Ayurvedic treatment for pimples

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jul 20, 2011

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Quick Bites

  • Acne vulgaris is very common malady of young people.
  • Texts of ayurveda recommend herbs for acne.
  • Avoid foods which are spicy, dry and oily.
  • Wash your face twice daily with mild cleanser.

Pimples are considered to be a common problem amongst youngsters, teenagers and even in adults. Although several cosmetic chemical based formulations claim to be effective in treating pimples and acne, resorting to ayurvedic treatment for pimples is the safest. Considering that your skin is already suffering from skin disorders, you might not want to aggravate the problem with the usage of unsafe chemicals.

Pimple Treatment

Most of these ayurvedic remedies are simple enough to be tried at home. However, in extreme cases, you can also seek consultation from a specialized ayurvedic practitioner for case specific options pertaining to ayurvedic treatment for pimples and acne.

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves: Make a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves and water. Apply it all over your face and leave overnight. Wash off the next day. This could be an effective remedy for treating blackheads as well.
  • Rose water and lime: Mix one part rose water along with one part limejuice and apply on the pimples. You need to leave this on for about half hour and wash off. The difference will be visible immediately.
  • Drumstick leaves and pods: Drumstick leaves and pods are also known to be effective in ayurvedic treatment of pimples. Grind them together and mix them with one part lime juice to make a paste. Apply on affected areas on a continuous basis for sustained results.
  • Papaya: If your pimples have developed painful swelling, the best remedy is to extract the juice of raw papaya fruit. You need to keep the skin and the seeds when making the pulp for juice extraction. Once the juice has been extracted, apply these on the pimples for immediate relief.
  • Sesame paste: If your pimples  itch, you need to make a paste of sesame seeds and water and then apply it on the affected area. This is one of the most effective ayurvedic remedies for treating itchy pimples, rashes as well as allergies.
  • Groundnut oil: Mix freshly squeezed juice of one lime along with equal amount of pure groundnut oil. Apply on the visible pimples and acne marks. This concoction is well suited to manage blackheads as well.
  • Tomato: Take a ripe tomato and pulp it. Apply this to your face. Wash off after 15 minutes for a remarkable and visible impact.
  • Potato: Grate one potato and apply on the affected area. This is a sure shot option for ayurvedic treatment for pimples marks. This also takes care of all forms of skin blemishes, whiteheads, blackheads and all sorts of rashes.
  • Milk and lime juice: Wash your face with the mixture of boiled milk and lime juice, if you have developed pimples, acne, broken skin, rashes or blackheads.
  • Cinnamon and honey: Get some cinnamon powder and mix it with equal portion of honey, for a smooth paste. Apply this paste to the affected areas of the face overnight. Rinse off next morning for a visible impact and a fresh glowing skin.
  • Mint juice: Mint juice is an excellent antiseptic lotion for the skin. Apply it to prevent infection from pimples. You can also use it as an effective remedy for various other skin diseases like eczema and rashes.


These simple yet effective options pertaining to ayurvedic treatment for pimples will surely make a difference in a big way.


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  • Shubham09 Jan 2013

    To whom it may concern: I am really fed up of the spots and pimples over my face. There was a time i was called "kishan kanhaiya" of my school because of my glowing face and personality. But things have changed. I want those days back. Please help me. Need to know some home effective methods to regain my glowing skin without spots and pimples.

  • tushar pise24 Dec 2012

    help me pimpals tritment

  • Arka14 Sep 2012

    the age old Ayurveda is often the answer to many problems, pimples should be one of them...good information

  • Vidiya sharma07 Jul 2012

    This is good article to know about ayurvedic tips or treatment for pimples .... :)

  • manaswini16 May 2012

    is this article really good? will there be any side effects

  • harshada malge16 Jan 2012

    The article is gudd...

  • Celine, Treatment For Acne19 Dec 2011

    It is best to use references and guides as well as to consult a professional in order to cure your pimples. It is also best to avoid makeup and avoid putting a lot of products in your face. Stop picking your face as it will aggravate your acne. You can also look at sites related to acne. Some of them are: http://www.atreatmentforpimples.com http://www.webmd.com