Ayurvedic Surya Lepanam for Scabies and Itching

Following is a simple remedy for curing itching, scabies, and other skin disorders. These diseases pass onto others in hostels by wearing the clothes of infected people and using their soaps. Washing the clothes of these diseased people’s along with others will also make it spread. Also, when a family member is infected with these, others may also get it. Maharshi called it as “Surya Lepanam.Lepanam means ointment in Telugu.


  • Crown flower, Gigantic swallow wort / Calotropis gigantea / Arka (अर्क) / Madar (मदार) / Jilledu (జిల్లేడు) leaves
  • Butter

Collect few leaves of crown flower and cut them into small pieces. Heat them in a pan on a low flame. Stir it continuously until they become dry and turn into ash. Filter it through mesh and collect fine powder. Store it in a glass bottle.

When needed, take required quantity of powder and butter, and make a thick paste of it. Apply it on the affected area thrice a day.

Avoid meat, fish, eggs, spices, mango pickle or any pickle that has mustard seeds, gongura, and brinjal/eggplant.

Watch the below video for instructions in Telugu:

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