FRECKLES- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Freckles included under skin diseases. These are the cluster of brown coloured spots in the skin.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES
  • CAUSES OF FRECKLES
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF FRECKLES
  • DIAGNOSIS OF FRECKLES
  • TREATMENTS FOR FRECKLES
  • PROGNOSIS OF FRECKLES
  • COMPLICATIONS OF FRECKLES
  • FRECKLES AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF FRECKLES
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF FRECKLES
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF FRECKLES
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR FRECKLES
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR FRECKLES
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR FRECKLES
  • YOGA FOR FRECKLES
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF FRECKLES

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES

  • Irregular spots
  • Red, tan, brown coloured spots
  • Commonly occur in the face, neck

CAUSES OF FRECKLES

  • Repeated exposure to sunlight
  • More common in children than adult

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF FRECKLES

Due to the overexposure to sunlight the skin pigment melanin content increases, that found as tan or brown spots particularly on the exposed body parts.

DIAGNOSIS OF FRECKLES

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection of the skin by a dermatologist
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • Laboratory tests – to detect the underlying pathology

TREATMENTS FOR FRECKLES

  • Laser treatment
  • Cryosurgery
  • Sunscreen

PROGNOSIS OF FRECKLES

  • Prognosis is based on the stage of freckles, duration  and condition of the patient
  • Some pigmentation may indicate malignant skin cancer.

COMPLICATIONS OF FRECKLES

  • Risk factor for the development of melanoma

FRECKLES AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,freckles falling under ‘vyanga’.
  • According to Ayurveda, twakrogas are known by the general term Kushta. Vyanga is one of the types of Kshudra Kushta. General medicines used for the treatment of skin diseases (kushta) are effective in freckles.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF FRECKLES

  • Excess consumption of dry, oily, unctuous food
  • Vitiation of dosha and dhatus
  • Exposure to sunlight

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES

  • Brownish  skin spots

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF FRECKLES

 In the pathogenesis of vyanga, tridoṣas (vāta, pitta and kapha) are involved along with rasa and rakta dhatu.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FRECKLES

  • Shyava varna – brownish-black discolouration

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF FRECKLES

  • Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES

Ayurvedic local treatment for freckles

  • nalpamaradi taila
  • dinesavalyadi keram
  • eladi gana churna – application on the site of spots along with buttermilk

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES

  • Patolamooladi kashaya
  • Gandhaka Rasāyana
  • Panchatikta ghrita

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR FRECKLES

  • Vamana- emesis
  • Virechana – purgation
  • Nasya – kumkumadi taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR FRECKLES

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR FRECKLES

  • Intake of Indian gooseberry – cools the body
  • Application of buttermilk, lemon juice in the affected area

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR FRECKLES

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid exposure to dust, smoke, sunlight

YOGA FOR FRECKLES

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind  and provide overall immunity and healthy skin

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

  • Sarvangasana
  • Halahalasana                 provide glowing skin
  • Bhujangasana

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF FRECKLES

  1. Effect of kumkumadi taila marsha nasya in the management of vyanga

http://52.172.27.147:8080/jspui/bitstream/123456789/4620/1/JOSHI%20GEORGE%20NASYA%20IN%20VYANGA.pdf

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