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Ayurvedic Herbs for Summer Skin Care

Extreme heat and high humidity in summer cause immense damage to the skin. This weather is not particularly friendly for the skin and the extreme heat wave is most likely to cause painful and irritating skin conditions, sooner or later. However, the best thing is that these summer skin issues can be prevented and treated.

The excess sweat secreted by the skin, leads to itching, red patches, wrinkled skin, and the skin in general may appear dull during summer. One should take care to have a nutritious diet by avoiding excessive salt and spice and maintain good lifestyle habits. Nutritious diet and a healthy lifestyle is a must for healthy glowing skin.

Here are some useful Ayurvedic herbs which show beneficial effects on skin ailments during summer –

Manjishtha: An indigenous drug is claimed to have astringent, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. It is major ingredient of several Ayurvedic formulations used for various skin diseases.

Haridra: Possesses excellent antifungal, antibacterial, and antiinflammatory activity.  It is useful in various skin problems during summer.

Sariva: Sariva, excellent blood purifier herb, shows broad spectrum action and it is mainly used as an antiseptic and disinfectant. Sariva exerts soothing effects for summer skin problems. Possesses potential antibacterial and antifungal activities that could be utilized to control infectious diseases caused by Candida albicans.

Daruharidra: Daruharidra is one among many herbs that has been widely used in traditional medicines for skin diseases. It has antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-psoriatic properties.

Amalaki: Amalaki is described as a Rasayan and Vayassthapak i.e. natural rejuvenator, antioxidant and anti-aging plant.

Nardostachys jatamansi: Effective in various skin diseases and itching, has potent anti-fungal, antibacterial activity in treatment of summer skin problems due to excessive sweating.

Khadir: Charak Samhita, the reputed Ayurveda text mentions Khadir as an excellent remedy for skin disorders. It is an astringent, cooling and effective in boils and skin eruptions during summer days. Khadir shows antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory potential in treatment of skin disorders.

URTIPLEX capsule

An excellent anti-allergic and antipruritic formulation developed by Charak Pharma for allergic skin rashes and itching.

Manjishtha, Haridra in URTIPLEX exhibit anti-allergic and anti-pruritic properties. Other ingredients of URTIPLEX like Sariva, Amalaki, and Usheer are blood-purifying agents, which are essential in the treatment of skin disorders. Daruharidra has antimicrobial, antiallergic, anti-pruritic properties. Shunthi inhibits growth of histamine producing bacteria.

URTIPLEX is useful in disease conditions like- urticaria, allergic and chronic disorders of skin characterized by pruritis of known or unknown etiology, prickly heat in summer. Urtiplex lotion and Urtiplex capsule offer dual therapy in various skin conditions prevalent in summer.

So, use these ayurvedic herbs to get rid of allergic skin problems in summer naturally.

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