Dashanga Lepa Indications & Precautions | Ayurcentralonline

Dashanga Lepa is an Ayurvedic herbal paste clinically used as an anti-inflammatory agent and widely recommended for treating a multitude of skin disorders including herpes wounds, eczema and inflammation. 

Ingredients of Dashanga Lepa 

Dashanga Lepa is a polyherbal formulation prepared by blending ten different herbs, viz Shirisha, Yashtimadhu, Tagara, Rakta chandana, Ela, Jatamanshi, Haridra, Daruharidra, Kushta, and Sugandha bala.


Indications for Dashanga Lepa 

Dashanga Lepa is made from ten potent herbs which have a magical effect in various skin infections such as Herpes, skin eruptions, non-healing wound, swellings, boils, migraine, headache, ulcer, skin poisoning, erysipelas etc. It is also used to treat:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Rosaceae
  • Boils
  • Cellulitis
  • Erysipelas 
  • Fever
  • Fungal infection
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Inflammation/swelling
  • Itching
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chickenpox blisters
  • Pain and inflammation in breasts.

Research on Dashanga Lepa in clinical practice

Ayurvedic drugs are used since time immemorial to address a myriad of ailments. In the past few decades, Ayurveda has garnered its due reorganization which raised many questions regarding the scientific evidence of efficacy and safety of such drugs. Many researches are conducted to establish the use of Dashanga lepa for skin disorders and arthritis.

Efficacy of Dashang lepa in the Management of Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common but potentially serious bacterial skin infection whose impact ranges from mild discomfort to severe toxaemia resulting in death. In the clinical study, the administration of Dashang lepa showed a statistically significant reduction of pain, edema, erythema, tenderness and fever in the patients. Thus the results revealed Dashanga lepa is very effective against superficial inflammatory swelling.

Pain management

Dashanga lepa is found to be very effective in relieving pain which is caused by an increased level of prostaglandins during an inflammatory reaction. Study on the drug Dashang lepa revealed its analgesic effect which aids in combating inflammation.


Oedema increases due to an elevation of local hydrostatic pressure and accumulation of transuded fluid. Dashanga lepa showed highly significant results in terms of reducing oedema.


Erythema in inflammatory process is due to increased blood supply over injured area due to vasodilatation. Dashanga lepa has shown statistically significant results in reduction of erythema (redness).


Dashang lepa has shown antipyretic effect that is beneficial in reducing generalized temperature. It also reduces local temperature.

Clinical Study of Dashanga Lepa in Acute Inflammatory Swellings

Clinical study proved that Dashanga Lepa was highly effective in reducing pain. There was highly significant reduction in oedema, tenderness, erythema and fever among the patients treated with Dashanga Lepa. 

Dashang Lepa combination for arthritis  

In case of osteoarthritis or joint pain due to injuries, a paste of Dashanga taila and sesame oil is applied over the affected area. The results stated that the paste is beneficial in soothing the inflammation, reducing stiffness, eradicating pain and easing movement of the joints.

Dashanga Lepa for mumps

Dashang lepa, when prescribed in mumps, showed potential results in reducing swelling in mumps.

Safety Profile of Dashanga Lepa

Dashang lepa is found to be safe in almost all cases and dermatological manifestations are extremely rare. In very rare occasions it may cause increased warmth or burning sensation. 

Suggestions and Precautions on use of Dashanga Lepa

This product is meant for external application.

Oral intake should be strictly avoided.

It should be stored in a cool dry place, away from direct Sunlight.

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