By Ally | Ayurveda

Apr 17

Welcome & Namaste 🙂 

First, if you are here, you or someone you love has been diagnosed with the HORRIBLE PUPPP Rash. My deepest compassion to you, it sucks. A lot.

The good news: you CAN Heal PUPPP Pregnancy Rash through the wisdom of Ayurveda.

Does it work? Yes! You can use the natural remedies of soothing pitta dosha for PUPPP Rash and it works wonders to heal your skin fast! I've had so many women reach out to me telling me the information in my Youtube videos was the ONLY thing that helped them! It can help you too! 🙂 

What causes itchy rash during pregnancy? The most common diagnosis is Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy or PUPPP Pregnancy Rash.

In the above video I talk about how I used Ayurveda for healing my pregnancy Rash. The itchy rash started in my first trimester but since then, I've talked to many women who experienced it in their second trimester or most commonly the third trimester. 

PUPPS rash is a pregnancy rash that can show up on the full body, on the belly, stomach, on the legs, on the arms and even an itchy rash on the back. Yikes.​

In this video, I talk about pregnancy rash treatment and natural remedies that REALLY WORK but I will also summarize below. So definitely watch the above video to learn how to cure your pregnancy rash and get rid of PUPPS for good. 

When I first started getting symtoms, I thought that I had hives on my belly and wondered if it was because of the pregnancy. I was diagnosed with Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy at only ten weeks pregnant and knew I couldn't handle having the rash until I gave birth.


I've also helped dozens of other women heal their postpartum PUPPP rashes now too, and I'm so glad that I can also share these powerful remedies with you. You MUST heal the rash from the inside out.

Step 1. Lemon Water ​

In Ayurveda this is the first drink one should drink each and every morning as part of a daily Dinacharya ritual. It cleanses the liver which is super important for healing this particular rash. Warm Lemon Water is the first thing you should drink, before coffee, tea or anything else.

Do not add milk, apple cider vinegar, oils, or fats of any kinds in your drinks if you want this rash to go away quickly. Drink your coffee or tea black! You can add maple syrup to any of your morning drinks and that will help! You might add pasteurized honey or manuka honey if you feel that is safe for you, most women opt for maple syrup as it’s got a lot of minerals that we need in pregnancy and there’s no risk of Listeria or bacteria like there is with honey.

Step 2. Soothing Pitta Dosha.

This rash is HOT and ANGRY. If you itch it, it literally gets hot to the touch and red and feels like a burning sensation of hundreds of fire ants biting you at the same time. One the of the biggest allies for soothing Pitta is Fresh pressed Juices. Celery Juice, Celery/Apple Juice, Cucumber/Apple Juice. Also, you can add mint and parsley and cilantro in there to sooth pitta even more. I highly recommend the Liver Rescue Juice from THIS BOOK.

Drinking fresh juice in the morning before any solid food is a so key to helping your body cleanse of this rash and bringing pitta back into balance. If you don’t have a juicer do not fret as I’ve also got a video that lists of all the foods you need to eat and more importantly NOT EAT for a couple of weeks to heal this rash up for good as well as this video on all the things you should drink to heal the rash completely.  Links coming soon. 

Step 3 - Pitta Soothing Tea.  

Hibiscus Tea is one of the most important drinks in soothing Pitta Dosha for the skin. My favourite hibiscus tea that I’ve found was Rasa Ayurveda’s Pitta Soothing Tea. I drank this tea every day as it has other beneficial plants that help with anything FIREY in nature. This tea is specifically created to help with anything HOT AND ANGRY which this rash definitely is. I drank as much Pitta tea and pure Hibiscus Tea as possible. Especially at night before bed, this is an important time to up your tea intake to get rid of the rash quickly! 

BONUS TIP! Sitali Pranayama

If you are not familiar with this breathing technique, I cannot really explain how effective it truly is. But I will be posting a tutorial here on the website soon. 

Now, I will be honest, these 4 tips are just a peice of the puzzle. In my first video I share the whole story of what I did to heal this rash, the ONLY things that helped manage the itch and the theory I used to heal my rash and dozens of other pregnant women’s PUPPP symptoms as well. You must use the whole process and be dedicated to it in order to see results. If you JUST use these tips, it may help a little but your not coming at the rash with everything you could. 

Know that if you’re having sleep trouble. I’ve got a free Yoga Nidra (sleep meditation) specific for pregnancy and it’s been allowing my clients to sleep like babies! I will post a link below so that you can get your free download. 

If you’ve got this rash, please leave me a comment below and let me know how you’re doing, if you try some of these tips and they help you, I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!  Seriously, reach out to me, I understand your misery. 

If you want more information on how to heal this rash I have another video on the top 3 foods to heal the rash quickly and the ONLY 3 topical remedies that worked for me in alleviating that terrible burning full body itch. 

If you have other friends who are pregnant who may benefit from yoga nidra or free prenatal yoga videos, please share website with them as well. 🙂

Here's a link to my first blog post which explains the ENTIRE process of how to heal the rash:​

Coming Soon: Yoga Nidra for Pregnancy DOWNLOAD


About the Author

Ally Boothroyd is a yoga educator and meditation teacher with a passion for yoga nidra and the healing power of conscious rest. She is the founder of Sarovara Yoga, a yoga space and women's retreat centre in Ontario, Canada. A sanctuary on the water where she fosters local community and supports health, personal growth, emotional resiliency, authenticity, awareness, and awakening. Ally also leads Retreats and Yoga Teacher Trainings in Nosara, Costa Rica