According to AyurvedaSkin diseasesmaymanifest when a person indulges in one or more of the below listed reasons:
The above factors may vitiate all the three doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These unbalanced doshas then affect the skin, blood, muscle tissue and lymph or plasma part of the blood tissue and manifest as discoloration, lesions and itching etc.
According to Ayurveda there are18 types of Skin diseases, called “Kushtas”.The skin diseases, are never caused by the vitiation of only one of the above mentioned pathogenic dosha, i.e all of them are necessarily involved in the causation of the disease. One of the 18 type of Skin diseases isKapala type of Kustha.It is caused predominantly due to an increase in the Vata Dosha. It is characterized by the following:
Kapala refers to broken pieces of earthen pot.
Kapala type of Kustha is characterized by:
Intake of heavy and sour food, milk, curd, meat of animals inhabiting marshy land, fish, Guda (Jaggery) and Tila.
Skin diseases dominated by Vata are administered the medicated enema(a type of Ayurvedic Detox). Likewise, there are many other Ayurvedic therapies like cleaning, scraping, steaming and incising. One may talk to an Ayurveda health practitioner about it.
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