Can Ayurveda heal the seborrhea?


Ayurveda (the devanagari: The Science of Life) is a traditional, indigenous medical system that originated in India. Today, it is successfully practiced not only there, but in many other parts of the world, as complementary medicine, because of its ability to increase the individual’s own defenses.


Ayurveda believes in five elements: Earth, water, fire, air and space, which make up the universe and the human body. Plasma, blood, meat tissues, fats, bones, bone marrow and semen are thought to be the seven basic constituents of the body that correspond to the above mentioned elements.


Ayurveda has successfully worked with many health conditions that conventional medicine still considers incurable. This is also the case with seborrheic dermatitis – a condition of the skin whose typical symptoms are red patches covered with bright yellowish and oily flakes. Usually there is no itching, but it does occur. Yeast fungal skin microbes , also called “Malassezia” , and a weak immune system are thought to contribute to its development. But hormonal imbalance and stress can also exacerbate symptoms.


Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic, non-contagious skin inflammation that may have long periods of improvement and others in which the problem may increase.


Symptoms of seborrheic dermatitisseborrhea

When it comes to seborrheic dermatitis , it should be noted that it also appears in babies, also known as gneisses on the head . Here, too, it is found in areas that contain a large number of fatty glands, such as the face, scalp, and even skin folds in the diaper area.


In adults, this condition, in addition to the scalp, also occurs along the hairline, between the eyebrows, on the cheeks, and especially in the folds of the skin that go from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth.


Seborrheic dermatitis can spread to other parts of the body, often over the sternum and spine, but skin folds under the breast, in the armpit or groin can also be affected. In men, spots can sometimes appear in the genital area.


Foods to combat seborrheic dermatitis


If your body has a problem with the sebaceous glands, you first need to get used to eating healthy fats . Fat is essential in your diet, but not fat that your body cannot digest well. Therefore, the first step in the fight against seborrheic dermatitis is to learn to avoid harmful fats and increase healthy ones.


Harmful fats:

Red meat and sausages   

Fried food   

Hydrogenated or trans fat   

Fast food   

Sweets, biscuits, cakes   

Ice cream and sweet creams.   


Healthy Fats:

Vegetable, cold pressed oils   

Cedar nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, cashews, Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seed oil   

Avocado – a high-fat fruit   

Egg yolk   



Avoid milk of animal origin and their products

Whenever your body has a skin problem, you should be aware that milk and its products often cause problems because they can not be processed well and digested by the digestive system and this results in a significant skin imbalance . Therefore, it is advisable to first eliminate milk, which is difficult to digest. Then try to remove its derivatives as well:




Creams of milk and cream      



Digestions, kefir, goat or sheep’s milk or lactose-free milk are the easiest to digest.Meat products


Natural remedies for the treatment of seborrhea


External applications


Honey is an antibacterial, nutrient and antifungal agent that has long been used to solve skin problems such as seborrheic dermatitis, which also relieves itching and skin irritation.

As with seborrheic dermatitis, acne, pimples, or oily skin, it is advisable to apply green clay masks once or twice a week. It should be mixed with water to form a liquid paste. It is then applied to the face, neck and scalp . Green clay is very useful because it has the property of absorbing fats, impurities and dead cells .

It is good to apply apple cider vinegar to the entire scalp by carefully massaging with the tips of the fingers; then leave for a few minutes and rinse. It is recommended to use 3 to 4 times a week.

Aloe vera and saber have the ability to normalize the skin. If it is dry they moisturize it, and if it is oily they normalize it. They are also useful in the fight against fungi and relieve scalp irritation. Like green clay, they are recommended for all skin problems.

Among the less known home remedies for the relief of seborrhea is a tincture of bee propolis mixed with water, gel or ointment. In this case, 50 drops of it are placed in a glass of water and the mixture is applied on a wet scalp. Leave it on for about half an hour, after which the hair is washed.


Buzz (“Eldreflower” or Spanish “La flor de saúco”) is used to deal with various ailments or discomforts on the body. It has many properties, some of which are: airway decontamination, diuretic, blood purifier , natural insecticide. But among its properties are some that are used to relieve dermatitis discomfort. It has a soothing, moisturizing, anti-inflammatory effect and relieves itching of sudden rashes.


You can take it as an infusion , but for dermatitis it is best to use it externally. For this you need to take 3 tablespoons. elderberry and put it in ½ l of boiling water. Allow it to boil for a few seconds and then soak for about 1 minute. Still hot, apply it on cotton skin.


Seborrheic dermatitis is recommended to be washed with dandelion tea 3 times a week. Take 60 grams of the plant and put it in a liter of water for 10 minutes, then cover, allow to cool, strain and use water to wet the scalp.

The benefits of seawaterSeawater benefits


For all types of skin problems, but especially for seborrheic dermatitis, we can see great improvements with seawater. Summer can be a good season to reduce symptoms, especially if you are standing outdoors. Sea and sun baths are moderately recommended for improving seborrhea as they eliminate excess fat from the skin and scalp .

If you can’t go for a swim in the sea, you can also take seawater and apply it directly to your skin after a shower, leaving it to dry naturally. (You will find it in specialty stores or pharmacies.)


Beer May

This gorgeous, healthy, delicious (maybe not for everyone), natural supplement helps us to cure many ailments and aesthetic problems , including on the skin. This is because it acts as a cleanser, eliminates toxins that accumulate in the skin, and soothes conditions such as psoriasis, stretch marks and more. 

You can start your day with applesauce, carrots, celery and brewer’s yeast powder or flakes; or take a tablespoon of beer yeast mixed with water or juice every morning. You can also mix one tablespoon with apple cider vinegar and melt roast potatoes for lunch in this mixture.


Other dietary recommendations

To improve the condition of seborrheic dermatitis, it is strongly recommended to eliminate from your diet all refined sugars, saturated fat, fried foods, sweets and other processed foods as they always increase the problem.


Vitamins help to improve the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. Beta-carotene is a precursor antioxidant to vitamin A and in addition to carrots, it can be found in other foods such as: valerian, spinach, dandelion, etc. Beta-carotene is a component that can be beneficial not only for those who suffer from seborrhea, but also atopic dermatitis. It can be used externally to treat skin problems because it facilitates the absorption of Vitamin A, which is an essential vitamin for healthy skin. Vitamin A deficiency is thought to cause seborrhea. 


Consume spirulina, beer yeast and wheat germ daily because they are rich in minerals, vitamins, especially group B, and enzymes that help to strengthen the skin and boost the immune and nervous systems.


Natural treatments for seborrheic dermatitis


Homemade anti-seborrheic lotion

To remove seborrheic dermatitis, you can prepare homemade lotion. Apply it once a day before bedtime.


Ingredients and method of preparation:

ж jojoba oil (50ml)   

10 drops of tea tree essential oil   

Mix jojoba oil with tea tree essential oil   

Apply the mixture on the affected area and massage gently   


Tea tree essential oil is an excellent remedy for all types of fungi and skin bacteria.




Always keep in mind that seborrhea, like other ailments, can be associated with emotional problems. If you are in a stressful season or have emotional problems , your body can feel it inside and out. Engage in activities that will help you balance your nervous system, such as yoga, tai chi, swimming, etc.


Homeopathic medicines 

There are homeopathic remedies that are good for oily skin problems and that regulate and stimulate the system naturally . (These can be found in pharmacies.) Usually, three pellets are taken per day and placed under the tongue. For best effect, this treatment is carried out for at least two months.


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