Ayurvedic Treatment for Bacterial Skin Infections

Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are the common bacteria causing infection in skin. It commonly includes Boils and Cellulitis.

Causes of Bacterial Infection of the Skin

Even though everyone is exposed to bacteria, only a few get affected by infection due to certain factors like:

  • Diabetes.
  • Low immune power.
  • Damaged skin due to burns, eczema, cracks or dry skin.
  • Surgical intervention, giving injections without proper aseptic precautions.
  • Any trauma or injury due to fall or accidents.
  • Obesity.
  • Spread of infection from infected person through razor, towels, pillow cover, etc.
  • Certain diseases like HIV, cancer can also precipitate.


Symptoms of Bacterial Infection of Skin include

  • Pus filled boils/blisters.
  • Ulcer or sore formation.
  • Fluid discharge.
  • Red rashes with swelling.
  • In severe infection you may get fever also.


Ayurvedic Treatment for Bacterial Infection of the Skin

You can take the below medicines internally to treat the bacterial infection:


These medicines have Pitta dosha pacifying property and also purifies your blood. It will relieve you from itching associated with bacterial infection.

Dos and Dont’s

  • If you have any wounds, do proper dressing and apply ointments.
  • Wash your wound with proper antiseptic solution.
  • Keep your skin well moistened.
  • Include wheat, dates, raisins, pomegranate, gooseberry, ginger, coriander, pepper, long pepper and buttermilk in your diet.
  • Avoid pickles, sauce, curds. Reduce salty, sour and spicy foods.
  • Avoid pitta aggravating diet and lifestyle.
  • Avoid more exposure to hot environment and humid climate.
  • Avoid alcohol intake and smoking.
  • Avoid sharing towels, razor, etc. with others.
  • Minimise long distance travelling.


Additional Reading:

Cure Boils Naturally

Balancing Pitta Dosha

Bacterial Skin Infections – An Overview


To get more information and to buy ayurvedic products for treating bacterial skin infections, please click links below:

Aragwadhadi Kashayam

Mahatiktakam Kashayam

Manjishtadi Kashayam 

Triphala guggulu

Kaishore guggulu

Khadira capsule

Neem capsules

Triphala Powder


3 thoughts on “Ayurvedic Treatment for Bacterial Skin Infections

  • December 30, 2015 at 8:13 am

    A very useful post. Would like to add these:
    1. Need to mention that Saribadyasava is also helpful in treating these infections with its detoxifying and blood purifying properties.
    2.Please mention what ointments (Ayurvedic) can be used while dressing the lesions.
    3.I don't agree about keeping the area moistened. Bacteria breed in moist environment. Avoid tight fitting clothes, abrasion. Keeping skin clean and dry will help prevent infection of the hair follicles.
    4. Dry skin problems, on the other hand, like eczema should be treated to prevent bacteria from entering.
    5. We are not just exposed to bacteria, different types of bacteria are present on our skin.

  • September 8, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Hello sir / madam,
    I have an eczema from last more than six months now it has been cured 70 %.
    Itching starts some time..

  • December 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    This needs further investigation, and I would recommend you to book a consultation, Instead of recommending random products and trying them in vain.
    I would be able to talk to you, understand your symptoms, diagnose the cause, and then advise you a diet, nutrition and lifestyle plan along with any medications if necessary. Would you be interested?
    If yes, please order a consultation from : https://store.nirogam.com/products/consultation-with-an-expert-ayurvedic-doctor-for-30-minutes-including-diet-and-lifestyle-guidelines

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