Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Smooth Away Even The Reminders Of Acne With Ayurveda

Acne is a common, inflammatory skin disease that results in whiteheads, blackheads, pimples, cysts, and skin scars. The exact cause of acne is unknown, mostly they tend to appear on the face, chest, shoulders, and neck. Anyone can get acne, but it is common in teenagers and young adults. In teenagers, it is caused due to hormone changes.

What causes Acne?

Human skin has pores that connect to oil glands under the skin. These glands produce an oily liquid called sebum. These sebum carries dead skin cells through the follicles to the surface of the skin. A small hair grows through the follicle out of the skin.

Pimples or acne grow when these follicles get blocked and results in oil builds up under the skin. The swelling is caused when the skin cells, sebum, and hair can clump together into a plug and gets infected with bacteria. This plug begins to break down starts to develop acne. The severity and frequency of acne depend on the strain of bacteria.

Other causes include:
  • some medications that contain androgen and lithium
  • greasy cosmetics
  • hormonal changes
  • emotional stress
  • menstruation


Types of Acne

Acne varies depending upon size, color, and level of pain.
The following types are possible:
  • Whiteheads which remain under the skin and are small
  • Blackheads which will appear on the surface of the skin and are clearly visible
  • Papules are usually small pink bumps, these are visible on the surface of the skin
  • Pustules which are red at their base and have pus at the top. 
  • Nobules which are large, solid, painful pimples that are embedded deep in the skin
  • Cysts are painful and are filled with pus results in scars.

Ayurveda Treatment for Acne

Treatment depends for acne depends on how severe and persistent the acne is. Amrita Ayurvedic Medical Centre based in Tripunithura is a leading Ayurvedic Dermatology Hospital in Kerala provides high-quality ayurvedic treatment for acne. Dr R S Roy is the chief physician of the hospital who is having a rich heritage in Ayurveda provides the best and effective Ayurvedic dermatology treatment at affordable costs.

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017


Have you seen people with patches of skin of a different colour? Do you have this somewhere on your body? No need to give them the stink eye or to be ashamed if you have it. Vitiligo is a medical condition where the skin loses its original colour and white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body. This is caused due to the destruction of Melanocytes, which are the cells that provide pigment (colour) to the skin. It also affects the mucous layer that covers nose, mouth and eye.

What is Vitiligo?

Vitiligo is an autoimmune disease, i.e., disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks some cells of our own body. Vitiligo is also said to be caused due to hereditary influences. The risk factors include a family history of the condition or even any other autoimmune diseases. Vitiligo often appears before age 20.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if areas of your skin, hair or eyes lose colouring. Vitiligo has no cure. But treatment may help to stop or slow the discolouration process and return some colour to your skin. 

Dr. R. S.  Roy is a pioneer in Ayurveda offering effective ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo in Kerala

Symptoms of Vitiligo

  • White patches on the skin.
  • Patches are more likely to appear in areas exposed to the sun.
  • Early graying of hair. 
  • Loss of colour inside the mouth.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo

According to Ayurveda, Vitiligo or Shwitra is caused due to aggravation of Pitta in the body. The disease is deep rooted and needs specific treatment that includes right diet and specialized herbal combinations to pacify Pitta and cleanse the body. They include:
  • Whole grains like porridge and whole wheat products instead of highly refined carbohydrates.
  • Adequate hydration 
  • Foods rich in Vitamin C to be minimised.
  • Avoid eating non-vegetarian foods, eggs, milk, and dairy products.
  • Avoid alcoholic and flavoured drinks, ice creams, chocolates and any form of junk food.
  • Avoid intake of sour foods.
  • Neem in any form is useful. Mung dal is also good.
  • Drink water kept in a copper utensil overnight. This helps in increasing melanin production.

Dr. R.S. Roy, belongs to a family having rich heritage of Ayurveda. Dr. R.S. Roy’s Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre was started in 2002 at Tripunithura, with a full set up of in-patient treatment facilities. 

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Thursday, 6 July 2017

Ayurveda Treatment For Psoriasis

It is assumed that around 30 percent of people are suffering from psoriasis. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition of the skin that shows certain signs and symptoms.  It develops inflammation in the skin. Psoriasis is a lifelong chronic condition which gives lifelong pain, deterioration, and joint stiffness. Psoriasis generally shows the sign of uneasiness, skin itching and cracking with blooding. The cause of psoriasis is the attack of the immune system on the body’s own cells. It generally involves lifestyle and genetic dietary factors.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

  • Red inflamed skin of affected area
  • Swelling and pain 
  • Small indentation on nails (pitting)
  • Yellowish-orange discoloration of nails 
  • Ridges on nails
The most common type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis. 80% people have plaque psoriasis which occurs as raised, reddish patches on the skin that usually covered by a silvery white scale.  These patches quickly develop on the knees, elbows, scalp and lower back. However, they can occur any part of the body.

The other types of psoriasis include
  • Guttate psoriasis (red, small spots on the skin)
  • Pustular psoriasis (white patches covered by red skin
  • Inverse psoriasis (smooth, red lesion form in skin folds)
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis (widespread redness, itching and pain)

Ayurveda Treatment For Psoriasis

Regardless of type, psoriasis generally causes distress. Treatment for psoriasis solely depends on the type and severity of psoriasis. Ayurveda has provided many treatment methods and therapies to cure psoriasis.  A strict dietary and peaceful life is required to control and removes psoriasis. During the treatment, certain foods such as black gram, salted and refrigerated food are completely restricted.

Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Tripunithura provides high-quality treatment facilities to the patients having psoriasis.
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Effective Management of Vitiligo With Ayurveda

Vitiligo, characterised by white patches on the skin, is a skin disorder which is caused due to the destruction of melanin producing melanocytes cells. Although Vitiligo is not life threatening and non infectious, the social stigma associated with the disease makes it hard to live with.

Vitiligo starts as a small white patch and gradually spreads to other parts of the body. In some cases they can spread out to the whole body at a fast rate. The spread and extent of the disorder varies with type and from one person to other. They can occur on different parts of the body like arms, feet, face, scalp and so on.

Ayurveda offers effective treatment for Vitiligo by limiting its spread and reducing the area of the white patches. Vitiligo is named as kilasa in Ayurveda. They are classified into three varieties as paithika, vathika and kabhaja based on the imbalance caused by the three doshas, pitta, vata and kabha respectively.

Ayurvedic treatment of Vitiligo at the early stages of the disease can help in limiting its growth and eliminating the colour difference effectively. If it is left untreated for long, the effectiveness of the treatment decreases and the duration required to bring it under control can increase considerably.


Cause of Vitiligo

Vitiligo is an auto immune disease where the immune system turns against its own body cells, mistaking them for foreign bodies and effectively killing these cells. Ayurveda describes these conditions to be caused due to intake of food with opposite combination, high mental stress and so on.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Vitiligo

Ayurvedic treatment performed under the guidance of a skilled physician can bring about magical changes in Vitiligo patients. The ayurvedic treatment procedures involve herbal medications, topical medications and other techniques to purify the blood and body from toxins.

The ayurvedic remedy for Vitiligo focuses on treating the cause rather than the symptoms. They involve a methodology to enable repigmentation while ensuring that all possibilities for its recurrence are removed. The treatment techniques are free of any side effects unlike modern medicine.

Dr. R. S.  Roy is a pioneer in Ayurveda offering effective ayurvedic treatment for Vitiligo in Kerala through Amrita Ayurvedic Medical Centre, a leading Ayurveda Dermatology Hospital, dealing with all skin disorders.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for Eczema

A kind of dermatitis, eczema is a condition characterised by inflammation of skin. A chronic skin disorder occurring in several people, eczema can occur in any part of the body. The condition can occur in all ages, though it is most common in children and infants.

Ayurveda treatment methodologies are proved and tested to treat eczema without any side effects. Identified with the terminology of Vicharika, they are commonly found on hands, legs, face and neck. In children, they are found in the creases of elbows and knees as well.

Symptoms of Eczema

In most cases of eczema, itching is reported even before the occurrence of rashes. Other symptoms that are generally associated with eczema include: -
  • Patches of chronically dry and itchy skin
  • Patch of thickened skin
  • Recurrent rashes
  • Blisters and sores that tend to develop and get infected due to itching.

Causes of Eczema

Eczema is known to be caused as a result of vitiation in the three doshas including vata, pitta and kabha. The imbalances of the pitta and kabha doshas cause eczema that is characterised by thickening of skin, severe itching and oozing blisters or sores. Eczema caused due to imbalance of vata dosha is characterised by pain and dryness.

Modern medicine describes eczema to be result of immune system irregularities and genetics. They link the disease to several environmental factors as well. Eczema is not contagious.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Eczema

Ayurvedic treatment for eczema involves a change in the usual dietary and lifestyle practises of the patient along with other treatment techniques. The root cause of the disease is treated here which helps in eliminating the probability of recurrence of the disease. The various treatment methodologies are as follows: -
  • Herbal medications and ointments to sooth the skin irritation
  • Panchakarma for overall cleansing of the body
  • Stimulation of the immune system with leech therapy
  • Physical exercises which include yoga asanas and pranayama.
Dr. R S Roy is a leading ayurvedic physician with a legacy in Ayurveda treatments.  He offers specialised ayurvedic treatment for skin allergies and diseases through Amrita Auyurveda Hospital based in Thripunithura.
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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Make Your ACNE DISAPPEAR Through Ayurveda

The colorful teenage life is also the time when our hormones develop and take their permanent form. It is also a period when there is no limitation or any sort of restriction on the items consumed by the masses which possibly gives rise to the much feared skin problem among the teenagers – Acne

The major reason for acne to produce is when the oil secreting glands of the skin are blocked giving rise to slight inflammation in that area of the skin which paves way to blackheads, whiteheads, red lesions and pimples.
Acne is also the result of greasy and oily cosmetics, drug overuse and sometimes natural factors such as hormonal changes and excess sweat.
Acne being the most common skin problem faced by a large number of teenagers , leaves behind scars and dark spots if not treated properly. Great care must be taken when it clears as it affects the face, back, neck and shoulders of the individual.
Use of cosmetics always have resulted in delayed and unsatisfied results with side effects. This unsatisfaction will consume more time and money till the individual is tired.
This is where the holistic approach of ayurveda comes into picture. The natural, reliable and non-evasive treatment procedure has always proven its ideology of the science of healing from within.
Ayurveda cleanses the system of the individual and removes the root causes for the acne like Raktha Dushti or Vitiated blood along with vitiated Kapha and Pitta. A specialized Ayurvedic expert is essential to determine the type of treatment to be followed to eradicate the causes.
Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre is one such place where the expert dermatologist and chief physician, Dr. R. S. Roy renders a wide range of ayurvedic treatments. 
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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Do You Have Red Itchy Spots on Your Body ?

Scabies is a very severe itchy and contagious skin disease. Males and females are both equally affected by this disease. Its predominant feature is severe and continuous itching. It is a parasitic infestation of the skin, caused by female itch mite. Scabies commonly affects the finger webs, buttock folds, axillary area and genitalia.

It is specially located in wrists, elbows, thigh, ankles, axillary area, shaft of the penis and scrotum in the males and breasts in the females.
Vesicular or pustular eruptions, with small red bump and blister are the main symptom. It is followed by nocturnal itching and continuous scratching of itchy areas. Polluted and contaminated environment will worsen the condition.

Which are the different types of scabies?
Dry scabies – It is mainly found in the anal surface, over the scrotal skin and over the nipples.
Pustular scabies – Starts in the finger webs and later spreads to other skin folds. Pus is also filled in the blisters.
In Ayurveda, scabies is known as Pama. Pama is caused because of the aggravation of Kapha along with indigestion and Pitta. Some of the Ayurvedic Oils and creams for scabies are:
  • Application of Mahamaricha taila is effective for dry scabies.
  • Dusting of Tankana bhasma powder shows drastic result in pustular scabies.
  • Sindooradya malahara, Gandhakadya malahara and Jasadamruta malahara are effective in curing both the varieties of scabies.

Dr. R.S. Roy, the chief physician and M.D. of Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Kochi. Besides the general ayurvedic practice Dr. Roy focused on the Ayurveda treatment of allergic diseases and has been bestowed with many awards for his excellence in Ayurvedic dermatology.

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