in managing fungal infections.

Dosage – 1 capsule two times  a day after meals with plain water.

5.Nirgundi oil

This is the best herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda to manage fungal diseases.

CompositionThese capsules are prepared by using herbs like – Nirgundi (Vitex negundo) Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), etc.

Benefits This herbal remedy is very beneficial in managing wounds, abscess and fungal infections like Candidiasis, Aspergillosis, etc. Nirgundi oil possesses antibiotic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and antispasmodic properties.

Dosage – Apply over the affected area once or twice daily or as directed by the doctor.

How to get rid of oily skin this summer? – DE-GREASE Face Wash

When it comes to deal with summers, oily skin needs special attention.

While most of us love summer, the sunshine, beaches, outings with family & friends but we’re not a fan of what the hot season does to our skin, especially oily skin.

Over the summer, temperature and humidity level rises. These environmental changes encourage the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum. This leads to undesired facial oiliness,”

Since your facial skin has most concentrated sebaceous glands hence, it’s the shiniest part.

As oil & sweat makes a stubborn combination which will lead to breakouts like blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and other skin woes.

Genetics define your skin and everyone has a different skin type. The appearance of one’s skin reflects the overall health of the body.
oily skin in summers

There are four types of Skin: Dry Skin, Oily Skin, Normal Skin, and Combination Skin

Oily skin is one type of them that produces an excess of sebum. The skin has visible pores, blackheads, acne or blemishes, and a glossy shine, thick complexion.

FINDING THE RIGHT PRODUCT IS QUITE A CHALLENGE

If you have oily skin, your perpetual complaint would always be to find the right product for your skin and more afraid of getting your skin oilier.

After all, in summers, oily skin gets oilier while you tend to sweat a lot more as compared to other seasons.

AYURVEDA CONCEPT AND SKIN TYPES

Characteristics of Skin Types According to Ayurveda:

Vata Skin:

The main element is Air, representing a movement that can be drying, which is why Vata skin can be dry and dehydrated. Vata skin is delicate and it rules the forehead. It needs nourishment and nurturing.

Pitta Skin:

The main element is Fire, represents digestive fire and transformation. Pitta skin rules cheeks and needs to be soothed, nourished and cooled. Heat aggravates Pitta that leads to acne problems.

Kapha Skin:

The main element is Water, represents water, earth, and stability. Kapha skin is moist and oily in nature, prone to congestion; Kapha rules the chin. Kapha skin needs gentle skin cleansing.

STRUGGLES WITH OILY SKIN

  • The face shines all the time
  • Having large pores
  • Acne
  • Oil smudges everywhere (As a person with oily skin needs to wipe off the phone screen after using it)
  • Moisturize or not (A tricky decision)
  • Blackheads
  • Clogging of pores (Due to applying the wrong product)
  • Discoloration

AYURVEDIC TIPS FOR OILY SKIN

Oily skin is due to Kapha dosha primarily and main issues are pimples, blackheads, acne, blemishes, etc. Hence, Kapha skin needs regular cleansing, nourishing and moisturizing; which should be your daily routine.

WHY CLEANSING IS IMPORTANT WITH RIGHT CLEANSER

Facial cleanser or washing your face is very essential to shed off all the oil and impurities which are prone in oily skin as the impurities could be easier to settle on the surface of the skin but choosing the right product is crucial!

PLANET AYURVEDA INTRODUCED DE-GREASE FACE WASH WITH THE GOODNESS OF NATURE

BENEFITS OF DE-GREASE FACE WASH

  • It controls excessive oil
  • It helps to shrink large pores
  • Prevents clogging pores
  • Helps to prevent acne from the skin
  • It exfoliates the skin
  • Gives the skin divine glow
  • It gives a refreshing and rejuvenating appearance to the face
  • Promotes youthful skin
  • It helps to keep skin hydrated
  • Not do over-drying the skin
  • Stimulates blood circulation

The natural ingredients used in De-Grease Face Wash are 100% organic and is made as per the Ayurvedic principles.

DE-GREASE Face Wash

Few ingredients are

ALOE VERA EXTRACT(Aloe Barbadensis)

The extract is the gel harvested from the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, which has a long history as a plant with numerous medicinal properties. Few benefits are listed below:

  • Aloe Vera is an ingredient that promotes faster healing of blemishes.
  • Aloe Vera also stimulates the natural production of hyaluronic acid, which is responsible to hold moisture in the skin.
  • It also has an anti-inflammatory effect that helps calm irritation.
  • Aloe Vera is rich in anti-oxidant properties that help to prevent damage caused by environmental contamination while helping the skin look bright and fresh
  • For minor burns, aloe vera gel is wonderful to cure the affected area.
  • While aloe vera helps soothe sunburn of the skin
  • Aloe Vera gel absorbs easily, making it ideal for oily skin.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, it helps to treat inflammatory forms of acne

GREEN TEA EXTRACTS(Camellia sinensis)

Green tea is one of the most commonly consumed teas in the world.

Green tea extract is its concentrated form. Like green tea, green tea extract is a great source of antioxidants. There are some skin benefits to improve the appearance of the skin:

  • The antioxidants in green tea are excellent at fighting premature aging.
  • Green tea extract also regulates natural production of sebum in the skin. People with oily skin tend to produce too much sebum, which results in clogged pores and acne breakouts. Green tea targets the root cause by minimizing oil production in skin cells.
  • The extract of green tea is an effective acne treatment that helps to reduce pores and get rid of blackheads and breakouts without serious side effects.
  • Green tea leaves can be used to gently exfoliate the skin.
  • This helps to reduce the look of puffy eyes and dark circles.
  • Green Tea extracts act as a natural sunblock to protect the skin from the harmful UV radiations of the sun.

BASIL EXTRACT(Ocimum sanctum0

Basil or “queen of herbs” is the healthiest, sacred and wonderful medicinal Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to the mint family-Lamiaceae. The aromatic herb is full of nutrients and medicinal values.

  • The basil leaves help to remove toxins from the body thereby beneficial in the prevention of acne and pimples.
  • Antiseptic and antibacterial properties of basil are useful to treat skin scars
  • The extract of basil is wonderful in the prevention of blackheads
  • It gives a glow to the face

Application of De-Grease Face Wash

STEP 1

Dampen your skin with lukewarm water.

STEP 2

Apply a coin-sized amount of De-Grease Face Wash, make a good lather and apply to face.

STEP 3

Gently massage your skin, including your neck.

STEP 4

Rinse with lukewarm water.

INDICATION:

  • 100% Natural
  • Ideal for Oily skin
  • Can be used both by men and women