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Types Of Burn Injuries And Ayurvedic Approach Of Treating Them!

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Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Jammu  •  21years experience
Types Of Burn Injuries And Ayurvedic Approach Of Treating Them!

Every year approximately 70 lakhs of burn injury cases are recorded in India. Burn injuries can affect anyone, anytime. These wounds are caused due to several factors such as- coming in contact with fire or hot liquid, skin damage due to sunburn, chemical burns, etc.

Types of burn injuries as per Ayurveda- The pain resulting from burn injuries can be persistent and intense. Depending on its severity, burn injuries are classified into the following types-

1) Plusta (First degree burn)- these types of burns only affect the epidermal or outer most layers of your skin. Occurs when your skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun.


2) Durdagdha (Second degree burn)- affects the dermis or second layer of the skin.


  • Wound turns pink, soft and moist
  • Discharge of pus/fluid
  • Red blisters

3) Samyagdagdha (Third degree burn)- when the injury extends beyond the dermis and penetrates deeper tissues.


4) Atidagdha (Fourth degree burn)- this type of injury causes damage to the hypodermis. The muscles, veins, nerves, and even bones are severely damaged.


  • Burning sensation
  • Fever
  • Thirst

Ayurvedic Approach to Heal Burn Injuries-

Skin burns, whether minor or major, leaves behind ugly, unsightly scars. These are often disturbing and upsetting. One way you can get rid of the pain and these burn scars is by adopting an Ayurvedic approach. Ayurveda uses natural ingredients, herbs and medicated oils, packed with anti-inflammatory healing properties to offer quick relief from the pain-

  1. Applying Calendula or Marigold oil and Lavender oil provides instant relief from burns.
  2. Apply banana paste on the burn injury for about 10 minutes. This will help reduce the appearance of the scars.
  3. Take a papaya and mash it. Apply the paste on the burn site. It will remove the dead cells with the help of enzymes.
  4. Slice a tomato in pieces and rub it on the scar. This will not only reduce the pain, but also help the scars fade away.

Ayurveda thus aids in pain management for burn injuries by offering natural remedies that are safe and easily accessible.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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