NATAPARNA - department of Dermatology


"Healthy skin starts from within , is a reflection of overall Wellness"

"Nataparna deals with management of diseases pertaining to Skin which is the largest organ of the body and aims at smooth functioning of the body which ends in healthy skin . As we know Healthy Skin resides in a healthy body only " !!


Our skin is a natural gift and it's our duty to take its care in a natural way only. Artificial products can only provide artificial or temporary shine & glow, So give Ayurveda care to your body and Skin.

Skin is an outermost cover of the body, plays a chief role in maintaining barrier between internal and external environment. In addition, the healthy skin is the primary requirement for the beauty as well as having an attractive personality, which are the basic instincts of the human being. Any weakness at the skin becomes a great handicap for a person in the society, because it has a visible pathology.There exists a strong relationship between skin and psyche/mind .

Ayurveda has discussed all skin diseases under the name of Kushtha, and in other words it can be known as "Ayurveda Dermatology".It is not a correlation with skin diseases mentioned in alternative medicine but can cover up all dermatological manifestations under eighteen subtypes of Kushtha.

Skin is often known as the "The Largest organ of the human body" .In Ayurveda word "TVAK" or "CARMA" is used for skin .

Santhosh AYURVIDHANA HOSPITAL having authentic and genuine Ayurvedic treatment for skin diseases and beauty care. We having classical & Potent Ayurvedic medicines which are formulated with the time tested herbs and clinical researched by the team of our Ayurvedic doctor. Treatment is done focusing on all system of medicines including Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Modern medicine etc.,. So that disease can be cured at its best .

Sri. Appan Vaidyar, one of the most famous ayurvedic practitioners, the father of Sri K.Velayudhan deserves a special place in the history of Santhosh pharmacy as the source of sound knowledge and expertise in traditional Ayurvedic treatment methods which still forms the base for Santhosh Ayurvidhana Speciality Hospital. Diseases like karappan, corn, warts, molloscumcontagiosum, psoriasis was practiced well by him in those days later on treatment was developed to a wide area from 1969under the practice of DR. Velayudhan

Non-Pharmacological therapies for the management of kustharoga includes

  • Daivavyapashraya chikitsa
  • Satvavajaya chikitsa
  • Life style modification

Our ancestors are well worsed in the field of Daivavyapashrayachikitsa and Satvavajayachikitsa. Which we are practicing since generation to yield better result for skin related ailments.

DaivavyapashrayaChikitsa is a divine therapy or psychological therapy. It include chanting Mantras, Aushadhi and Mani Dhaaran (spiritual use of herbs and gems), Mangal Karma (propitiatory), Bali (offering oblations), Homa, Prayashchita (ceremonial penances), Upavasa (fasting), Swastyayana (rituals for social well being) etc. All these ritual activities directly or indirectly exert a positive impact on the mind (Manas) and therefore, lead to reduction in stress.

Sattvavajaya in principles is full-fledged Psychotherapy. It is a method of restraining or withdrawal of the mind from unwholesome objects (Arthas). Therefore, it is a therapeutic for mental or emotional stresses and disturbances.. Therefore, modification of these lifestyles related factors are very important for the management of dermatological disorders.

Ayurveda emphasizes on three fold therapeutic management of the diseases viz;

  • Samshodhana (biopurification).
  • Samshamana (pacification).
  • NidanaParivarjana (avoiding causative factors) for almost all types of disorders including dermatological disorders.

Kushtha is one of the oldest known diseases to mankind. It is described as one of the most chronic disease in Ayurvedic system of medicine. Ayurveda described a wide range of dermatological disorders including its classification, etio-pathogenesis, clinical presentation, prevention and management.

Therefore the ultimate result is :

  • Reduction in frequencies of exacerbations.
  • Improvement in clinical condition.
  • Increase ability to cope up with skin diseases.

In present era stress and low immunity plays a major role in manifestation of different diseases, including diseases (kushtharoga), diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma, gastric and duodenal ulcer etc. But irony is that people are getting just beauty conscious but not at all health conscious. We at SanthoshAyurvidhana hospital helps you to cope up with many Skin problems like

  • Corn, warts, molloscumcontagiosum
  • Psoriasis, eczyma, abscess, alopecia, contact dermatitis.
  • Acnes, pimples, pigmentation, blemishes, skin tagetc.
  • Nail infection, ringworm etc.,

SASH Department of Dermatology

We provide effective treatment for minor skin diseases like Corn, Warts, molloscumcontagiosum, cracked heels, hairfall, alopecia areata / totalis, dandruff, acne vulgaris, grey hairs.

1. a Corn Molloscumcontagiosum [ Kadara, Padminikandaga, Ajagallika ] :


Corns are hard thickened area of skin which is painful as well as infected. They are typically seen on the hands and feet. Do not treat this disease externally. This has to be cured internally by taking medicines.

b. Warts


Warts are typically small, rough, hard growths that are similar in colour to the rest of the skin.They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet, where they may be painful. While they usually occur on the hands and feet, they can also affect other locations.One or many warts may appear. They are not cancerous.

c. Molloscumcontagiosum


Molluscumcontagiosum (MC), is a viral infection of the skin that results in small raised pink lesions with a dimple in the center.They may become itchy or sore, and occur singularly or in groups. Any area of the skin may be affected, with abdomen, legs, arms, neck, genital area, and face being the most common. Onset of the lesions is around seven weeks after infection.


We have our own patent medicines for these diseases , which has been successfully practising for more than 45yrs . External treatment are not recommended by us , as they may aggravate the symptoms and chances of reoccurrence are more.

2. Hair fall / Hairloss [Khalitya ]


Hair fall has been described in Ayurveda by the name of khalityaroga under the heading of kshudraroga (minor disease) or shiroroga (diseases of head & scalp). It is progressing disorder people living in sedentary ways of life, stress induced hectic schedules along with indiscriminate dietary habits result in many disturbance and deficiencies in the body which directly reflect in loss of hair.


We can reduce & manage this rising problem of hair fall through

  • Modifying life style.
  • Purification therapy [Vaman, Virechan, Vasti and Raktamokshana].
  • Medication practicing in Ayurveda.

3. Alopecia [Indraluptam] :


Alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease characterised by hair loss can be correlated with Indralupta in Ayurveda ,characterized by hair loss on body especially on scalp without any clinical inflammatory signs


  • Both shodhana (Internal and external cleansing procedures) .
  • Shamanatreatment (Disease specific internal medications) are prescribed for Indralupta.

4. Dandruff [DARUNAKAM]


Dandruff can be considered as Darunaka in Ayurveda and referred as minor skin diseases (Kshudra Rogas)

Dandruff is an irritative disease of the scalp in which shedding of dead tissue from the scalp with itching sensation is the cardinal feature. The cardinal symptoms of the disease Darunaka are Kandu (Itching), Keshachyuti (falling of hair), Swapa (abnormalities of touch sensation), Rookshata (roughness or dryness of the skin) and Twaksphutana (breaking or cracking of the skin)


  • Shirodhara [Shirodhara is a type of treatment in which warm Ayurvedic oil infused with herbal ingredients is poured onto your forehead].
  • Shiroabhyanga [Shiroabhyanga is a relaxing head, neck and shoulder massage using a mix of medicated herbal oils.]
  • Thalapothichil.
  • Nasya etc.,

5. Acne Vulgaris [MUKHADUSHIKA]

Acne Vulgaris

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common dermatological disorders that afflict people in their adolescence. Acne vulgaris or simply known as acne is a human skin disease characterized by skin with scaly red skin (seborrhea), blackheads and whiteheads (comedones), pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples and scarring .


  • Abhyanga, Vamana, Nasya, Rakthamokshana are indicated for the management of the disease.
  • Various Lepana drugs are also mentioned in different Ayurvedic texts for the treatment.

6. Grey Hair [ Palitya ]

Grey Hair

In Ayurveda premature greying of hair is called as Akalapalitya (premature gray hair). Loss of hair color is due to a gradual decline in the production of a pigment- melanin the Bhrajaka Pitta in Ayurveda terminology, in the hair bulb. Not all hairs respond in the same way or at the same time. So the graying process usually is gradual. Greying of hair according to age is common phenomenon. But in modern era due to different kind of stress and changing life style Palitya occur in early age.According to W.H.O in India, its incidence is high in the age group of 20-30 years.


  • The use of purification procedures of panchakarma(detoxifying therapy) has prime importance in the remedies mentioned for premature greying.
  • Nasya karma (nasal medication) is one of the major rejuvenative treatments.
  • Palliative external & internal medicaments measures like Shirodhara (pouring oil on head).
  • Siropichu (cloth dipped in oil kept on head).
  • Shirobasti (oil is kept on head with an apparatus).
  • Shirolepa (application of medicated paste over head).
  • Shiroabhyanga (oil massage to head) helps in speedy recovery.

7. Psoriasis :


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 2% to 4% of the population. Inflammatory arthritis develops in approximately 30% of patients with psoriasis and can have a major effect on activities of daily living and quality of life. Peripheral joint involvement in patients with psoriatic arthritis can be oligo articular or poly articular and can cause joint destruction

Psoriasis is a chronic disease that can have substantial psychological and social impact on patient's life. Psoriasis has been shown to affect health-related Quality of Life to an extent similar to the effects of other chronic diseases such as depression, myocardial infarction, hypertension, etc ., Stress is a well-known precipitating factor of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is considered as an autoimmune disease where genetic and environmental factors have a significant role. Psoriasis is a dry, inflammatory and ugly skin disorder, which can involve the entire system and is not contagious. The most frequently affected sites are the scalp, tips of fingers and toes, palms, soles, umbilicus, gluteus, under the breasts and genitals, elbows, knees, shin etc


  • Rashes or patches of red, inflamed skin, often covered with loose, silver-colored scales; in severe cases, the plaques will grow and merge into one another, covering large areas.
  • Itchy, painful skin that can crack or bleed.
  • Small areas of bleeding where the involved skin is scratched.


  • Consumption of medicated ghee.
  • Vomiting (Vamana) and purgation (Virechana).
  • Shirodhara.
  • Vasti (Medicated enema) etc.

8. Nail infection[ Kunakha]

Nail infection
  • A pink and lustrous nail is always equated with good health.Paronychia is a nail disease that is an often bacterial or fungal infection of the hand or foot where the nail and skin meet at the side or the base of a finger or to nail.
  • Thickened. Whitish to yellow-brown discoloration.
  • Brittle, crumbly or ragged.
  • Distorted in shape.
  • A dark color, caused by debris building up under your nail.
  • Smelling slightly foul.


  • Blood letting followed by lepana and bandanam [The affected part should be first washed with hot water and drained by cutting it away letting the impure blood out of the body. Then after anointing it with the Cakrataila it should be dusted over with the powders of Sarja (resin) and duly bandaged.
  • Affected part should be cauterised with Agni karma (fire) and an oil cooked with the drugs of the Kakolyadigana (group) be applied to heal.
  • For the purification therapy a paste of Tankan with water is applied thickly.

9. Eczyma:


Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition marked by itchy and inflamed patches of skin.

  • Dry, sensitive skin.
  • Inflamed skin that appears red in lighter skin tones or gray, purple or ashen in darker skin tones.
  • Very bad itching.
  • Dark colored patches of skin.
  • Rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin.
  • Oozing or crusting.
  • Areas of swelling.


Along with internal medication likeAgnideepakaAushadhi (appetizer) , panchakarma procedures like.

  • Snehapana (drinking medicated ghee).
  • SarvangAbhanga (whole body oil massage).
  • BashpaSwedana (sudation therapy).
  • Virechana (purgation)Virechana is the best line of management for skin disorders.
  • Samsarjanakrama (post procedure).

Here strict dietwill be advised for 3 days to 5 days for proper bowel functioning.

Our main aim is to purify the body by removing the Doshas(toxins) and boost the immune system. Thus enabling the patient to live a healthy and peaceful life.


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