Ayurvedic Treatment for Skin Diseases

Ayurvedic Treatment Leucoderma Ayurvedic Treatment Psoriasis Causes of Psoriasis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Leucoderma (Shwitra)


Shwitra is a special type of Kushtha described in texts. Kilasa is the synonym. Pathogenesis of Shwitra is restricted upto level of skin only. It cannot reach further deeper level and also it is devoid of secretions. This is the main differentiating point between Shwitra and Mahakushtha. Charaka Samhita explains three types of Shwitra as, Daruna, Charuna and Shwitra.

The primary difference between Kushtha and Shwitra is, It is caused due to acceptance of relevant causes and therefore aggravation of all the three dosha. Occasionally it can be caused due to dominance of single dosha or combination of two dosha in the pathogenesis.

Shwitra displays symptoms according to its involvement with dhatu. Symptoms can be displayed as,

  1. Dosha reaching at level of Rakta dhatu - patches are of reddish color.
  2. Dosha reaching at level of Mamsa dhatu - patches are of coppery color.
  3. Dosha reaching at level of Meda dhatu - patches are of white color.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

The word Psoriasis is derived from Greek word meaning itching condition or being itchy. It is a commonly found skin disease, of relapsing of immune mediated disease, characterized by skin lesions including red, scaly patches, papules, and plaques, with severe itching. The skin lesions seen in psoriasis may vary in severity from minor localized patches to complete body coverage. It is not purely a skin disorder and can have a negative impact on many organ systems. Psoriasis has been associated with an increased tisk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and other immune-mediated disorders such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is generally considered a genetic disease. Psoriasis develops when the immune system mistakes a normal skin cell for a pathogen, and sends out faulty signals that cause overproduction of new skin cells. It is not contagious disease condition.


The causes of psoriasis are not fully understood.
Some factors may be counted as;

  1. Environmental factors.
  2. Mental stress.
  3. Side effect of some medicines - eg. withdrawal of a systemic corticosteroid
  4. Injury to the skin
  5. Excessive Alcohol Consumption
  6. Cigarette Smoking
  7. Obesity.
  8. Infections like HIV/AIDS
ayurvedic treatment for skin disease