Acne vulgaris is an extremely common condition with a lifetime prevalence of approximately 85% and occurs mostly during adolescence. It is one of the top three most commonly encountered dermatological problems in both primary and secondary care. It can cause significant psychological morbidity and lead to lifelong scarring and some cases of facial disfigurement if left untreated.
Oral antibiotic medications are commonly prescribed as first line of therapy for acne patients which is not safe as antibiotics has certain limitations in long run like bacterial resistance or antibiotic resistance. Given the rise in antibiotic resistance, monotherapy with oral antibiotic medications is strongly discouraged. Patients need a safe and conventional treatment to cure acne.
The treatment of acne is challenging and often chronic, with high rates of failure and numerous choices. A good therapeutic relationship with the patient is important to establish as well as setting realistic treatment goals. Ayurveda is the safest and has a singular approach to all forms of acne treatment as this problem appears due to imbalance of the three doshas — Vata, pitta and kapha. However, the main cause is the aggravation of the pitta dosha, an Ayurvedic humor that symbolizes heat or fire. Pitta dosha manifests in the skin and causes accumulation of heating toxins. These heating toxins accumulate in deep tissues like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta, (blood), mamsa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic). These toxins cause contamination of deeper tissues, leading to the condition of Yauvanpidika. Thus, specific Ayurvedic acne treatment is advised which includes right diet, lifestyle and some specialized herbal combinations that tackle the disease from its root cause.
Ayurveda is considered as pioneer in skin treatment as its Kushta – roga section has stated exclusive herbs like
Garcinia Indica. It has antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, has been found to be useful in acne and pimple, suppress production of reactive oxygen species.
P. corylifolia Linn. commonly known as ‘Bakuchi’ is conventionally used in Ayurvedic system of medicine for the treatment of various pathological conditions but especially for treatment of skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis, leucoderma and leprosy in the form of internal medications as well as external applications . P. corylifolia Linn. seed has been reported to contain several phytoconstituents including coumarins and flavone components, such as psoralen, isopsoralen, psoralidin, neobavaisoflavone, bavachin, corylin, bavachalcone and possess antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antioxidant, antifilarial, estrogenic, antitumor, and immune-modulatory activity.
AIMIL’S DUAL EDGED SWORD AGAINST ACNE
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Breaks potential pathways of gut-brain-skin axis
Purodil diminishes stress induced changes in the body, exerts anti-stress action along with adaptogenic, anti-anxiety action and breaks vicious cycle of stress-acne-stress.Reduces burden of oxidative stress, inhibits free radicals, protects the epidermal cells, checks acne flare-ups. Reduces endotoxin production, boosts body defence system, ensures fast relief. Stimulates liver functions causes effective detoxification, Protects from various metabolic toxicants.