Today, we are going to discuss about a skin disease that affects a person’s outer beauty and develops various blisters on the body i.e. Pemphigus foliaceus. But still research is going on to rule out the cause of this disease.  In this article, we are going to discuss the etiology, the characteristic features of the disease, its Ayurvedic aspect and the treatment. Because herbs are a safe way to treat diseases as compared to steroids especially in case of skin diseases.


Pemphigus foliaceus is a rare skin disease which is characterized by blister formation and affects our outer skin layer, the sub corneal layer of epidermis. These blisters will spread all over the body and have a tendency to erode other skin layers. The exact cause of this disease is unknown but it is grouped under autoimmune diseases. In this disease the inflammation along with blisters creates scaly erosions.

This disease can occur at any age, equally present in both the genders but the incidence ratio is quite high in those who have a history of allergy, compromised immune system and it also triggers in rainy seasons.


As per Ayurveda, this disease is categorized under “Twak vikara” which occurs due to vitiation of all the tridoshas, especially Pitta and Kapha dosha. It will give rise to blisters and swelling on the skin, after affecting Rasa (Lymph), Rakta (Blood), Mamsa (Muscle tissue), and Meda (Adipose tissue) dhatu in our body. Further, these skin lesions will include kandu (itching), ruja (pain) and Shopha (Swelling). They also affect our digestive fire.


This disease has unknown etiology. But some common factors that are responsible are mentioned below:

  • Our immune system – As explained it is an autoimmune disease so our overactive immune system mistakenly starts attacking our healthy cells and understand them as a foreign body which causes abnormality in our skin cells and develop erosions like blisters.
  • Unwholesome diet – Excessive consumption of hot, spicy, oily food stuffs, incompatible food combinations, etc.
  • Unhealthy Lifestyle – Excessive exposure to chemicals, radiations, etc.
  • Use of steroids for a long duration.
  • Any history of autoimmune disease.
  • History of allergy like skin allergy, respiratory allergy, etc.
  • Family history of the disease.
  • Even there are some triggering factors of this disease – Smoking and drinking, skin diseases, rainy season, etc.


This disease is represented with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Appearance of blisters on the surface of skin, usually multiple.
  • In these cutaneous lesions there will be inflammation.
  • There will be pain.
  • Itching and burning sensation in the lesions.
  • Tenderness
  • Redness
  • Discolouration of the skin.
  • Even these blisters may ooze out fluids.
  • Recurrence of the blister.


In this disease various tests are required to confirm the diagnosis they are–

  • Blood tests
  • Samples of antibodies are tested.
  • Skin biopsy.


In Modern system of medicine, there are various topical steroids, antibiotics and immunosuppressants are used to tackle this condition but it will relapse again after some time. So always a holistic approach with the help of Ayurvedic medicines is the safest and the best treatment. In these diseases proper detoxifications of the body is required which we can do with the help of Vamana, Virechana, Basti and Internal medicines. Planet Ayurveda Provides The Treatment For Pemphigus Foliaceus, so let’s go through the medicines in detail.


Internal medications in this disease:

Gandhak Rasayan

This classical Ayurvedic medicine has an important role in purifying the skin and helps to heal various problems related to skin and blood cells. It contains purified gandhak (sulphur) as a basic ingredient which has antiviral and anti bacterial properties. These tablets help to flush out the toxins and heal the skin at a rapid pace. It also acts as a blood purifier thus an elixir for skin problems.

Dosage - 2 tabs twice daily after meals with normal water.

Manjishtha Cap

Manjishtha is a well known herb used for various skin ailments since ages due to its tremendous results. These capsules contain the pure extract of herb Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb helps to subside the blisters and resolves the associated symptoms. It also reduces the Pitta dosha in our body, reduces inflammation, burning sensation and also reduces the chances of developing new blisters. It rejuvenates the affected skin cells and also strengthens our immune system.

Dosage - 1 cap twice daily after meals with normal water.

Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is a mineral and herb based medicine that has a cooling effect on our body. It helps to subside pitta dosha and also bring balance to the tridoshas. It helps to modulate and strengthen our immune system, which is a main cause for the production of this disease. These capsules also avert the chance of recurrence of these skin eruptions.

Dosage - 1 cap twice daily after meals with normal water.

Radiant skin hair nails formula

This patent product of Planet Ayurveda which contains herbs like Swertia chiretta (Chireta), Aloe barbadensis (Ghrit kumari), etc. These herbs help to soothe the skin and bring back the normal skin colour of the affected areas. The detoxifying action and complexion regaining can be done with the use of this medicine.

Dosage - 1 cap twice daily after meals with normal water.

Local Applications

Recumin Gel

This gel is used topically and contains herbs like neem, coconut oil, guggul, etc. These herbs have antiseptic, and detoxifying properties so this liquid medicine helps to reduce the itching, skin discoloration, pain and blisters.

Nirgundi oil

Nirgundi oil has anti bacterial, anti-fungal, anti inflammatory properties which are required to resolve the blisters. This oil can be used topically to relieve the associated symptoms like itching, pain, tenderness, etc.

Direction For Use: Mix Recumin gel and Nirgundi oil and apply locally after proper wash, twice in a day.

Local Cleaning

Revivify Mandarin Orange Natural Handmade bar (2 packs)

For wash use this soap. The orange is enriched with vitamin c and anti-inflammatory properties so with these immense healing actions, it removes the crusts and heals lesions.


We can summarize Pemphigus foliaceus is an uncommon disease which can be managed with steroids, antibiotics, etc. But it will develop adverse effects if used for a long time. Thus a perfect solution is to treat it by safe herbo mineral medicines which have long lasting results and also avoids its chance of recurrence.

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Author's Bio: 

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurveda) is an expert Ayurvedic Doctor based in Chandigarh, India, and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic, and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: www.planetayurveda.com