Category: Acne & Pimples

How to Treat Psoriasis at Home-Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis

Nobody wants to see any rashes, scars or patches on skin. Healthy skin adds the perfection in our look and over all personality.  But we feel like crying if we suffer from the skin diseases. Psoriasis An auto immune disease in which T cells attack healthy cells by mistake and results in the excess growth of skin cells.Due to this there is development of dry,red patches and cracked skin which can be painful sometimes.

Ayurvedic view:

In Ayurveda, psoriasis is due to imbalance of vata and kapha doshas. Vitiation of vata and kapha doshas results in the toxins (ama) production and accumulation in the deep tissues like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta (blood), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic).

From the treatment perspective, tissues and blood purification is done to manage the psoriasis.  Several herbs are identified in Ayurveda like  Neem (Azadirachta indica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia) which help in removal of toxins,blood purification, healing of tissues. More over these herbs don’t result in any side effect on health. Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis are an effective and reliable way to get rid from this problem.psoriasis-symptoms

Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis:

Ayurveda offers the Natural Treatment For Psoriasis. Herbal medicines in this pack are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs. These herbal products are completely safe for use and free from any color, starch and preservatives.

Products list

  • Neem capsules
  • Navkarshik churna
  • Kaishore guggul
  • Radiant skin hair nails capsules
  • Radiant skin hair nails lotion
  • Green tea algae aloe vera gel scrub

Product description

1. Neem capsules – Planet Ayurveda offers Neem capsules for the treatment of psoriasis. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica).  Neem has great medicinal importance from ancient times in Ayurveda for the treatment of various ailments.  All the plant parts like seeds, fruits, bark and leaves are packed with therapeutic properties. Use of neem is quite good to provide relief in the symptoms of psoriasis like Burning, soreness and itching in the skin.

Benefits

  • It supports the good immunity.
  • It helps in blood purification.
  • It acts as antiseptic and detoxifier

Dosage – One capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

2. Navkarshik churna – Planet Ayurveda has Navkarshik churna which is also the one of more effective herbal remedies for psoriasis. This herbal product is an amazing blend of various herbs that are listed below –

Ingredients

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao)
  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata)

Benefits:

Herbs mentioned above help   to pacify the vitiated vata and kapha dosha. These herbs are loaded with the blood purification and help to clear the rashes and dry patches in the psoriasis.

Dosage – One teaspoonful, twice in a day after meals with plain water.

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3. Kaishore guggul – Kaishore guggul is prepared by the combination of various herbs which are helpful to provide the relief in symptoms of psoriasis. This herbal product is available in the form of tablets and all the natural ingredients are given below –

Ingredients

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Guggul (Commniphora mukul)
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum)
  • Long pepper (Piper longum)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes
  • Red Physic nut (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum)

Benefits:

This herbal formulation is very safe for treatment of psoriasis. Herbs used in the formulationofKaishore guggul helpto provide the relief in the symptoms like silvery scales,dry, thick, and red patches.Thus it is also among the one of most amazing herbal remedies for psoriasis.

Dosage – 2 tablets, two times in a day with plain water.

4. Radiant skin hair nails formula – Planet Ayurveda offers the radiant skin hair nails formula for the treatment of psoriasis.  This herbal product is completely safe for use and many patients are benefitted with this. Major ingredients are given below:

Ingredients

  • Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia)
  • Pitta papda (Fumaria officinalis)
  • Chirata (Swetia chiretta)
  • Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis)

Benefits –

Herbs given above are used in the formulation of radiant skin hair nails formula. All these herbs help to remove the toxins and also help to maintain the good immunity. Thus Radiant skin hair nails formula is quite effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

Dosage One capsules two times in a day with plain water after meals.

5. Radiant skin hair nails lotion – Planet Ayurveda offers the radiant skin hair nails lotion which is for the external use. It helps to provide relief in the symptoms of psoriasis like itching, burning, dry and cracked patches in skin. This herbal product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients and completely safe for use.

Major ingredients:

  • Haridra (curcuma longa)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica).
  • Guggul (Commiphora mukul)
  • Sesame (Sesamum indicum)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Methods of application – Place 5-6 drops on your palm then apply it on the affected areas such as skin, scalp & nails.  Do it two times (morning and night).

6. Green tea algae aloe vera gel scrub – This herbal product is for external use and used as a bathing soap.  This herbal product   helps to provide relief in the psoriasis. It also helps to remove the impurities from skin and makes the skin clean and healthy. This product is prepared by the combination of various natural ingredients some of which are given below –

  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Gulab (Rose centifolia)
  • Neem (Azadirachta indica)
  • Mulethi ( Glycirrhiza glaabra)

How to use–Massage gently on affected part while bathing. Do it one – two times in a day.

Guidelines –

  • Avoid to take cold water bath immediately after a heavy workout, a long walk and traveling etc.
  • Don’t consume foods which can result in indigestion.
  • Avoid to take salty, sour or acidic foods.

Natural Ways to Treat Psoriasis in Ayurveda

Psoriasis, a skin condition with red patch which is dry and itchy in nature, is non-infectious and inflammatory. It is derived from Greek word ‘Psora’ means itch or scale and ‘Iasis’ defines condition. It is chronic in nature, characterized by erythematous (reddish) demarcated papule covered with silver scaly patches.This condition happens due to increase in skin layer proliferation due to uncontrolled division of cells in the skin in its basal layer.

Psoriasis, an auto-immune disease misread the skin cells as pathogen, and sends out faulty signals which stimulates the increased division of skin cells.

Areas affected are scalp, ears, elbows, genitalia and on the palm and feet.

Different Types of Psoriasis:

Different Types of Psoriasis

  • Plaque psoriasis – Raised and reddish patches on skin covered by silver scaling.
  • Pustular psoriasis -White pustules surrounded by red skin.
  • Psoriatic arthritis – Which leads to inflammation of joints.
  • Guttate psoriasis – Small, red spots on the skin
  • Inverse psoriasis – Smooth, red lesions form in skin folds.
  • Erythrodermic Psoriasis – Affecting the large area of the skin and there is redness and increased shedding of the scaly skin.

Psoriasis as per Ayurveda says :

Ayurveda explains Psoriasis occurs due to vitiation of two doshas– vata and kapha. This causes accumulation of toxins in the deeper tissues of skin like rasa (nutrient plasma), rakta (blood), mansa (muscles), and lasika (lymphatic). This contamination of deeper tissues causes Psoriasis.

Some Causes for Psoriasis :

Exact causes or etiology of Psoriasis is not known but certain factors are considered to be the reason for this condition:

  • Infections such as streptococcal infection.
  • Psychological stress and emotional stress.
  • Hormonal changes as in pregnancy.
  • Certain Drugs: Beta blockers, NSAIDS, Anti-depressant, Corticosteroid therapy withdrawal, Alcoholic beverages etc.
  • Traumatized or injured skin.
  • Sunburns.
  • Genetic factors and Family history
  • Smoking and Tobacco also enhances its effect

Causative Factors in View of Ayurveda

  • Improper diet (Mithya Ahara)
  • Incompatible foods (Viruddha Aahar )
  • Increased intake of salty foods, black gram and sour foods, fermented foods, spicy foods, maida (Refined flour), bakery products, junk foods and fast foods, refrigerated and cold foods may contribute to psoriasis.
  • Improper lifestyle disturbing the digestive process of the of the body (disrupting doshas)
  • Un known cause- Adrista Hetu
  • Excessive Mental and physical stress

Symptoms of Psoriasis :

  • Raised red patches and scales on the skin covered by loose silvery scales, involving skin area such as knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet or lower back.
  • Skin patches are dry and itchy
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Skin patch may bleed
  • Emotional Stress
  • Restricted joint motion

Complication occurring in Psoriasis

Scratching done to relieve itching may cause skin infections and thickening of the skin.

  • Thickened skin and bacterial skin infections caused by scratching in an attempt to relieve severe itching
  • In case of severe condition of pustule psoriasis, it results in fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
  • Patient may  develop low self-esteem
  • Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Social isolation
  • Patient suffering from Psoriasis is at high risk of developing some disease like metabolic syndrome, agglomeration of disease including high blood pressure and elevated levels of insulin; inflammatory bowel disease; cardiovascular disease and, possibly cancer.
  • Add on disease is psoriatic arthritis is painful and may weaken the patient. Patient feels difficulty in performing daily activities.

Restricted Diets in Psoriasis:

  • Abstain from acidic (sour) foods, citrus fruits (mango, lemon) , apple, , grapes, tomato, pineapple, pickles, buttermilk and curd
  • Keep your diet free of fermented food and bakery products.
  • Avoid using whey and refined flour in your diet.
  • Stop use of cold drinks, ice creams, fast food (like pizzas), sauces, Ketchup and even fried foods.
  • Fruit jams, preserved juices or preserved foods should be avoided in diet.
  • Avoid sweets, chocolates and paneer.
  • Dried fruits (except almonds and raisins) to be avoided
  • Stop alcohol and tobacco use.
  • Avoid the use of common salt, it can be replaced with little use of rock salt.
  • Avoid the use of red and green chilies, chili powder, garlic, onion, etc.
  •  Stop having milk shakes, fruit salad, and milk after eating fruits for half an hour.

Useful Natural Remedies for Psoriasis :

  • Try to avoid any kind of injury to the skin.
  • Exposure to morning sun is very beneficial for reducing the inflammation and scaling on effected part of the skin.
  • Don’t try to control any urge for natural phenomenon like vomiting, urination or bowel clearing.
  • Application of vitamin E rich oil and linseed oils makes the healing faster in affected area.
  • Prefer to wear neat, clean, dry cotton clothes.
  • Do regular exercise, Yoga and Meditation in day to day routine.

Herbs useful in Psoriasis treatment:

  • Aloe Vera– Helpful in reducing redness and itching in Psoriasis.
  • Capsaicin – Ingredient in Chillies helpful in reduction of pain, inflammation, redness and scaling.
  • Guggul – Having anti- inflammatory and lipid lowering properties, which is helpful in removing fats and excessive fluids in the skin.
  • Turmeric – Useful being an anti- inflammatory and antioxidant.
  • Neem – Useful in purifying blood and a good detoxifier, enhances body’s immune system.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

 

Herbal formulations available in Planet Ayurveda for Psoriasis.

1) NEEM CAPSULES:

Ingredients – Neem leaves (Azadirachta indica), rich in fibers and carbohydrates.

Benefits – It is very efficacious for skin problems. It is beneficial to lessen disturbed Pitta, Vatta and Kapha doshas. It’s a good blood purifier and an anti-oxidant as well.

It boosts up the immune system also. It also acts as anti-arthritic it relieves from inflammation and pain.

Dose:1 cap twice daily with plain water after meal.

2) NAVKARSHIK CHURNA (Powder):

  • A pure herbal formulation without any added chemical in to it.

Ingredients (herbs) – Amla, Haritaki, Baheda, Vacha, Neem, Majistha, Kutaki, Giloy and Daruharidra.

Benefits:It contains triphala which helps to remove the toxins from the body and strengthens the immune system too. It removes the toxins from the body.

  • Neem, kutaki, majistha are blood purifier which help to corrects the metabolism of the body.
  • Giloy act as an immunomodulator and improves immunity whereas Daruharidra is anti-inflammatory herb.

Dose:1 teaspoon once daily with plain water after meal.

3) KAISHORE GUGGUL (Capsule):

Ingredients: Amalaki, Bihibitaki, Haritaki, Guggul (resin), Guduchi, ginger, Black pepper, Long Pepper, Vidhanga, Indian jalp and Red Physic Nut.

Benefits: Triphla, a good anti-biotic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and booster of immune system.

  • Black Pepper helpful in decreasing pain and inflammation.
  • Long pepper- useful in respiratory disorders.
  • Vidhanga, blood purifier.

Dose:2 Tablets twice daily with plain water after meal.

4) RADIANT HAIR SKIN NAIL CAPSULES:

  • MaintainS healthy skin, hair and nails.

Ingredients: Majistha, Pit papada, Chirata, Ghritkumari.

Benefits:Majistha, herb- Effective in treatment of skin disorders due to its rejuvenative property.

  • Pit-papada an analgesic and anti-inflammatory
  • Chirata maintains the balance of three doshas of the body, acting as an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant.
  • Ghritkumari, maintains the balance of the body system, stimulates the defense and adaptive mechanism of the body. Good wound healer. It also helps in rejuvenating the skin, by supplying oxygen to the skin cells, improves the flow of blood to the skin and strengthen the skin.

Dose:2 Cap twice daily with plain water after meal.

5. RADIANT SKIN LOTION:

  • Treating psoriasis by reducing skin patches.

Dose:Apply locally morning and evening on the affected area.

6. GREEN TEA-ALGAE ALOE VERA GEL SCRUB (Gel)

  • Used as bathing soap. It  removes the impurities out of the skin.

Dose: Gentle Massage on the affected part while bathing.