Tinea versicolor is a yeast infection caused by Malassezia globose fungus. This fungus dwells in the body but owing to certain circumstances, it tends to multiply rapidly causing irritation, itching, and patchy flakes on the skin. It is a common non-contagious skin disorder.
Though it is not a life-threatening disorder, its visibility on the skin can cause severe emotional stress, lack of self-confidence, and trauma to the sufferers.
Causes of Tinea Versicolor in the United States
The overgrowth of fungus can be triggered by a combination of environmental as well as biological factors which include:
- Oily skin
- A weakened immune system
- Hormonal fluctuations during teenage
How does Ayurveda help to Treat Tinea Versicolor in the United States?
In Ayurveda, Tinea Versicolor can be correlated to Sidma Kushta, which is one among the Maha kushtas.
Institute of Applied Food Allergy® provides authentic Ayurvedic treatment for Tinea versicolor through herbs and herbal remedies all over the world including the United States. The treatment of tinea versicolor at IAFA® is done by eliminating the root cause of the condition.
Herbal Formulations offered by IAFA® for Treatment of Tinea Versicolor are:
1) IAFA AF – 7 Cream
IAFA AF – 7 Cream is a potent natural fungicide that can retard the growth of fungi responsible for causing tinea versicolor. Its regular application soothes skin irritation as it acts as a natural moisturizer. This cream is purely an herbal formulation consisting of: Haridra (Curcuma longa), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Sirisa (Albizia lebbeck), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Sigru (Moringa oleifera), Senna (Cassia angustifolia), Chakarmard (Cassia tora) and Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera).
How to use: It can be applied directly. Apply 1-2 gm of the cream on the affected part twice or thrice a day.
2) IAFA AF – 7 Powder
IAFA AF-7 Powder is endowed with anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties which when applied externally on the affected areas make the patches disappear whilst giving a soothing effect to the skin.
How to use: Apply externally as a water-based paste for 15-20 minutes. For making the paste, take 3-5 grams of IAFA AF – 7 powder in 20 ml water and apply it once a day.
For Wash: For washing, mix 5-10 grams of IAFA AF-7 Powder in 1-liter water.
3) IAFA AF – 7 Bar
IAFA AF-7 Bar is formulated without using any additives to achieve effectiveness, with cost-effective benefits and no side effects. It washes away the harmful bacteria and fungi from the skin’s surface without causing skin dryness. This soap is formulated by using the following natural herbs: Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Madhuka (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Asana (Pterocarpus marsupium), Darvi (Berberis aristata), Sirisa (Albizia lebbeck), Chakarmard (Cassia tora), Rakt Chandana (Pterocarpus santalinus) and Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera).
Usage: Use IAFA AF – 7 Bar for bathing purposes.
4) IAFA AF – 7 Tablet
IAFA AF – 7 Tablet consists of various skin-friendly herbs such as: Khadira (Acacia catechu), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Tvak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Chakarmard (Cassia tora) and Triphala (compound drug).
Dose: Take 2 tablets twice a day after taking meals.
5) Changeri Capsules
Changeri Capsules by IAFA® contain the standardized extract of Changeri (Oxalis corniculata) herb.
Dose: Take 1 capsule twice a day after meals.
6) IAFA AF – 7 Tea
The antioxidant and immunity-boosting herbs in IAFA AF – 7 Tea are: Katurohini (Picrorhiza kurroa), Pada (Cissampelos pareira), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Kutaja (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Khadira (Acacia catechu), and Chirayata (Swertia chirata).
Dose: ½ teaspoon (2.5 g approx.) for 1 cup of tea to be taken twice a day.
IAFA® works on the core principles of Ayurveda to provide relief in allergic skin conditions like Tinea Versicolor naturally. Dr. Gupta at IAFA® has successfully managed thousands of patients of tinea versicolor through unique herbal formulations manufactured at IAFA® along with changes in diet and lifestyle. The Ayurvedic system of medicine is the only natural measure for managing skin allergies completely. Book an appointment for a consultation now.