Saturday, 30 December 2017

Treat Dandruff with the help of Ayurveda

Dandruff is a growing concern among people, irrespective of age, sex or ethnicity. Although factors such as lifestyle, pollution, stress and dietary habits play an important role in hair fall, more than 40% of hair fall issues are caused due to dandruff. Dandruff weakens the hair follicles inciting increased hair fall.

Dandruff can be defined as a kind of dermatitis or skin infection that results in dry, scaly and flaky skin on the scalp. The presence of dandruff not only causes itching and scalp irritations, their flaky nature cause them to stick to hair and clothes, causing embarrassment. 

Symptoms of Dandruff

The symptoms of dandruff include dry flaky and scaly skin causing scalp itching and irritation. The symptoms grow in intensity during the winter and rainy season.

Causes of Dandruff

  • Seborrheic Dermatitis - this is caused due to oily, greasy or irritating skin. A commonly found type of dandruff, they occur not just on scalp, but also on other oily gland areas as well. 
  • Dirt build-up - a main cause of dandruff is dirt and sweat build up which damages the health of the scalp. 
  • Malassezia - it is yeast like fungus which tends to irritate scalp at times and lead to cell accumulation on the scalp. 
  • Dry skin - dryness of skin leads to easier skin flaking and hence dandruff. They usually do not cause redness like dandruff caused by oily skin. 
  • Contact dermatitis - this kind of dermatitis is caused due to allergies caused by certain skin products.

Treatment for Dandruff

Dandruff treatment is mainly based on the causative agents leading to the condition. Ayurveda offers effective and safe treatment procedures for hair fall and dandruff. Treatments like shirodhara and medicinal oil massages can help in elimination of dandruff. The ayurvedic treatment regimen, not only cures dandruff, they help in reducing stress and related disorders as well. 

Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre is a leading Ayurveda treatment centre in Kerala, offering authentic ayurvedic treatment for dandruff and other skin disorders. There services can be available in Kollam, Calicut, Guruvayur, Changanassery.
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment for clearing Acne worries

Acne is commonly due to pimples and teenagers are mostly affected. When hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin, it ends in acne. It can be seen especially on face, shoulders, back, neck, chest and upper arms.
Ayurveda has no side effects and so people prefer ayurvedic treatments. Dr. R.S Roy is one of the best skin care specialist Kerala which cares your skin.

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scar may be in the form of macules, skin discoloration, and tissue scars.

Symptoms of Acne

Blackheads, whiteheads, and red lesions are the most common symptoms.

Causes of Acne 

  • Rise in androgen level 
  • Steroid drugs 
  • Too much humidity and sweating 
  • Greasy or oily cosmetics 
  • Medications containing androgen and lithium 
  • Hormonal Changes 
  • Emotional stress 
  • Menstruation 
  • Excess intake of oily food 
  • Genetic factor

Preventive Measures 

  • Wash the face with warm water twice every day and use special soaps 
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. 
  • Do not scrub or squeeze pimples 
  • Refrain from touching the face 
  • Consume foods that are rich in beta-carotene
  • Better to wash hands frequently, especially before applying creams and lotions 
  • Keep hair clean 
  • Avoid oil-based makeup and remove them before sleeping 
  • Keep yourself away from excessive sun exposure 
  • Avoid anxiety and stress 
  • Reduce intake of oily food 

Ayurvedic Treatment for Acne

Ayurveda removes the root cause using than hiding it. According to Ayurveda acne is due to raktha dushti or contaminated blood. Blood becomes contaminated due to constipation or irregular eating habits and excess intake of salt and starch or sugar containing food. So Ayurveda treatment aims at purifying the vitiated doshas from the body by using Sodhana chikita, external application of lepa, and internal medications. This treatment varies from patient to patient. You will get customized treatments with Dr. R.S Roy the Chief Consultant of Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Know more about Vitiligo treatment in Ayurveda

What Exactly is Vitilgo ?

Vitiligo is a condition caused by the losing the melanin pigment of skin which is responsible for the color of the skin. Vitiligo is also known as leukoderma. Initially, this disease starts as small sports and then finally spreads to the entire parts. 

It is a non –infectious disease and it is due to the breaking up of body tissues by body immune system.

The reason for a patient to choose Ayurveda treatment is because it has no side effects. A long-term treatment is essential for curing the disease

Ayurveda for Vitiligo

There are a lot of Ayurveda skin hospitals in India. The best Ayurveda Skin Hospital available is Dr. R.S Roy Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Cochin. Ayurveda treats a patient by purifying the body and hence eliminating the toxins. They correct the metabolic activities inside the body.

Ayurveda Treatments for Vitiligo

Treatment includes three stages

        1. Shodhana
 In Sodhana body purification is done. Shodhana involves Purva Karma, Pradhana Karma, Paschath Karma. 

        2. Shamana
Shamana focuses on imbalances of tri doshas namely vatha pitha and Kapha. Medicines are given internally and applied externally in this stage. 

        3. Rasayana.
Rasayana treatment is based on “Prevention is better than Cure”. It mainly strengthening the body and hence preventing the disease. Rasayana treatment involves nourishing the blood, lymph, adipose tissue etc. 

The best vitiligo treatment in India is available with Dr. R.S Roy’s Hospital. They have branches in Kochi, Kollam Guruvayur, and Changanacherry. With Ayurveda family background Dr. Roy is one among the best dermatologist available in Kerala.


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Free Your Skin From Eczema through Ayurveda Treatments

Eczema is a type of skin problem that is caused by the inflammation of the skin. It is a chronic condition which makes skin red, itchy and dry, sometimes leathery and cracked. Eczema can appear on any part of the body. Infants with eczema have a higher risk of developing certain allergic problems such as hay fever or asthma.

Types of eczema

Majot types are:
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dyshidrotic dermatitis
  • Nummular dermatitis
  • Neuro dermatitis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Stasis dermatitis

Causes of Eczema 

  • Stress
  • Heat and sweating
  • Certain irritating substances such as synthetic fabrics, woolen clothes, and soap
  • Dry skin
  • Cold, dry climates

Certain other factors that effects eczema are:
  • Abnormal function of the immune system
  • Genetics
  • Environment
  • Activities that make sensitive skin
  • Defects in the skin barrier

Symptoms of Eczema

  • Itchy skin
  • Patches on skin
  • Dry, thickened skin on the face, neck, hands, and legs
  • Open sores with crusts

Treatments for eczema

Mild eczema needs the good care of skin but if it is in severe condition then medicines are required. 

The general treatment includes:
  • Use of mild soap and moisturizer
  • Warm and short showers
  • Regular exercises
  • Stress management
  • Use of dry air

Ayurvedic treatment for eczema:

Therapies and medicines in Ayurveda are highly beneficial for a patient without any side effects. The use of Ayurvedic treatments avoids problems and provides a stress-free life. There are many eczema treatment options available in Ayurveda. The treatments of eczema is a combination of strict diet and regular exercises. The main aim of these treatments is to plan a daily routine to cleanse the blood.

Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre, Tripunithura provides Best Ayurvedic Treatment to treat eczema. Dr. R.S.Roy of Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre is an experienced and qualified doctor for treating skin diseases.

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.

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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.
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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.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Natural Treatment for Uneven Skin Tone

A clear skin is one of the strongest desires of any man. Who would not love glowing flawless skin? But most of the people are forced at some point or the other to face Skin Discolouration in their life.

Skin discolouration is often the result of the impact of increased rate of melanin, the skin pigment. Dark spots occur at the odd regions in the body and slowly start to spread giving uneven tones of darkness to the skin. The major causes of melanin production may be excessive exposure to the sun’s rays or the effect of some kind of medication. Skin pigmentation due to pregnancy and nutritional deficiency can also be the causes.
Skin colouration can be diagnosed by physical examination by a dermatologist. Personal observation might prove to be enough in most of the cases to conclude on skin discolouration. To find out as to what the cause of the discolouration is, the doctor may investigate upon it by ruling out the reasons one by one. Different skin diseases may also be the responsible factor for skin discolouration.
Once the doctor confirms the reason for skin discolouration, the suitable treatment may be decided and initiated. Ayurveda has the best treatment for skin pigmentation and skin discolouration. Usually, ayurveda prefers the method of using creams that reduce the production of skin pigment melanin and then use other ayurvedic measures to restore the glow of the skin.
Dr. R S Roy’s Amrita Ayurvedic Medical Centre provides best treatment for all the problems associated with skin pigmentation and skin discolouration. Within the framework of the legendary Ayurveda, skin diseases are easily cureable at Amrita Ayurvedic Centre

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Herbal Treatment For Dry Skin

Dry skin looks dull and lifeless due to lack of moisture. Well, hydrated skin glows and exhibits a healthy look. Wrinkles develop at an early age due to prolonged dryness of skin. Dry, rough and wrinkled skin gives an aged appearance. Dry and cracked skin harbor microbes and cause fungal infections. Excess drying of skin leads to dry eczema. Hence a proper care should be taken to increase the moisture level of skin and prevent drying. Soft, smooth and wrinkle free skin gives a young and healthy look. Dry skin can appear on any part of your body. It usually affects your hands, arms, and legs.

Dermatitis is the medical term for extremely dry skin. There are many different types of dermatitis:

  • allergic contact
  • irritant contact
  • seborrheic
  • atopic


Contact Dermatitis occurs when your skin reacts to something it comes in contact with, causing localized inflammation. Irritant contact dermatitis can occur when your skin is exposed to the certain irritating chemical agent.

Seborrheic dermatitis: - This type of dermatitis is common in infants and occurs when your skin produces too much oil.
Atopic dermatitis is also known as eczema. It’s a chronic skin condition in which dry scaly patches to appear on your skin. It is usually found in young children.
Other conditions which cause dry skin are psoriasis and type 2 diabetes

What Causes Dry Skin?

Our skin is soft and smooth because of oil glands found under our skin. The skin becomes dry when these glands fail to supply sufficient lubrication to keep the skin soft and smooth.
1. The cold and dry weather of winter take its own toll on the skin. The cold, dry weather of the winter season brings about drying of skin making it scaly.
2. Dry skin condition may occur due to genetic factors.
3. Dry skin condition may arise from nutritional deficiencies due to poor diet.
4. Unhealthy practices like exposure to extreme weather conditions, bathing for a long time in the very hot water, using harsh soaps, swimming in chlorinated water, chemicals, and harsh cosmetics.
5. The skin loses its capacity to retain moisture, as we grow old. The extreme climatic conditions to which we get exposed, as we grow old worsen the condition and skin become drier.
6. Few underlying diseases like hypothyroidism, diabetes, eczema, psoriasis or seborrhea may also lead to dry skin.
7. Dry skin may arise as an effect of medications like diuretics, antihistamines and anti-spasmodic.

Treatment for dry skin
Treatment for skin dryness depends on the cause of your dry skin. Dryness will be managed through diet, lifestyle, and medicine. By avoiding bathing in hot water, eating spicy, dry foods, by drinking plenty of water and massaging with herbal oils can reduce the intensity of dry skin.

Dr. R.S. Roy, Chief Physician and M.D. of Amrita Ayurveda Medical Centre is one of the best Ayurvedic physicians in the country and you can be assured of getting safe and best results after you are treated. Visit to know more.

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