Eczema Pacifying Diet suggested by Dr. Sharda Ayurveda

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Skin

If one side, you are dreaming of healthy skin and on the other side consuming junk, oily, processed, stale, or excessive non-vegetarian food, then please wake up to reality. 
Ayurveda believes that the food you consume put a direct influence on the skin. Consumption of a healthy diet is a must for maintaining skin health and overall harmony of the human body. Eczema Ayurvedic treatment mainly focuses on identifying and treating the root causes of the diseases based on the Prakriti of the patient and aggravated dosha-causing health concerns. 

Eczema and Ayurvedic Doshas 

Eczema is also known as dermatitis. It is one of the most discomforting and painful skin-disorder where the skin barrier tends to lose its strength and glory. As a result, the problems like skin inflammation, redness, and irritation start arising. 
In Ayurveda, Eczema is considered Vicharchika Roga which is caused by the imbalance of body governing doshas. The aggravation of Pitta Dosha and Vata Dosha is mainly regarded as the prime factor of this skin disease. However, the imbalance of Kapha Dosha can also supplement the complications of Vicharchika by impuring the blood. 
Ayurveda treatment Eczema precisely focuses on discovering the imbalanced Dosha inside the body and then treating it with natural measures followed by herbal remedies, yoga, meditation, and diet alteration. 

Food to Eat For Eczema Relief

Water-rich fruits & vegetables

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Take fresh vegetables and juicy fruits such as ash gourd, Ridge gourd, zucchini, bitter gourd, beetroot, kale, spinach, lotus cucumber, pumpkin, goosefoot, tomato, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, cherries, papaya, watermelon, apples, peaches, melons, and kiwis to the maximum. 
These are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, zinc, iron, protein, and other nutrients they provide strength to the internal system to fight against diseases and promote healthy digestion. Being rich in water content, they will not only eliminate the accumulated toxins inside your body but also makes your skin glorious and healthy. 

Ayurvedic Herbs

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Ayurvedic diet for Eczema recommends taking certain skin-friendly herbs such as Haridra, Triphala, Neema, Chandana, Ashwagandha, Brahmi,  Elaichi, and Anantamul. 
You can consume these herbs in a powder form along with Madhu (honey) and lukewarm water. These herbs are antibiotic, anti-swelling, and non-bacterial in nature they will help you immensely to keep skin diseases at bay.

Chia Seeds

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Surely add Chia seeds to your diet plan for eczema. Chia seed oil contains around 60% of omega-3 fatty acids which is immensely helpful for dry, inflamed, and irritated skin. The nature of such seeds is hydrating which provides moisture to the skin and removes sebum, dirt, and dead cells from the skin’s surface. You can also take flaxseeds, or pumpkin seeds if chia seeds are not available. 

Herbal Beverages

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Ayurveda emphasizes taking herbal kadha, chach (buttermilk), or other herbal water. Ayurvedic treatment for Eczema home remedies makes use of several types of herbs, leaves, and other nature-derived substances through which the complications of the disease are terminated.  

Following are some eczema-relieving herbal waters:

  • Take 2 liter water and add 2-3 spoons of coriander powder in it. Boil it for 10-20 minutes and then strain it. Sip it quite a few times in the whole day.
  • Add 1 tbsp of turmeric powder to 2 glasses of boiling water. Add a handy of neem leaves into this. Let it simmer for 5 to 10 minutes and then strain the leaves. Drink this water in lukewarm form. 
  • Take 1 to 2 spoons of Triphala powder and simply consume it with lukewarm water. In addition to oral intake, you can also make a paste by combing Triphala powder and coconut oil. The application of this herbal paste on the affected areas reduces the symptoms of eczema. 

Cow’s desi ghee and Buttermilk

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If you are mourning from Eczema, then dairy products are not advised for you. However, there are certain exceptions namely, Cow’s Ghee and Buttermilk (chach), also known as Takra in Ayurveda. 
The nature of these 2 products is skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory. You can take 1-2 spoons of cow’s ghee orally, or may it to your meals. You can also apply it directly on the skin’s affected area. The antioxidants present in it will act as a shield against pigmentation. 
In addition to the above-mentioned foods, you can also take omega-3-rich foods such as spinach, pumpkin seeds, soaked cashews, cauliflower, soaked walnut, and brussel sprouts for effective results. 

Foods To Avoid For Eczema Relief

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Wheat and Gluten

Completely exclude gluten-based products from your eczema diet which means you have to stop consuming wheat. Yes! You read right, the daily chappatis that are made from wheat, you have to stop consuming them too. The consumption of gluten-based products can trigger skin problems such as itchiness, rashes, or other allergic reactions. 
Worry not! You can substitute wheat with Barley (Jowar), Finger Millet (Ragi), or Ditch millet (kodra) flour. These flours are gluten-free and do not cause any harm to the skin. For more rapid ease from eczema, you can add cow’s ghee to these flours while kneading. 

Dairy Products

Dairy outcomes such as milk, cheese, cream, mawa, ice cream, or any other milk-based sweet are detrimental to eczema patients. These products might contain bacteria that support bacterial maturation. 
As per Ayurveda, the excessive intake of dairy aggravates Kapha and Pitta Dosha in the body which in turn leads to Eczema flare-ups. 
However, you can rely on the consumption of cow’s desi ghee and buttermilk as they do not contribute to skin problems. 

Non-vegetarian

Ayurveda does not support the consumption of non-vegetarian food. It is advised to stop consuming items such as eggs, chicken, mutton, beef, fish, or any other type of meat and seafood, especially if you are suffering from eczema. 
Such foods contain bacteria that increase the levels of harmful toxins inside the body and lead to skin problems such as acne, patches, rashes, inflammation, and irritation on the skin. 

Junk Food

Here Junk food means that type of food that has no nutrients, vitamins, or other healthy elements. Pizzas, burgers, noodles, pasta, frozen cakes, packed chips, and biscuits can be taken as some instant examples of junk foods. These foods are made through a process that kills all the nutritious elements present therein. Such foods are nothing but dead food that contains huge amounts of impure oil, sodium, sugars, or preservatives that cause indigestion and skin diseases. 

Alcohol and Soft drinks

If you are suffering from eczema, then you should quit alcohol in the first place. Excessive alcohol consumption increases skin inflammation, alters the immune system, and dilates the blood vessels as a result the skin becomes red, dry, patchy, and itchy. Similarly, the consumption of packed beverages and soft drinks should be avoided. These drinks contain high levels of soda and artificial sugars which dry the skin and cause problems such as scales, patches, and acne on the skin. 
It is also advised to avoid high spice-containing foods as spices trigger the flares of eczema and also aggravate the Pitta Dosha inside the body which in turn leads to skin and digestion problems. 

Ayurvedic dietary tips and Recommendations

Following are some dietary tips suggested by Ayurvedic experts that you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle for getting rid of Eczema or any other skin disease. 

  • Drink more water. Ayurveda suggests drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily so that the harmful toxins get eliminated from the body properly.
  • Use Ayurvedic herbs such as Haldi, Neem, Triphala, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, Chandana, and Aloe-vera. You can add these herbs to your daily meals or consume them with lukewarm water. 
  • Avoid dairy products except for cow’s ghee and buttermilk. In addition to oral consumption, you can also do a massage on the affected areas or may take a bath with buttermilk. 
  • Do not consume Tamsik Bhojana, i.e.; non-vegetarian food, spicy, or stale food. 
  • Quit alcohol consumption and smoking.
  • Limit intake of coffee and tea as they can make eczema worse. Instead, take herbal kadha, soups, and juices.
  • Take salads on a daily basis consisting of fresh vegetables, fruits, and sprouts. 
  • Avoid spicy foods. Boiled vegetables are best for promoting the overall harmony of the body, mind, and soul.

Stress can be a prominent contributor to skin diseases, thus it is recommended not to take excessive tension. Ayurvedic treatment eczema accentuates maintaining a balance between physical as well as psychological health. Do yoga and meditation, it will not only calm your mind but also improves your skin health. 
Now, you know what is good and what is bad for your skin. Keep your body filled with the right fuel in order to get disease-free and healthy skin. Consult with our Ayurvedic experts who will provide you with individualized Ayurvedic treatment and diet charts based on an in-depth clinical analysis of your body Prakriti and body-governing Doshas.

Choose Ayurveda and let your skin glow naturally and healthily.

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Dr Sharda Ayurveda

At Dr. Sharda Ayurveda emphasis is made on treating the patients with the power of Ayurveda and traveling along with them in the path of natural and safe healing. The satisfaction and recovery of our patients is our utmost priority.

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