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Shingles Natural Ayurvedic Treatment

Author : Gurnam Saini  


Shingles is an infective disorder  may caused due to a virus, varicella-zoster virus. This infection may causes a severe painful rash on the skin. Shingles can occur on the skin on any part of the body. However, it usually becomes evident as a single stripe of rash or blisters, which wraps around one side of the torso. Ayurveda may offers alternative Shingles natural treatment that could provide relief from the painful rash and can help in reducing the appearance of the blisters by regulating the body immunity [1]


Varicella-zoster virus is also known to cause another common infective disorder, chickenpox. Patients who had had chickenpox tend to have the virus lying dormant in the nerve tissues near the brain and spinal cord for several years. The virus can reactivate later and cause shingles. The use of home remedies for shingles can help to improve the immunity of a person and reduce the risk of reactivation of the virus. This can help the patients with a history of chickenpox to avoid Shingles infection in the future.


The symptoms of this infection affect a small part of one side of the body. The common signs and symptoms of this infection include burning pain, numbness and tingling, and an increased sensitivity to touch. There may be an intense red rash, which starts about 3 to 4 days after the pain. Patients may also develop blisters, which break open and leave crusts. Some other symptoms of shingles are itching, headache, fever, and sensitivity to light.


Shingles can affect the nerves and cause complications such as tingling and numbness of the affected parts. The neurological symptoms of this disease occur a few years after the patients have recovered from an episode of chickenpox. The virus enters the nervous system and lays inactive for several years. When the virus reactivates, it travels along the nerves to the dermal layers thus producing the skin symptoms of shingles.


However, not all patients who have had chickenpox develop shingles. A natural remedy for shingles using natural herbs can help in the destruction of the viruses lying dormant in the body thus preventing the development of shingles.


Shingles is more common in the patients having a low immunity. Hence, it is more common in the older patients and those suffering from HIV/AIDS or cancer. Patients undergoing treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy for cancer can develop this disease due to the lower resistance to infections. Immunosuppressive medications prescribed to prevent the rejection of a graft or transplanted organs can also increase the risk of shingles.


A patient suffering from shingles can spread the varicella-zoster virus to others who are not immune to chickenpox. The spread of infection may occur through direct contact of the skin with the open sores caused due to the shingles rash. However, once infected, the person develops chickenpox, and not shingles.


Though shingles is not a life-threatening condition, it can be highly painful. An early diagnosis of this condition and ayurvedic treatments using natural herbs, dietary changes, and panchakarma therapy can help to reduce the intensity and duration of its symptoms and prevent the complications.


The common complications of this infection include post-herpetic neuralgia, which occurs when the shingles pain persists long after the rash has cleared. Vision loss is also a common complication of Shingles.


Remedies For Shingles Nerve Pain


Patients looking for natural treatment may seek an ayurveda consulation at one of the best ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne. These treatments include the use of herbs for shingles nerve pain and other symptoms and reducing the risk of complications.


Ayurvedic treatments using natural herbs, dietary changes, and panchakarma therapy may help to reduce the intensity and duration of its symptoms and prevent the complications.


Herbal Ayurveda Treatment For Shingles


Ayurveda recommends an herbal and natural management for shingles. These traditional herbs may produce a natural antiviral, antibacterial and toxins removal effect.


  • Giloy: Ayurveda, the system of Indian medicine, recommends the use of Giloy for an effective management of Shingles. It can produce an antiviral effect and help in the destruction of viruses.

  • Neem: Neem possesses a great antiviral potential. It can destroy the viruses and help provide relief from the symptoms of Shingles. It also acts as a natural antibacterial agent and reduces the risk of superadded bacterial infections. The antioxidant effect of Neem can help protect the nerves and eyes against oxidative damage and prevent the complications of this disease.

  • Manjistha: Manjistha is one of the most effective ayurvedic natural antivirals for shingles. It can prevent neuralgia and improve the functions of the nervous system. It can help also boost the immunity and enhance the body’s natural ability to fight infections.

  • Daruhaldi: Daruhaldi can be used as a natural antiviral agent to control the symptoms of Shingles. It can help reduce skin rashes, itching, blisters, and burning sensation.

  • Mulethi: The use of ayurvedic herbs such as Mulethi can help to reduce the risk of chickenpox and Shingles. It can be used to relieve itching, skin rashes, and blistering.


Ayurveda Natural Managment for Shingles Virus


The best natural management for shingles may be achieved through the use of ayurvedic herbal treatments. The ayurvedic treatment includes the use of natural remedies, which work by improving the strength of the immune cells. They enhance the ability of the immune system to attack and destroy the viruses thus reducing the risk of developing chicken pox as well as shingles.


The ayurvedic doctor in Melbourne also advises the patients about the diet they should follow to keep the symptoms in control. The ayurvedic diet is aimed at improving the general health of the patients to increase the body’s resistance to shingles. The diet includes all the essential nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin A, and iron, which produce an antioxidant effect and protect the body against complications such as vision loss, neuralgias, and anemia, respectively.


Ayurvedic Medicine In Australia


Patients diagnosed with shingles may seek Ayurvedic medicine in Australia to manage their symptoms in a naturally safe and effective manner. The ayurvedic treatment is aimed not just at relieving the symptoms, but also preventing the complications of this infection. The ayurvedic doctors at the Melbourne wellness centre also advise the patients about the foods to eat and the foods to avoid. They advise the patients to eat the foods that can produce a natural antiviral and immune boosting effect. This can be of great benefit for the patients who have developed chickenpox in the past to avoid the reactivation of the virus in the future.

The naturopath in Melbourne may recommend panchakarma therapy. Panchakarma treatment can help to detoxify the body and thus, stimulate the elimination of harmful toxins from the blood thus restoring health. A regular treatment at the Melbourne natural medicine clinic can help the patients to prevent the progression of chickenpox and shingles and relieve the symptom of existing shingles infection.


If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with Shingles, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.





Disclaimer: The information on ayurvedic products and medicines on our website is for educational purposes only. One should not buy these products over the counter. These should only be taken after ayurvedic consultation with an ayurvedic practitioner. The uses and indications of these herbal products are based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books. These herbs should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Although there is a lot of research done on Ayurveda these days, yet these herbal products might not hold enough current research based evidence.


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Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More