Herbal Remedies for Discoid Lupus in Ayurveda


Discoid lupus can be defined as the chronic autoimmune disorder affecting the health of the skin. The name “Discoid” is taken from the coin-shaped lesions observed in this disorder. This disorder causes a harsh rash which can get worse if exposed to sunlight. The rashes can be developed anywhere on the skin but mainly rashes are observed on the hands, feet, neck and scalp areas of the patient. In severe cases, hair loss, hyper-pigmentation and permanent scarring can also be seen.

Discoid Lupus

Don’t get confused between Discoid lupus and Systemic lupus, as they both are different. Mild rashes, more commonly on the face are observed in Systemic lupus also but it harms internal organs also. Patients suffering from systemic lupus can also have discoid lesions. The rash tends to become more severe but the internal organs are not affected in Discoid lupus.

Symptoms of Discoid Lupus

Skin rash can vary from mild patches of pink skin to the skin appearance of red and raw. This can develop at any part of the body, especially the neck, soles, palms, the area beneath the elbows and sometimes ear canal.

Some other symptoms include:

  • Round coin-shaped lesions
  • Peeling
  • Thick scales on the skin and scalp
  • Blistering lesions
  • Skin thinning
  • Thickening of the scalp
  • Skin pigmentation, which could be permanent effect
  • Permanent scarring
  • Development of ulcers inside the lips
  • Bent or brittle fingernails
  • Hair-loss patches

Causes of Discoid Lupus

There is no exact cause of discoid lupus known yet. But studies assume that it appears as an auto-immune disease involving a mixture of environmental and genetic triggers. Discoid lupus is not a contagious disease as it doesn’t get transferred from one person to another.

Risk Factors of Discoid Lupus

Discoid lupus can be developed in anyone but it is rare in children. Females aged between 20 and 40 are at increased risk of discoid lupus. Some triggering factors of this disease include trauma, infection, and stress which can make the condition more severe.

Treatment of Discoid Lupus

In modern science, there is no exact treatment of Discoid lupus. The doctors prescribe only steroids to the patient which act as temporary relievers. Prolonged use of steroids can show negative impact on the patient’s health and give annoying side-effects which will be difficult for the patient to handle along with the ongoing disease. So, it’s not a wise choice to go with treatment of modern science for treating Discoid lupus. But, there is no need to be anxious as the Ayurveda system of medicines has the treatment for every disease with Ayurvedic medicines prepared by herbs collected from nature of God.

From one of the top five ayurvedic companies, planet Ayurveda has prepared some wonderful herbal remedies to help the patients of discoid lupus. Herbal remedies by planet Ayurveda are totally natural and treat the patient in an effective manner by staying his body natural and free from any kind of side effect. A team of ayurvedic experts ensures that no chemical, preservative, color, binder, starch, flavor or any synthetic material would not be used in preparing these remedies. Take a look at these marvelous products.

Herbal Remedies for Discoid Lupus By Planet Ayurveda

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
  3. Manjishtha Capsules
  4. Neem Capsules
  5. Gotu Kola Capsules
  6. Nirgundi Oil
  7. Jatyadi TailamHerbal remedies for Discoid lupusbuy-now

Products Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Gandhak Rasayan tablets are prepared by Planet Ayurveda using standardized extract of Shuddha Gandhak (Purified Sulphur). These tablets are very beneficial in providing health to the skin and prevent various diseases of skin such as discoid lupus, scabies, ringworm, fungal infections and itching. Consumption of these tablets will improve your skin quality and enhance overall health.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

Planet Ayurveda’s Radiant Skin Hair Nails  formula is formulated with high quality extract of herbs such as Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Pit Papda (Fumaria officinalis), Sariva (Hemidesmus indicus) and Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis). All these herbs work in a synergistic manner to maintain health of skin and hairs. Intake of these capsules will provide you relief from discoid lupus and make your skin more attractive.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

3. Manjishtha Capsules

A well known herb Manjishtha(Rubia cordifolia) is extracted and used to process Manjishtha capsules in the house of Planet Ayurveda. This herb is very well described in Ayurvedic literature for its contribution in enhancing skin and voice quality. These capsules also act as an antidote, pacify Kapha dosha (cough, cold and congestion), treat disorders of eye, vagina, skin, blood and provide relief in diabetes.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

4. Neem Capsules

Neem is an ancient herb tremendously used for treating the disorders of skin. Planet Ayurveda’s Neem capsules are formulated with the best quality extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) herb. These capsules will treat the skin disorders, purify the blood, and provide relief from arthritis, malaria, fever, cold, sore throat, flu, fungal infections and many other body ailments.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

5. Gotu Kola Capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s Gotu Kola capsules are made with standardized extract of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) herb which is very advantageous in improving blood circulation, maintaining body metabolism, regulating the functioning of brain, strengthening the immune system, making skin healthy and balancing the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha).

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with normal water after meals.

6. Nirgundi Oil

Herbs such as Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), and Kalahari (Gloriosa superba) are used along with the Tila oil (Sesamum indicum) to prepare Nirgundi oil. This oil acts as an analgesic, and used to treat disorders of skin such as discoid lupus, leprosy, leucoderma, and vitiligo.

Dosage: Mix this oil with Jatyadi Tailam and apply over the affected area twice a day.

7. Jatyadi Tailam

Jatyadi Tailam consist the potency of 18 herbs as this oil is manufactured with the extracts of 18 herbs such as Shweta sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Harad (Terminalia chebula), Padmaka (Prunus cerasoides), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) and 14 other herbs. All these herbs provide you relief from skin diseases and relief pain or itching from the affected area.

Dosage: Mix this oil with Nirgundi oil and apply over the affected area twice a day.

Other Preventable Measures

Other preventable measures to be followed by patients of discoid lupus:

  • Don’t get your skin exposed to the sun for long hours.
  • Make use of good quality sunscreen having SPF value equal or more than 70. Reapply it on skin after every few hours.
  • You can also wear a hat and types of clothes that provide protection to your skin.
  • Quit smoking, it can make your condition more severe. Visit a doctor if it is hard for you to quit the habit of smoking.
  • Several types of medications like diuretics and antibiotics can make you highly sensitive to sunlight. You can ask your doctor if your ongoing medicines contribute to increased sensitivity towards light or not.
  • Avoid artificial makeup to look smart as it can make your condition more serious and complicated.


After going through this article, we get enough knowledge about discoid lupus. Above mentioned herbal remedies can be used to get rid of this disease in a natural manner as Ayurvedic medicines treat the exact cause of disease and don’t possess any side-effect in the patient’s body. Any person of any age can consume these medicines for getting relief from Discoid lupus.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan


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. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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