In today’s world, beauty is the most important thing. When this beauty gets affected then our social, psychological wellbeing also gets hampered. It might be due to some disease i.e. Leprosy, Discoid lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, dermatitis or may be accidental. People with skin diseases may lose their self confidence also. To get rid of these ailments, Today we are going to discuss one of them named Discoid lupus erythematosus and its management with herbal formulations.
Discoid lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder. This disease affects the skin. This disease gets its name from its coin shaped appearance. This disease produces coin shaped lesions over the skin which causes severe rash that tends to get worse when exposed to sunlight. These rashes can appear anywhere on the body. The most likely parts are the scalp, neck, hands and feet. The lesion can develop severe scarring on the affected part and the central area may appear lighter in colour. This is also known as Discoid Lupus Erythematosus.
Types of Discoid Lupus
It is of three types
Localized – The lesion in this type is limited above the neck only.
Generalized – In this type, patients have lesions above and below the neck. In addition, the lesion may appear on the thorax and the arms.
Childhood – In this type, a person may develop this condition in childhood and these patients later develop Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. They do not have any
sensitivity to the sun.
There is no definite cause of this disease. Excess Sun exposure to the skin may trigger this condition. Basically this is an autoimmune disorder then there is an involvement of environmental and genetic factors.
Clinical features/sign and symptoms
The patient who is suffering from this condition shows following symptoms
- Most common symptom is skin rash which is round and thick
- Blistering lesions
- Skin thinning
- Dark or light skin pigmentation
- Scalp thickening
- Hair loss
- Peeling of the skin
- Firstly, doctors should ensure that the patient does not have systemic lupus erythematosus. Then the doctor will prescribe an anti-nuclear antibodies test.
- For confirmatory tests, one should do a skin biopsy. Biopsy findings include deposits of IgG and IgM on direct immunofluorescence.
- RFT (renal function test) should be done.
- In modern medicine, they just prescribe steroids and NSAIDS drugs or ointments for subsiding the symptoms. They just give relief from symptoms, but not treat the condition from its root cause.
- In Ayurveda, this disease is managed by some therapies such as Raktamokshan (Bloodletting), Virechan (Purgation), Ghrit pana (Internal use of medicated Ghee), sheetala and daha shamak palepa because this disease is due to vitiated Rakta dhatu.
If this disease left untreated, then following complications may arise
- Severe scarring of skin
- Risk for aggressive skin
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Herbal Remedies for Discoid Lupus
Planet Ayurveda provides the best herbal medicines for the treatment of discoid lupus. This is a leading herbal manufacturing company that manufactures several herbal products for various health conditions. They made these herbal medicines under expert guidance and these products are free from additives, chemicals, and preservatives. These are clinically tested and safe to use.
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Radiant skin hair nails formula
- Manjishtha Capsules
- Neem Capsules
- Gotu Kola Capsules
- Nirgundi Oil mixed with Jatyadi Oil
1. Gandhak Rasayan
This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation and the best herbal formulation for skin disorders. It provides natural nutrition to the skin and eliminates the harmful toxins from the body. Gandhak purifies blood and provides a good complexion to the skin. This remedy is good for all types of skin diseases.
Dosage: 2 tablet twice a day after meals with plain water
2. Radiant skin hair nails formula
This is a poly herbal formulation. The ingredients such as
- Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia)
- Pitt Papda (Fumaria Officinalis)
- Chiretta (Swertia chirata)
- Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis)
They are useful in skin ailments. They clear the toxins from the body, rich in natural free radicals. It also clears acne, pimples, blemishes, black spots etc.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Manjishtha capsules
This is a single herbal formulation made from the extracts of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This is a natural blood purifier. It treats all the skin ailments and allergies. It enhances blood circulation and detoxifies the body. These capsules are rich in antioxidants and support a healthy immune system.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals
4. Neem capsules
This is a single herbal formulation in capsule form prepared using the standardized extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica) which is an effective herbal supplement for skin problems. Its regular use cleanses the skin and brings back the skin lusture. It relieves itching and pain. This herb is the best blood purifier and effective in various skin ailments.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water
5. Gotu Kola capsules
This is a single herbal formulation made from the extracts of Gotu Kola (Centella Asiatica). It improves circulation of the blood and helps in detoxification of the body. It is also beneficial in anxiety, depression, and memory. This formulation is rich in multivitamins.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
6. Nirgundi Oil mixed with Jatyadi Oil
The mixture of these two oils is beneficial in skin ailments. They provide nourishment to the skin and these two have anti-inflammatory actions and help in relieving skin inflammation.
How to apply: Apply directly over the affected part of the skin three times a day
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At last, we concluded that there is no better than Ayurveda for any disease. They treat all the diseases from their root cause. There is no definite treatment in Allopathy for this disease; they just treat this condition according to the symptoms. So if anybody facing this problem just switch to the Ayurvedic treatment and see the results and also follow Planet Ayurveda treatment protocol for better results and live a happy life.