Top 10 Herbs for Natural Treatment of Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE)

Know about the top 10 herbs that are very beneficial for the natural treatment of Polymorphous Light Eruption (PMLE).

About Polymorphous Light Eruption

The Polymorphous Light Eruption is commonly known as sun allergy or sun rash. For the Natural Treatment of PMLE Rash, one can approach Ayurveda. When a person who’s sensitive to UV radiation or sun rays gets exposed to sun rays, it can cause red-colored rashes or bumps on the skin. The exact cause of PMLE is unknown but it’s believed that sensitivity to the sun rays is the main reason behind sun allergy. One can easily get treated by using ayurvedic herbs. Symptoms may vary from person to person but commonly, red-colored rashes, itching, burning, and swelling or blistering of the skin can be seen in anyone with sun allergy. The exact pathophysiology of PMLE is complex, however, it is believed that the damage to the skin’s DNA due to the penetration of sun rays results in the appearance of red rashes or bumps. 

Top 10 Herbs for Polymorphous Light Eruption

The following are the top 10 herbs that are highly recommended in patients with PMLE:-

1. Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

Neem has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. It purifies the blood, detoxifies the body, and supports healthy skin. Neem can be consumed internally or applied topically. Lepanam (paste) of neem can be applied to the affected area to get instant relief from the inflammation i6

2. Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)

Manjistha is a potent blood purifier and detoxifier. It supports the removal of toxins from the body and promotes healthy skin. Manjistha surely helps to deal with the burning and itching of sun allergy rashes and also gives you healthy skin. Manjistha is typically consumed internally in powder or capsule form.

3. Haridra (Curcuma longa)

Haridra, also known as turmeric, has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps reduce inflammation, alleviate itching, and support skin health. Apply turmeric paste over the affected areas to protect them from inflammation and also redness. Turmeric can be consumed internally in the form of turmeric milk or applied topically and it is one of the best Herbs for PMLE Rash.

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4. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)

Guduchi is an immune-modulating herb that helps strengthen the body’s natural defenses. It supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, and aids in detoxification. Guduchi helps to get rid of sun allergy by boosting immunity. If your immunity is strong, you will be from 50% of allergies. 

5. Triphala

Triphala is a combination of three fruits – Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula). It helps in detoxification, digestion, and elimination of toxins from the body. Triphala is highly recommended for skin allergies, food allergies, and for boosting immunity. Consume Triphala capsules daily to improve your overall health. 

6. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)

Amalaki, also known as Indian Gooseberry, is a rich source of vitamin C and antioxidants. It helps boost the immune system, supports healthy skin, and aids in detoxification. Amalaki helps indirectly by reducing inflammation, balancing doshas, and also boosting the immune system.  

7. Chandan (Santalum album)

Chandan, or sandalwood, has cooling and soothing properties. It helps reduce inflammation, relieve itching, and promote skin healing. Chandan is typically applied topically in the form of paste or oil over the red rashes to soothe them and frequent application of Chandan gives you a clear, brighter, and healthier skin. 

8. Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb that supports overall well-being. It helps balance the doshas, strengthens the immune system, and promotes healthy skin. Shatavari is used in many herbal formulations to maintain skin health. 

9. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is well known for its cooling and soothing properties and it is the best Natural Treatment of PMLE Rash. Aloe has been part of many skin health herbal formulations. Apply Aloe gel directly on the rashes to get instant relief and frequent use of Aloe Vera juice internally aids in improving overall skin health. 

10. Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)

Due to its anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, Lodhra is highly recommended for treating skin issues like sun allergy rashes. It reduces inflammation, redness, itching, and burning. Lodhra is used in any skin wellness herbal medicine.

How Do These Herbs Work for PMLE Natural Treatment?

These herbs not only treat PMLE but also work on other health aspects like:-

  • Reducing inflammation
  • Boosting immunity
  • Balancing doshas
  • Correcting hyperactive immunity

In this way, herbs have dual benefits of treating PMLE and also preventing the patient from future occurrences of sun allergies and other types of allergies. 

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The Bottom Line

Ayurveda considers PMLE rash as a common allergic issue found in people who are sensitive to UV rays or sun rays and highly exposed to the sun. Ayurveda offers a holistic treatment approach for the treatment of PMLE rash with the use of potential herbs and herbal formulations. For deep guidance and assistance, one can consult with Ayurvedic experts of IAFA Ayurveda®. Book your appointment now to consult online.

Dr. Sahil Gupta completed his Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (B.A.M.S.) and Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA) India. He is Registered Ayurvedic Doctor & Vaidya in India having Registration No. 23780. He is the CEO and founder of IAFA. After completing BAMS, Dr. Sahil Gupta started practicing Ayruveda by giving prime importance to allergic disorders management. He became the first Ayurvedic doctor to cure Food Allergies through Ayurveda. Read More About Dr. Sahil Gupta.

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