Managing Herpes with Ayurveda Principles: A Case Report


  • Sumant M Pande Associate Professor Rognidan
  • Maheshwari D Joshi



Ayurveda Principles, Herpes, Visarpa, Raktamokshan, Siravedh, Venepuncture


Herpes is generally correlated with Visarpa in Ayurveda, In Modern science Herpes is a viral infection caused due to species of herpesviridae. It is treated with several oral and topical antivirals. These medicines are very expensive and have limited role to cure such type of viral infections; also they do not work upon the complications like post herpes neuralgia. Present case study enlightens about the effective treatment of herpes based upon ayurvedic principles; which not only completely cures the disease but also takes care of complications. Ayurvedic treatment is also cost effective and offers early recovery as well. Present case is treated with some ayurvedic Oral medicines and siravedh (Bloodletting by venepuncture) Patient got complete relief from signs and symptoms in twelve days; also there was no evidence of post herpetic neuralgia or any other complication of herpes. No side effects of treatment were observed in this case.

Key words : Ayurveda Principles, Herpes,  Raktamokshan, Siravedh, Venepuncture, visarpa.

Author Biographies

Sumant M Pande, Associate Professor Rognidan

Associate Professor, Department of Rognidan, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS), Salod, Wardha, Maharashtra. India.

Maheshwari D Joshi

Assistant Professor, Department of Swasthavritta, Dr. Rajendra Gode Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Amaravati, Maharashtra. India.




How to Cite

Pande, S. M., & Joshi, M. D. (2023). Managing Herpes with Ayurveda Principles: A Case Report. International Journal of Ayurvedic Medicine, 13(4), 1061–1067.