Dinesa Keram is an Antiseptic.
Reference Text: (Sahasrayogam)
PRESENTATION: 100 Ml
Why Dinesa Keram?
Dinesa Keram is an Ayurveda medicine for dermatitis that contains potent herbs processed in coconut oil. The active ingredients in Dinesa Keram are beneficial in skin disorder treatment and can also help relieve dermatological conditions. It is an Ayurvedic medicine for itching, eczema and external application of this oil can aid in reducing itching, skin rashes and other skin manifestations with Kapha and Pitta dosha vitiation.
Additional benefits of Kerala Ayurveda's Dinesa Keram are:
- It acts as an antiseptic is said to help in reducing skin infections
- It helps in providing relief from itching commonly associated with skin allergies and other conditions.
- It aids in the relief of Herpes, Scabies and Psoriasis and helps to reduce the associated symptoms like rashes, itching, and others.
- It is beneficial in promoting natural skin complexion
- It is said to be one of the prescriptions to help pacify vitiated Kapha and Pitta in skin disorders.
Ingredients of Kerala Ayurveda's Dinesa Keram
- The main ingredient of this oil is Ventilago madraspatana or Dinesavalli. This tree is found in Southern India and Maharashtra, and the bark of the tree is used in the treatment of a variety of skin diseases.
Other key ingredients include:
- Kalka dravya – Bark of Ventilago maderaspatana/Dinesavalli
- Sneha dravya - Taila Coconut oil
- Drava Dravya - Fresh juice of Dinesavalli and Boerhaavia diffusa/Punarnava
Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity and they can be temporary or permanent, painless or painful. Some skin disorders have situational causes, while others may be genetic and while most skin disorders are minor, others can indicate a more serious issue. Some skin conditions can also last a long time starting in childhood and continuing into adulthood. In some cases, the condition is not always present but will flare up at certain times as a response to certain triggers. The terms 'skin condition' and 'skin disorder' are used interchangeably to describe various skin problems, from small red bumps on the skin to widespread rashes. Some skin conditions can be unsightly but harmless, while others may be contagious however it is important to note that many skin conditions are also itchy or painful. The most common type of skin disorder is Dermatitis.
Dermatitis is a general term that describes skin irritation. Dermatitis is a common condition that has many causes and occurs in many forms usually involving itchy, dry skin or a rash on swollen, reddened skin. Dermatitis can be uncomfortable because the itchiness of the skin can range from mild to severe. Certain types of dermatitis can last a long time, while others may flare up, depending on the season and what the skin is exposed to.
Signs and symptoms of different types of dermatitis include:
- Atopic dermatitis (Eczema)
The word ‘eczema’ is used specifically to talk about atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema. Usually beginning in infancy, this red, itchy rash usually occurs where the skin flexes — inside the elbows, behind the knees and in front of the neck. The rash may leak fluid when scratched and crust over. People with atopic dermatitis may experience improvement and then seasonal flare-ups. Atopic dermatitis most often begins before age 5 and may persist into adolescence and adulthood. For some people, it flares periodically and then clears up for a time, even for several years.
This red, itchy stinging rash occurs where the skin has come into contact with substances that irritate the skin or cause an allergic reaction. Blisters may also develop due to this exposure to foreign irritants.
This condition causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. It usually affects oily okareas of the body, such as the face, upper chest and back. Seborrheic dermatitis can be a long-term condition with periods of improvement and then seasonal flare-ups. In infants, this condition is called cradle cap.
With this type of dermatitis, the affected skin thickens and develops bumps in hair follicles. Eczema is caused by a combination of factors like dry skin, environmental setting, and bacteria on the skin. It is often genetic, as people with eczema tend to have a family history of eczema, allergies, or asthma.
An Ayurvedic Perspective To Skin Itching
From the Ayurvedic point of view, the activities in the human system are controlled by the three biohumors called ‘doshas’ – Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Any disturbances in one or all of them can cause disease. The skin is also classified according to these bio humors.
Skin-disrupting toxins arise from excess rakta dhatu (blood tissue), which together with rasa dhatu (plasma) nourishes the skin. Rakta dhatu becomes imbalanced when a person ingests heating foods, imbibes alcohol or other liver irritants, endures intense sun exposure, works excessively, or experiences intense negative emotions—basically anything that has the attributes of the pitta dosha. Therefore, pitta-dominant individuals experience more skin diseases than vatas or kaphas, because pitta tends to overheat the blood. In contrast, when rasa and rakta dhatus are well balanced, the skin is smooth, moist, and glowing.
Ayurveda also believes that there may be cases of seasonal or acquired skin sensitivities that are caused due to a reactive type toxin called Amavisha. This is the more dangerous counterpart of the toxin 'Ama', which is usually created due to faulty digestion. If Ama is left to continue to accumulate in the digestive tract, it can spread to other tissues (dhatus) and organs and wreak havoc.
A brief classification of the skin type according to doshas is below:
Vata skin type: Vata skin is generally dry, thin, cool to the touch, easily dehydrated, and is very vulnerable to the influence of dry windy weather.
Pitta skin type: Pitta is mostly the Fire element, so the Pitta skin type tends to have more breakouts, photosensitivity, and less tolerance to hot food and fierceness in temperament. Pitta skin looks ruddy and is warm to the touch. Pitta skin types tend to be more prone to freckles and moles than the other skin types.
Kapha skin type: Kapha dosha is predominantly Water and Earth, so Kapha skin tends to have these qualities – it can be greasy, thick and more tolerant of the sun.
Most acute skin problems, like the temporary blisters and swelling associated with contact dermatitis, stem from reactions to external irritants, such as nickel in jewelry, poison ivy sap, or insect bites, or from the swelling and pain of an infected cut. Chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis, eczema, chronic hives, or acne, on the other hand, have internal causes, which Ayurveda attributes to toxins generated by imbalances in the blood, lungs, and liver.