Ayurvedic Treatment Of  Erythema Nodosum At Central India

About Erythema Nodosum:

Erythema nodosum is a type of skin inflammation that is located in a part of the fatty layer of skin. Erythema nodosum results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below the knees. The tender lumps, or nodules, of erythema nodosum range in size from a dime to a quarter. They may be inflamed off and on for a period of weeks, then shrink and become flat, leaving a bruised appearance.

Erythema nodosum can go away on its own in three to six weeks. After it’s gone, it may leave only a temporary bruised appearance or a chronic indentation in the skin where the fatty layer has been injured.

Chronic erythema nodosum is a condition in which lesions pop up elsewhere, for a period of weeks to months. However, chronic erythema nodosum that may last for years is another pattern. Chronic erythema nodosum, with occasional recurrences, can occur with or without an underlying disease present.

Signs And Symptoms

Erythema nodosum is characterized by red nodules that are tender and warm. Nodules occur under the skin, classically in front of the skins, classically in front of the shins. Nodules may occur anywhere there is fat under the skin, including the thighs, arms, trunk, face, and neck.

Erythema nodosum may occur concurrently with fever, malaise, joint pain, and inflammation. Nodules may vary from 1-10cm in diameter and may coalesce to form large areas of hardened skin.

As the nodule age, they become bluish purple, brownish, yellowish, and finally green, similar to the color changes that occur in a resolving bruise. The nodules usually subside over a period of 2-6 weeks ulceration or scarring.

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Erythema Nodosum At Central India

 

Less Common Variants Of Erythema Nodosum Include:

  • Ulcerating forms, seen in Crohn’s disease
  • Erythema contuse forme, when a subcutaneous hemorrhage (bleeding under the skin) occurs with an erythema nodosum lesion, causing the lesion to look like a contusion (bruise)
  • Erythema nodosum migraine (also known as subacute nodular migratory panniculitis), a rare form of chronic erythema nodosum characterized by asymmetrical nodules that are mildly tender and migrate over time.

What causes erythema nodosum

Erythema nodosum may occur with or without another medical condition. Conditions that are linked with erythema nodosum include medications (sulfa-related drugs, birth control pills, estrogens), strep throat, Cat scratch disease, fungal diseases, infectious mononucleosis, sarcoidosis, Behcet’s disease, inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), and normal pregnancy.


Ayurvedic Treatment Of  Erythema Nodosum At Central India

Therapies:

 Vata Rakta Hara Treatment


Ayurvedic Medicine for Erythema Nodosum

  1.  Shonitamrutham Kashayam

Sonitamritam Kashayam is a simple herbal formulation advocated by Ayurveda in cases of diseases manifested due to contaminated blood (Rakta Dushti)  and in various skin diseases. It is used in the form of Kashayam.

Ingredients

EACH 10 ML OF THE PREPARED FROM:-

  • Pathya – 7.407 gr
  • Gopangama – 7.407 gr
  • Nimba – 7.407 gr

Dosage: 60 ml two times a day before food


2. Amritadi Guggulu

Amritadi Guggulu is a guggul based herbal medicine. Ayurvedic doctors use it for gout, piles, skin diseases, wounds, rheumatoid arthritis, fistula, reduced digestive power, and constipation.

Amritadi Guggulu contains following ingredients.

  1. Suddha Guggulu – Commiphora wightii
  2. Amrita (Giloy) – Tinospora cordifolia)
  3. Amla (Amalaki) – Emblica officinalis
  4. Bibhitaki – Terminalia bellirica
  5. Haritaki – Terminalia chebula
  6. Danti Mool – Baliospermum montanum
  7. Black pepper (piper nigrum)
  8. Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  9. Pipali (Long Pepper) – Pepper Longum
  10. Vaividang (Embelia ribes)
  11. Cinnamon (Dalchini) – Cinnamomum zeylanicum

Dosage: 2 nos two times a day after food


3.Kaishore guggulu

Kaishore guggulu is one of the very famous Ayurvedic herbal product. It acts as –  aging skin health promoter, joint health,  natural blood cleanser, useful as supportive dietary herbal supplement in many health conditions such as diabetes, skin diseases etc.

Ingredients of Kaisora guggulu –

Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki fruit rind) – 3 Prastha – 2.304 kg
Amruta – Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – 1 Prastha – 768 g
Water –  Ardha Drona – 6.144 liters
Guggulu – Commiphora mukul – 768 g
Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki fruit rind) – 2 Pala – 96 g
Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia – Giloy – 1 Pala – 48 g
Tryushana – Trikatu – Pepper, long pepper and ginger – 6 Aksha – 72 g
Vidanga – False Black pepper – Embelia ribes – ardha Pala – 24 g
Danti – Baliospermum montanum – root – 1 Karsha – 12 g
Trivrit – Operculina turpethum – 1 karsha – 12 g
Ghrita – quantity sufficient.

Reference: Sharangdhara Samhita Madhyama Khanda 7/70-81

Dosage: 2 nos two times a day after food


4.Nimbamritadi Eranda

Nimbamritadi eranda tailam is a herbal oil Ayurvedic medicine used for the treatment of skin disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. It is made with castor oil base.

Ingredients of Nimbamritadi Eranda Tailam:
Eranda taila (Ricinus communis oil)
Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
Amrita (Tinospora cordifolia)
Vrisha (Adathoda vasica)
Patola (Tricosanthes dioica)
Nidigdhika (Solanum surratens)
Patha (Cyclea peltata)
Vidanga (Embelica ribes)
Suradaru (Cedrus deodara)
Gajopakulya (Scyndapsus officinalis)
Dvikshara
Nagara (Zyngiber officinale)
Nisa (Curcuma longa)
Misi
Chavya (Piper cubeba)
Kusta (Saussurea lappa)
Thejovathi (Celastrus paniculatus)
Maricha (Piper nigrum)
Vatsaka (Holarrhena antidysentrica)
Dipyaka
Agni
Rohini (Picorrhiza kurroa)
Vacha (Acorus calamus)
Manjista (Rubia cordifolia)
Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum)
Visha
Yavani (Carum copticum)
Guggulu (Commiphora mukul)

Reference: Astangahridayam.

Dosage: 25 ml with milk for virecana once in 5 days