Divya Switrghan Lep for Leukoderma

Divya Switrghan Lep is Ayurvedic medicine from Swami Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy.  It is indicated in Shivtra and hence named Switrghan Lep (paste).

This is an herbal formulation to improve leukoderma and other discoloration of the skin. It may help in skin diseases and clearer and fresh-looking skin. It contains Bakuchi, Manjistha, Gairik and Henna. Bakuchi plant is especially useful in leukoderma, vitiligo, leprosy, psoriasis and inflammatory diseases of the skin.

Vitiligo, Leucoderma, White Leprosy, Kilasa, Shivtra or Safed Daag is a skin condition characterized by progressive, idiopathic, white patches on the skin. The exact cause for this condition is not known but it may be due to immune system problems.  Vitiligo happens because the cells (melanocytes) that give color to the skin get destroyed. It can begin at any age, but in about 50% of the patients, it starts before the age of 20. There is no specific cure for vitiligo, but there are many ways in which the symptoms can be controlled.

Babchi helps in vitiligo, hypopigmented lesions or leucoderma as its chief constituent psoralen is a photoactive furocoumarin that binds to DNA when exposed to UV light to form photoproducts with pyrimidine base. This action inhibits DNA synthesis and causes decrease in cell proliferation and hence spread of leukoderma patches.

Bakuchi increases the rate of synthesis and amount of melanin and encourages skin to recover from a vitiliginous state. Ultraviolet rays (of early morning sunlight) exposure on affected area of skin promote the growth and proliferation of melanocyte.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

  • Manufacturer: Divya Pharmacy / Patanjali
  • Synonyms: Patanjali Divya Switrghan Lep
  • Availability: Online and at medical stores
  • Type of medicine: Proprietary Medicine
  • Main Indication: Leucoderma and other discolouration of the skin
  • Suitable for: Everyone
  • MRP/Price: DIVYA SWITRGHAN LEP 100 gram @ INR 40.00

Divya Switrghan Lep Composition

Ingredients present in this formulation are given below:

Each 100 gram contains:

  • Psoralea coryfolia 57.1 gram
  • Rubia cordifolia 14.3 gram
  • Ochre 14.3 gram
  • Lawsonia inermis 14.3 gram

Babchi

Psoralea corylifolia, commonly known as Babchi/Bavchi/Babechi, is used in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and Chinese medicine for treating skin diseases such as leukoderma, skin rashes, infections, and others.

Bakuchi contains bakuchinol (phenol), psoralen, isopsoralen, psorelidin, isopsoralidin, dehydroisopsoralidin and corylifolen. The furanocoumarins, which contain psoralens, promote pigmentation when applied topically. It improves the color of skin, hair, and nails.

Bakuchi increases the rate of synthesis and amount of melanin and encourages skin to recover from a vitiliginous state. Ultraviolet rays (of early morning sunlight) exposure on affected area of skin promote the growth and proliferation of melanocyte.

Bakuchi may occasionally cause inflammatory skin eruptions when used externally in conjunction with UV therapy for psoriasis and vitiligo. The furanocoumarins, containing psoralens, promote pigmentation but are also considered to carry a high risk when used with great exposure to UV light. While its therapeutic efficacy is indisputable caution is advised.

Manjishtha

Manjishtha, Manjith, Indian madder or Rubia cordifolia–Radix (Rubiaceae) is pure herb extract of Rubia cordifolia. It is one of the most important herb for treating skin diseases such as itching in eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, vitiligo, acne, acne rosacea and herpes (kustha, visarpa).

Manjishtha has alterative, haemostatic, astringent, diuretic, lithotriptic, emmenagogue, antipyretic and antitumour properties.

Manjishtha helps in stubborn and chronic lesions, scabies and tinea pedis. It is a wonderful rejuvenative to the complexion.

Geru / Ochre / Gairika (red-ochre)

Gairika, rakta pasana, giri mrt, gaveruka, svarna varna, pararh varna, mandana and svarna gairika, are all synonymous. Gairika is a silicate of alumina coloured with oxide of iron. Gairika is vishada (non-slimy), unctuous, astringent, sweet and cooling. It is purified by being soaked in milk seven times, and is described as sweetish, astringent, cooling, and useful in ulcers, burns, boils etc.

Lawsonia inermis

Lawsonia inermis (Syn. Lawsonia alba Family: Lythraceae) known as Mehndi or Henna. It has cooling action and used in treatment of pruritis, ulcers, obstinate skin diseases etc.

Ayurvedic Action / Karma of Divya Switrghan Lep

  • Kusthaghna: herbs which treats skin diseases.
  • Shodhana: herbs which actually clear the excess doshas out of the body.
  • Shonita sthapana: herbs which are haemostatic.
  • Stambhana: herbs which are astringent stop bleeding and are drying.
  • Varnya: Increases the glow of complexion or establishes normal glow.

Biomedical Action of Divya Switrghan Lep

  • Anti-inflammatory: Reducing inflammation by acting on body mechanisms.
  • Antiseptic: Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
  • Astringents: Constrict tissues; styptic.

Divya Switrghan Lep Health Benefits

  • Its regular use may help in skin diseases.
  • It may promote clearer and fresh-looking skin.
  • It may help in restoring the original composition of the skin cells and the restoration of the original composition of the skin cells.

Divya Switrghan Lep Therapeutic Uses

  • leucoderma
  • other discoloration of the skin
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin-disorders, viz. pimples, acne, wrinkles on face, loss of shining & luster, darkness, etc.

How to Use Divya Switrghan Lep

  • Take one teaspoonful of Divya Switrghan Lep.
  • Make a paste by adding either rose-water or un-boiled milk.
  • Apply on the face, allow it to remain for 3 to 4 hours and wash the face with lukewarm water.
  • Or use as directed by doctor.

Suggestions

  • It is for topical use only.
  • It can be safely used during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Effectivity of herbal medicine depends on many factors. A medicine suitable for one person may not essentially give same result in another person.
  • Regular use of Bakuchi powder and Bakuchi Oil for one year reduces the size of patch, changes the color of patches from white to reddish.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Discontinue if hypersensitivity occurs.
  • Avoid Tea, Coffee, Alcoholic Beverages and all condiments and highly-flavored dishes.
  • Avoid touching affected skin areas.
  • Avoid/do not eat, Jaggery, Sesame (Til), Curd, Raw Tomato, Raw Onion, Raw Garlic, Citrus Fruits such as Lemon, Oranges, Pickles, Chilies, Fish, Brinjal, Jackfruit, Heavy Diets, etc.
  • Do not take pitta vardhak/heating food items, spicy-oily and heavy to digest food items.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Include Cow Milk and Ghee, Moong, Parwal, Rice, Spinach, Methi and easily digestive food items in diet.
  • Limit salt intake. Excess salt intake, causes water retention in body. This contributes to swelling, and retention of toxins in body.
  • Use mild soap.
  • Wear clean cotton clothes.

Contraindications

  • There is no known contraindication for this medicine.
  • Its traditional use is considered safe used with moderate exposure to sunlight.
  • It contains Mehndi Beej and may leave yellow colour on the skin. Therefore, it is better to be applied at night.
  • Results are visible after regular use only.
  • It may not be very helpful in improving the skin complexion. But may help in improving skin condition.

Side-effects of Divya Switrghan Lep

  • There are no known side-effects for this medicine.
  • No drug–herb interactions are known but caution should be observed with external applications.
  • Bakuchi should not be used with patients undergoing
  • PUVA therapy due to the increased risk of photosensitive reactions.

Storage

  • Store in a cool and dry place in tightly closed containers,
  • protected from light and moisture.
  • Keep away from the sight and reach of children.
  • Keep bottle cap closed after every use.

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