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Erythema Dischromicum Perstans (EDP) Treatment in Ayurveda

Posted on the 12 October 2023 by Dr Vikram Chauhan @Planetayurveda9


Our skin is the largest and most important organ of our body, and it plays a major role in our appearance. It's our responsibility to keep our skin healthy and beautiful along with disease free. Sometimes, certain illnesses can directly harm our skin and make it look abnormal or diseased. One of these is called Erythema dischromicum perstans (EDP). This makes our skin develop rashes very quickly after being exposed to something that might cause an allergic reaction on our skin. These rashes can stay for some days. EDP is more common in young adults but it can be seen at any age. Studies show that women are more prone to get this disease than men. People with darker skin tone are also more likely to get it as compared to lighter ones. There are several causes why EDP might happen, including allergies, harmful chemicals, and it can show various symptoms. In this article, we'll explore these causes, symptoms and we'll discuss its potential Ayurvedic management for better health without any side-effects.

Erythema Dischromicum Perstans (EDP) Treatment in Ayurveda


Erythema dischromicum perstans, also known as Ashy dermatosis, is a skin condition that leads to the development of irregular dark patches on the skin. These patches can vary in color, appearing as blue or black, and typically manifest on areas like the face, neck, trunk, and arms. There are several other skin conditions that share similar symptoms with Erythema dischromicum perstans, including Lichen planus pigmentosus, Urticaria, leprosy, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and various skin lesions. It is crucial for a medical professional to carefully assess the skin to accurately diagnose erythema dischromicum perstans and rule out these other conditions. This can occur due to damage to specific skin cells caused by an abnormal immune system response. While effective treatment can lead to recovery, in certain cases, the condition may persist over an extended period without noticeable improvement in symptoms.


The dark patches seen in Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans (EDP) don't have a known cause. But some factors may play a role in triggering this condition

  • Genetic factors, like a family history of EDP, might make someone more likely to get it.
  • Spending a lot of time in the sun or being exposed to certain kinds of radiation can also be a factor.
  • Harmful chemicals, such as ammonium nitrate or barium sulfate, might contribute to EDP.
  • Past infections, like whipworm infestations or viral infections, could be linked to the condition.
  • Allergies, especially to cosmetics, might play a role.
  • Certain medications and drugs could have adverse effects that lead to EDP.
  • EDP tends to affect people with darker skin more often.
  • Young adults are more likely to get EDP, and it's more common in women than in men.


Certainly, here's the characteristic features of Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans

  • Firstly, It shows up as dark patches on the skin.
  • These patches appear either on one side of the body or may appear on both sides.
  • In initial stages, these patches might have a reddish color with clear edges, or they could be slightly raised, but not always.
  • Eventually, the patches turn to dark grayish or ash-like appearance.
  • They are usually seen on the face, but can also be found on the neck and trunk (excluding the limbs).
  • Usually, these patches don't cause pain, but sometimes they may cause itching and mild discomfort too.

Ayurvedic View

In Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated by Twak vikaras, Vyang is one of the twak vikara which shows the same symptoms as EDP. Acharya Sushruta wrote in Nidana Sthana 13/46, as -

सहसा मुखमागत्य मण्डलं विसृजत्यतः । नीरुजं तनुकं श्यावं मुखे व्यङ्गं तमादिशेत् ।

This shloka says, sudden anger or excessive anger can vitiate the Vata and Pitta dosha which causes formation of patches all over the face, patches are painless, smaller in size, having gray colored margins are called as Vyang.

Herbal Remedies for Erythema Dischromicum Perstans by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned herbal manufacturing company based in India. They are also providing globally herbal and herbomineral medications that are prepared under the supervision of Senior Ayurvedic experts. These products are certified under Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and are closely aligned with Ayurvedic siddhantas and teachings, our products are free from cruelty, side-effects and adulterations. The ingredients used in supplements are sourced from entirely natural origins. Some of the herbal supplements that are effective in this disease are mentioned below

Products List

  1. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Kaishore Guggul
  3. Gleaming Skin Hair Nails Formula
  4. Youth Restora Capsule
  5. Manjishtha Capsule
  6. Recumin Gel
Erythema Dischromicum Perstans (EDP) Treatment in Ayurveda
Erythema Dischromicum Perstans (EDP) Treatment in Ayurveda

Products Description

1. Gandhak Rasayan

This is a classical herbal formulation having shuddha gandhak (the purified form of sulphur) as its ingredient. Gandhak is said to be the best Pitta shamak which is the main cause behind the formation of patches over the skin.

Dose- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after a meal.

2. Kishore Guggul

Kaishore Guggul is a classical polyherbal formulation consisting of Triphala (Haritaki- Terminalia chebula, Amalaki- Emblica officainalis, Bibhitaki- Terminalia bellirica), and a great blood purifier Guduchi-Tinospora cordifolia etc. helps in detoxifying the toxins from blood and gives relief from twak vikaras.

Dose- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after a meal.

3. Gleaming Skin Hair Nails Formula

This is a Planet Ayurveda's polyherbal product with four ingredients that includes Chirata (Swertia chirayita), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), etc these herbs are primarily good in making our skin glow, smoothens the texture and eliminates the impurities.

Dose- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

4. Youth Restora Capsule

This is a patented formula of Planet Ayurveda made with herbs such as Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Grape Seed (Vitis vinifera), etc these are great blood detoxifiers, help in removing the free radicals and maintains the overall healthy skin.

Dose- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

5. Manjishtha Capsule

These capsules contain pure extract of Manjishtha herb (Rubia cordifolia) which helps as rakta prasadana (helpful in giving the glow). Manjishtha also helps to clarify the skin and spots of concerned disease as well as helps in achieving the good textured skin.

Dose- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

6. Recumin Gel

This polyherbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda consisting of Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), etc. which all are very useful as blood purifier and helps when applied locally on the affected area.

Contact Planet Ayurveda Support Team to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - [email protected] or Call at 0172-521-4040 (India), +91-172-521-4040 (Outside India) or Whatsapp at (+91) 9915-593-604

Method- Wash the affected area, leave till dry and do a gentle massage with this gel. Apply it two times daily.


In this condition, we can get proper results when we are taking the Holistic herbal approach which is categorized by ncient Acharyas. We have to give proper time and patience as twak rogas need strict diet plans to follow. Along with all these we have to take tridosha shamak herbs that are mentioned above which are beneficial to get over this condition rapidly.

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