Home Remedies for Psoriasis
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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease, in which the skin surface covers with dark red scaly patches. People between the age group 14 and 32 years are more prone to this disease. Psoriasis generally attacks on genital and surrounded area, underarms, scalp, elbows, and ear. Psoriasis can be caused due to many reasons. It can be due to infection or may be due to stress. The extent of psoriasis varies from person to person. Some patients have psoriasis in selective parts of their body, while some have their entire body affected due to this. Psoriasis attacks specially those who consume lots of junk food, has w eak metabolic activity, and suffer from bacterial infections. It also attacks those who live a stressful life or suffer from high blood pressure. In ayurveda psoriasis is known as kitabh, a disease that is included in kushth roga. This article will explain different aspects of psoriasis, its cause, symptoms and ayurvedic treatments/home remedies.

  1. Psoriasis Causes
  2. Diet for Psoriasis
  3. Symptoms for Psoriasis
  4. Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Psoriasis Causes

The major psoriasis causes are skin infection, stressful lifestyle, over emotional nature. Various researches also proved that there are certain blood cells in our body which when become impulsive and hyperactive cause psoriasis. These blood cells cause allergy to the skin and also cause other skin-related diseases. There are people who cannot adjust in certain temperature and climate, and suffer from skin disease like psoriasis. Psoriasis can also be a side effect or reaction of the consumption of strong drugs and medicine. People suffering from asthma, poor digestive system, weak immune system, also suffer from psoriasis.

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Psoriasis Diet

Diet rich in green vegetables like cucumber, carrot, etc., fruits, are good for psoriasis patient. It is also found that patient who lives on fruit-based diets for a month experiences much better result than any other medicine. Common fruits used in the diet are beets, grapes, cucumber, etc. Once the fruit-based diet is over, go for balanced diet containing cereals, grams, green leafy vegetables, juicy fruits, etc. Also include cheese, curd, etc. Junk food, oily and spicy foods should be strictly avoided. Milk products, egg, caffeine, chocolates, sugar, etc., are a big no for psoriasis patient.

Taking bath in sea water is very good for the psoriasis treatment. Similarly, taking bath in Epsom salt or oatmeal containing water is also good. Remember do not use chemical-based soaps as it will make the problem severe and painful. Another thing is do not bath too much, bathing 3-4 times a day. Always dry your body with soft, clean towel after bath.

Similarly, gentle massage over the infected area using avocado or cashewnut oil is very good for the treatment of psoriasis.

Band gobhi (Cabbage)

Green leafy cabbage is one of the best home remedy for psoriasis. This is used as a covering for the infected area. Take the outermost layer of a cabbage, clean it using warm water. Rinse all the extra water by pressing between a towel. Once the leaf is dried, spread it on the slab, and flatten it by pressing with hand or any other thing available at home. Warm the leaf and gently cover it over the infected area. Cover it with a clean cloth. This process should be repeated for 3-4 times a day for the period when the infected area is not fully recovered.

Apart from the above mentioned home remedies, given below are some of the other important things that can be done to get relief from psoriasis. Give your body enough sunlight, i.e., Vitamin D, however, not excess. Always use clean soft towel to dry your body completely after bath, use good quality moisturizer, there are many natural herb based moisturizer available in the market. However, you may also prepare some moisturizer at your home.

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Psoriasis Symptoms

Patient suffering from psoriasis experiences severe itching in the skin, dark red patches over and around the infected skin area. Patient may feel stressful, irritated, and helpless. Psoriasis patient also experiences headache, weak memory, bad body smell, etc.

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Home Remedies for Psoriasis - Psoriasis Treatment

Given below are some of the effective and useful home remedies for the psoriasis treatment. However, it is not necessary that all these below mentioned remedies will be effective for every psoriasis patient.

Dahi (Curd)

Make fresh glass of buttermilk from curd and drink 2-3 times a day. Buttermilk is a healthy drink for psoriasis patient. It also cleans the toxic substance within the stomach and helps in digestion. This is one of the useful home remedies for psoriasis.

Vitamin E-rich food

It is also found that Vitamin E-rich food is good for patients suffering from psoriasis. Some of the Vitamin E-rich food is spinach, almond oil, sweet potato, sunflower seeds, and wheat germs.

Karela (Bitter gourd) Juice

Juice extracted from bitter gourd is an effective home remedy for the psoriasis treatment. Patient suffering from psoriasis should take 1-2 cup of bitter gourd juice in empty stomach in the morning. Continue this for 5-6 months. Patient may add a tablespoon of lime juice, if found difficult to digest the bitter taste. This is one of the best home remedies for psoriasis.

Lecithin seeds

Lecithin seeds are another effective home remedy for the treatment of psoriasis. Take 3-4 tablespoon of lecithin seeds every day for 2-3 month. This has a magical effect and shows great result within 2-3 months.

(Til) Sesame seeds

Sesame seeds are good for the treatment of various skin-related diseases. Take 15-20 sesame seeds and soak in a glass of water. Keep it overnight and drink in empty stomach early in the morning. This is one of the important home remedies for psoriasis.

Other vegetable seeds important for the psoriasis treatment are sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

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i have psoriasis all over my body i have consulted the doctor for which he gave me a diet in which i can eat every thing (veg and non veg).i use to use creams n strong pills which use to make this psoriasis disappear but once i stop my medication it comes back.So is there any way i can just live my normal life again
#1 - bradley - 06/16/2008 - 11:03
I have had psoriasis for many many years and tried so many things that didnt even help.. i got so discouraged and wasn never going to try anything ever again but then something made me try nutrition4skin.com products for psoriasis and i am so glad that i did because i am clear for the first time in over 20 years! Try the psorolin ointment, psoria oil, psorolin soap, eves shampoo, and facial creams and all of their natural soaps are just lovely to the skin with psoriasis! I also use their neem guard, thats for psoriasis too and it really does wonders and if you have the arthritis that comes with it then you will also want to try their inner relief, i am pain and stiffness free and it also cleared up my nail psoriasis which is a sign of psoriatic arthritis.. i am just lovin them all! The only thing that i could wish for is cheaper prices but i have shopped around ALOT and found that nutrition4skin.com has the lower prices already for those products. Good luck! I pray for all to be relieved of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis! I know how awful it can be! You can also find the same products at psoria.info
#2 - natural lover - 07/31/2008 - 12:35
i have it severly on my palms and soles. the worst thing is im a waiter. this sucks so bad
#3 - mike - 12/03/2008 - 15:38
I HAVE HAD PSORIASIS FOR 13 PLUS YEARS, I AM MORE INVOLVED AND CONCERNED MORE THAN EVER. I AM THE ONLY ONE WE KNOW SO FAR IN OUR FAMILY THAT HAS IT BUT I HAVE TWO DAUGHTERS AND IM PRAYING THAT IT WILL P[@] THEM CAUSE I KNOW HOW CHALLENGING IT IS AND HAS BEEN FOR ME AND I WAS 12 YEARS OLD WHEN I FIRST GOT IT. PERSONALLY I WISH THEY WOULD FIND A CURE SOON,THEY BASICLLY HAVE A CURE FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE! I REALLY CANT AFFORD THE TREATMENTS THAT THEY HAVE OUT FOR THE SKIN SO HOPEFULLY IN THE NEAR FUTURE THERE WILL BE LESS EXPENSIVE OPTIONS FOR US PSORIASIS PATIENTS. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE! DONT LET THE PSORIASIS TAKE CONTROL OF US, WE TAKE CONTROL OF IT. THANKS AMANDA
#4 - amanda - 02/28/2009 - 22:02
hi fasting can greatly help psoriasis..PROVEN AND TESTED!!!
#5 - chris - 03/26/2009 - 21:39
Avoid non- veg food, booze, and ciggies and you could get cured of psoriasis. Also avoid allopathy medication for psoriasis and you will not get psoriatic arthiritis. Worth a try
#6 - Robs - 07/04/2009 - 05:54
Avoid oily foods, fish and red meat. Can use cooked chicken rather than fried chicken. Eat lots of Vegetables and fruits. Expose to sunlight and mild exercises will help. Drink lots of water and never for for allopathy. Only for for Ayurvadic treatment.
#7 - Abhishek. Ravindran - 08/11/2009 - 10:19
I was suffering with psoriatic arthrities for several years. i took aurvedic, homeopathy and all other medicines. took methotrexate inj treatement for 2 years. but no result. atlost now i got the releif with Anti TNF Biological drugs REMICADE (INFLEXIMAB) injection. i took 3 doses. with 1st dose itself ...its amazing result....psoriasis skin lessions on scalp and all the joint pains has gone with in 3 days......... I am very happy with this. may be it is very costly. but it covers in Insurance.
#8 - RASB - 08/26/2009 - 06:23
I'M ALSO EXPERIENCING THIS PSORIASIS,BUT WE KNOW THAT GOD IS GOOD AND HE'LL NOT LET US SUFFER IF THERE'S NO REASON..
KEEP ON PRAYING AND DON'T LOSE HOPE.GOD BLESS US.
#9 - rubyrosa - 09/26/2009 - 04:30
I also have facial psoriasis around my eyes and part of the cheek. If anyone has got the same problem or has had it in the past could you please give me some advice i will be very greatfull?
#10 - Shaun B - 04/24/2010 - 00:53
Hey guys, I feel for you !!! But here are some things that you can take that really work well! Evening prime rose, works great! Flax seed oil! Fish oil! You can take these as vitiamins! Vit e!
#11 - Kim - 10/15/2010 - 22:59
I've had severe psoriasis since I was 4 years old I've also taken plenty of medications and did many treatments and been apart of test medication experiments but now being 18 I've realized that a good diet is the best to control psoriasis.
#12 - Lee - 12/02/2010 - 21:55
ive had psoriasis all my life now 32 have tryed everything going on biological drugs soon can anyone tell me if biological drugs worked for them many thanks
#13 - sam - 02/24/2011 - 14:22
I'v been suffering from psoriosis during 10 year. Now i'm 20 years old. I'v become hopeless. I hate my skin. Some doctors advice me not to take non veg food and some advice to take. I'v taken many treatment but all gave me a temorary cure. Now I'm taking homeopathy treatment. Let see what it may 2 do. It is appeared too in my body when weather is changed. Another time it is appeard in a low quantity. I want to quit from it and want to back my normal, tension free life which I lost many years ago. I believe medicale science will make soon a treatment for parmanent cure from psoriosis.
#14 - Sur - 03/02/2011 - 14:01
My son is having psoriasis for the last 2-3 years. i have done medical treatment .But it is not working .i believe only on Almighty God. I kindly request all who read this message to pray for him
#15 - Jag - 03/07/2011 - 22:00
the psoriasis, I've had it for 3 years in my early teens, it cleared then I had a RTA which put my body under serious stress and had it sence (12 years), being doing some research and keep reading - good diet and positive thoughts is the key to get rid of it -
#16 - Gav - 03/28/2011 - 13:45
Strict diet like more vegetables of varied types with lots of water easily digested foods not triggered gas problems is advised.
No to any kind of Non Veg Foods,2 teas a day of very small cup,No to any kind of Eggs,No milk products except butter milk,No to cold foods and Cold water, No to Junk Foods and Tinned Foods + Cok Pepsi etc,No to Oily foods and masalas.
Good Breakfast+medium Lunch and light supper.Do pranayama and yoga to reduce tensions.Do the oil m[@]age everyday to reduce the Kapha doshas
#17 - Baby - 07/13/2011 - 02:35
i know how it feels with psoriasis.ipray everyone be blessed with clear skin.
#18 - archie - 08/25/2011 - 07:33
Has anyone tried any of the natural remedies on this website? I am currently using the lecithin capsules. I have also been using calendula oil and vit e for a week and it helps to reduce the redness if you keep using it twice a day. It's not completely clear yet, I'm hoping adding the lecithin capsules will help.
#19 - Blondie - 09/22/2011 - 11:04
drink your own urine for at least 9 months regularly, it doesn't seem good, but drink a lot of water i.e. at least 4 litres a day so that your urine will not be alkaline , pale, stinky i have psoriasis from past 20 years fed up of everything from past 7 months m drinking my own urine, scales have become less, skin has started clearing ive stopped all the medicines now but urine therapy is working
#20 - krupa - 11/10/2011 - 01:10
drink your own urine for at least 9 months regularly, it doesn't seem good, but drink a lot of water i.e. at least 4 litres a day so that your urine will not be alkaline , pale, stinky i have psoriasis from past 20 years fed up of everything from past 7 months m drinking my own urine, scales have become less, skin has started clearing ive stopped all the medicines now but urine therapy is working I drink all the flows in a day except the salty and alkaline ones
#21 - krupa - 11/10/2011 - 01:14
i have soriasis since 15 years on scalp and some body parts on my face pls help
#22 - kanta - 11/28/2011 - 05:25
i had psoriasis for 5 years i consulted different doctors and they give me different kinds of medicines, sometimes it works but sometimes its not, when i stop taking those medicines, it comes back again and again i dont know what to do its so itchy especialy when bed time, pls. give me other treatment for this skin disease thank you.
#23 - -mina- - 01/13/2012 - 07:27
dear friends,take too much water and make happy life pray to GOD,,,,avoid tension/be patience everything will be cure
#24 - well wisher - 01/24/2012 - 03:24
Dear friends, I have psoriasis and i controlled it applying "parantyadi oil" which u can find at Kottakal kerala ayurvedic shop. apply after bath, you will soon get good results. thanks.
#25 - Vandana - 10/23/2012 - 00:39
I have p for 38 years until now im 52 y o now.i do diet is better and clear now.even u take many medicine w/out diet is useless.i also do sunbath sometimes.try and goodluck.
#26 - Peter - 12/20/2012 - 04:15
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