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by Dr Vaid Ji on Feb 23, 2024



Eczema is a condition that causes inflammation in the skin. It is the most common type of condition and is known as atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. Atopic refers to a group of diseases with a tendency to develop various allergic conditions, such as asthma and hay fever. Eczema affects the skin which causes redness, itching and sometimes infections. It usually begins as red, raised tiny blisters on the skin that contains a clear fluid and atop red, elevated plaques. When the blisters break, the affected parts will weep and ooze. In older and chronic eczema, the blisters become less prominent and the skin becomes thickened, elevated, and scaling. Eczema almost always is very itchy.

It's common in children but can occur at any age group. Atopic dermatitis is a long-lasting condition that tends to flare periodically.

In infants, eczema starts with a symptom of dry red rashes on the cheeks and around the mouth. As children grow older, the rash becomes on the legs, arms or in other areas where they can scratch. In teenagers, eczema starts on the inside of the elbows and knees, may occur on the hands and feet, and around the eyes.

Types of eczema

Atopic dermatitis

Dyshydrotic eczema


Discoid eczema

Stasis dermatitis

Nummular Eczema: Coin sized rashes on the skin. It itches lot

Contact dermatitis

Causes of eczema

  • Dry skin
  • Genetic
  • Bacterial infection
  • Allergy like dandruff, mold, pollen, dust &soil
  • Exposure to cold or hot temperatures
  • Weaken immune system
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Food allergy like wheat, nuts, eggs, fish, sesame seeds
  • Stress
  • Soap or detergent
  • Hormonal fluctuations
  • Sweating
  • Upper respiratory tract infection

Symptoms of eczema

  • Eczema symptoms may vary widely from person to person and include:
  • Burning sensation on the skin
  • Small bumps may appear on the skin and fluid starts leaking if you scratch them
  • Babies often get the rashes on the scalp as well as cheeks
  • Skin gets infected if you scratch them
  • Skin becomes dry
  • Itching may become severe during night
  • Red to brownish colored gray patches that occur especially on the hands, ankles, feet, wrists, neck, upper chest, eyelids, inside the bend of the elbows and knees, and in infants it occurs on the face and scalp
  • The skin becomes thickened, cracked and scaly

Risk factors  

  • Personal or family history of eczema
  • Various Allergies
  • Hay fever or asthma
  • Changes in the level of hormones

Do’s and don’ts for eczema

  • Avoid dairy products, eggs, Peanuts
  • Eat bananas, coconut pomegranate
  • Limit saturated fat
  • Increase complex and wholegrain carbohydrates
  • Eat brightly coloured fruits and vegetable
  • Manage stress
  • Get sufficient sleep
  • Do yoga exercise daily
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid scratching and rubbing
  • Moisturization is necessary
  • Avoid sour foods like tomatoes, pineapple
  • Don’t eat wheat or gluten rich foods, oats, and barley
  • Avoid nuts like walnuts, almonds, pistachios

Ayurvedic view of eczema:

As per the causes or symptoms of eczema, it is compared with “Vicharchika” which is caused due to aggravation of pitta dosha. In this condition, Vata, pitta Excess kapha dosha affects the rakta dhatu and predispose to the toxic conditions that affect the skin.

It is mainly of three types:

Vataj vicharchika: In this condition, the skin becomes dry, hard and scaly. The aggravation is caused due to cold, wind and dryness.

Pittaj vicharchika: In this disease, the skin becomes warm as well as inflamed. It becomes worse due to the exposure to heat.

Kaphaj Vicharchika: In this condition, the skin becomes cold, sticky and swollen. It gets worsens due to the exposure to a cold environment and having dairy products.

Panchkarma helps in achieving all three aims for treatment of eczema. The detoxification of the liver, blood and improving the immune system. Agnideepanam, snahna, swedana, Sodhana ( Rakta shodhana) Leechg therapy Are very effective in Ayurveda treatment 

Single herb used in eczema:










Natural herbs for Eczema

Coconut oil

Apply coconut oil on affected areas of the body. This provides relief from itching and redness

Aloe Vera

Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, it helps in treating eczema. Apply aloe vera paste on affected area. Leave it like this for two hours.


It has anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory properties. Treating eczema with turmeric proves beneficial


The anti-microbial property present in basil relieves the skin from infection and soothes itching and burning. Drink basil tea and extract the juice of basil leaves and apply it on the affected area.


Giloy juice is rich in antioxidants, which can help to treat serious skin disorders like, eczema, dermatitis etc.

Acacia famesiana

Grind acacia flowers and apply it on eczema. This is very beneficial recipe.


Neem leaves are very effective in eczema treatment. It gives alots of benefits


It has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties. These help balance aggravated pitta dosha in skin conditions like eczema and apply a paste on affected areas.



  1. Detox Premium Powder

The eczema sachet consists of various herbo-mineral preparations in it.

Parwal Pishti:This Pishti is prepared from natural coral calcium processed with rose water. It reduces the inflammation in the eczema patients.

Shukta Pishti:It contains pearl oyster shell calcium processed in different ways. This Pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body.

Giloy Satv:This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The antioxidant nature of this herb removes all toxins out from the body.

Gandhak Rasayana:The main ingredient in this is purified sulphur that acts as a blood purifier. This rasayana deal with all signs and symptoms related to eczema.

Sudhyog Tab:These are herbal tablets that provide very effective result in eczema patients.

Moti Pishti:This is an ayurvedic preparation that shows anti-inflammatory properties. As it reduces inflammation in eczema patients.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.


  1. Blood Purifier Syrup

The herbal syrup is prepared from herbs like Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), & Amla (Emblica officinalis) that acts as a natural blood purifier. This herbal syrup reduces redness, itchiness, swelling on the skin.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.


  1. Panchtikat Ghrit Guggul

This herbal preparation contain ingredients like Neem (Azadirachta indica), Patola (Trichosanthes dioica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa (Adhatoda vasica), Patha (Cissampelos pariera), Vidanga (Embelia ribes), etc that relieves all skin diseases. It balances Pitta & Kapha dosha in the body.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with plain water.


  1. Twak churna

Twak Churna balances all the three doshas of your body.  It help reduce symptoms of various skin diseases like ECZEMA, PSORIASIS, cure FRECKLES, and other skin allergies. It help reduce Pigmentation of skin, MELASMA over face and Acne along with Urticaria, Cellulites and all kinds of Dermatitis. It contain ingredients like Yashtimadhu and Manjishtha that possess antioxidant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoon twice daily with normal water.


  1. Skin Care tablet

Skin care tablet is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, removes stagnant blood and dissolves obstructions in the blood flow that further increase blood circulation of the skin.

Recommended Dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily.


  1. Twak Tailam

TWAK TAILAM is the herbal oil and is purely Ayurvedic preparation. CAC Twak Tailam provides relief from various skin problems such as pimples, blemishes, scars, ulcers, wounds, skin rashes, dry patches, itching, skin irritation, reduces redness, etc. It is composed of natural herbs that pacifies all three doshas and provides healthy skin. This oil is made up of pure herbs such as yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Twak tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, delays the process of ageing, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification, blood purification without any side effects.

Recommended Dosage: Apply to affected area twice daily.