Rosacea Treatment in Ayurveda

Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory disease that typically affects the face. It results in redness, pimples, swelling and small, superficial dilated blood vessels. Flare-ups often occur in cycles. Symptoms are often recurring and it worsens with time if left untreated. Rosacea is more common among fair-skinned people. Rosacea is not contagious.

Types of Rosacea

Vascular Rosacea  – It is the commonest type, characterized by persistent redness on the face. Small blood vessels beneath the skin surface may become enlarged and visible, Skin becomes dry, sensitive, rough and scaly. There may be burning sensation over the skin. Without treatment, the redness can get more persistent, cover more skin, and even become permanent.

Acne Rosacea

It is associated with “whitehead” pustules, which are pus-filled blemishes, and red, swollen bumps. These typically appear on
the cheeks, chin, and forehead and are frequently misidentified as  acne . Skin is usually very red, oily and sensitive.


It is a rare form of Rosacea characterized by a large, red, bumpy or bulbous nose. It can occur as part of phymatous rosacea. The exact cause of rhinophyma is unknown, but it’s considered a subtype of severe rosacea. This condition is significantly more common in men, especially between the ages of 50 to 70 years

Ocular rosacea

It is redness, burning sensation/ tearing sensation, dryness and irritation in the eyes with swollen eyelids.

Ayurvedic View Of Rosacea

As per Ayurveda, Rosacea is Pitta dominant disorder. Redness and burning sensation are the predominant symptom. The patient normally complaints of redness and feeling of heat sensation over the face which normally aggravates when exposed to Sun or in hot environment. An ayurvedic treatment of rosacea begins with cleansing the blood of toxins and using lifestyle activities to reduce excess pitta. Ayurveda uses herbs to cleanse the blood. To manage the symptoms of rosacea, ayurvedic healing mostly recommends pacifying the pitta exacerbation by personalising a diet comprising of cool, sweet, stabilizing foods by replacing those that are sour, spicy, salty, or pungent.

Best Ayurvedic Treatment for Rosacea

As per the symptoms of the patient, Rakta mokshan, virechan and Vaman are planned as per the need. Different medicines are planned according to Pitta Kapha Dominant Symptoms. At SKK Ayurveda, Delhi you can consult the Best Ayurvedic doctor for Rosacea.

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