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Natural Treatment for Psoriasis

Overview

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Skin plays a major role in the physical and mental well being of an individual because the unbroken skin is the nature’s dressing over the body and it also acts as a protective barrier against the entry of disease causing pathogens.

Psoriasis is considered as a non-contagious skin condition that causes rapid skin cells production because of this, skin cells don’t have time to fall off which results in piling up of dry, thickened and red patches of the  skin. This disorder mainly affects the skin of the elbows, scalp and knees.

Psoriasis can be a very persistent complaint which is responsible for the great deal of unhappiness and depression among the patients. Thus those living with Psoriasis have a higher risk of being diagnosed with depression. Hence, psychological aspect of psoriasis is also important in the etio-pathogenesis and the management of psoriasis.

What are the symptoms of Psoriasis?

The signs and symptoms of psoriasis are different for every patient but the common signs and symptoms include:

  • Red patches on the skin which are covered by thick and silvery scales.
  • Itching and burning sensation on the skin.
  • Nails appear as thickened, pitted or ridged.
  • Swollen or stiff joints

Diagnosis:

  • The diagnosis of psoriasis can be done by taking the medical history of the patient, by analyzing the skin, hair and nails.

Treatment:

  • Modern treatment of psoriasis includes the application of topical corticosteroids, Vitamin D analogues, topical retinoids, phototherapy, oral or injected medications etc.

Psoriasis according to Ayurveda:

In Ayurvedic classical texts, the word ‘Kushtha’ is a broad term which is mentioned for all types of skin disorders. Ekakushtha is classified under Kshudra Kushtha which has a close resemblance with psoriasis due to its maximum similarity with the symptoms.

Comparison between Psoriasis and Kshudrakushtha

Ekakushtha Lakshana

Psoriasis signs and symptoms
Aswedanam The lesions are dry and rough.
Matsya Shakalopamam There are well defined raised papules and erythematic plaques which are covered with silvery scales.
Twaka Parushya Dryness in the skin
Mahavastu Bigger lesions are deep rooted and found all over the body
Krishna Aruna Varna Erythematous thick lesions become black in colour.
Ayurvedic Medicines for Psoriasis
(Reference: Charak Samhita, Chikitsa Sthan, Chapter 7, Shlok No. 21)

Meaning: According to this shloka, ekkushta is defined as the disease in which there is no perspiration, extensive which means it affects the large area and looks like fishy scales. This condition is known as ekkushta.

What is the natural treatment of Psoriasis?

Planet Ayurveda offers ‘Psora Care Pack’ which helps in the purification of blood and tissues which is the primary aim in the treatment of psoriasis. These remedies help in the cleansing of the toxins and restoration of digestion to prevent their further accumulation. This pack consists of the nourishing herbs that strengthen and tone the tissues for the complete healing of the skin.

Psora Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda includes:

  • Navkarshik Churna
  • Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
  • Neem Capsules
  • Manjishtha Capsules
  • Pitta Balance Capsules
  • Lippu Oil
  • Psorolin Ointment

Navkarshik Churna

  • Navkarshik Churna by Planet Ayurveda is a blend of dried extracts of various herbs that are useful in the purification of blood. This churna is also very effective in the condition of painful and swollen joints. Therefore, this churna is very effective for the treatment of psoriasis.

Ingredients of Navkarshik Churna are:

Sr. No.

Indian Name Botanical Name Parts Quantity (200 gm)
1. Amla Emblica officinalis Fruits 22.22 gm
2. Haritaki Terminalia chebula Fruits 22.22 gm
3. Bahera Terminalia bellerica Fruits 22.22 gm
4. Vacha Acorus calamus Roots 22.22 gm
5. Neem Azadirachta indica Leaves 22.22 gm
6. Manjishtha Rubia cordifolia Whole 22.22 gm
7. Katuki Picrrorhiza kurroa Stem 22.22 gm
8. Giloy Tinospora cordifolia Stem 22.22 gm
9. Daruhaldi Berberis aristata Rhizome 22.22 gm

Dose: Take 1 teaspoonful powder twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

Radiant Hair Skin Nail Formula

  • This product is a unique combination of Planet Ayurveda that contains standardized extracts of the herbs which are useful in relieving skin problems such as psoriasis naturally. This herbal formula is helpful in keeping the skin moist, glowing and lustrous.

Ingredients of Radiant Hair Skin Nails Formula are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name Indian Name Quantity
1. Rubia cordifolia Manjishtha 200 mg
2. Fumaria officinalis Pit papda 100 mg
3. Swertia chiretta Chirata 100 mg
4. Aloe barbadensis Ghrit Kumari 100 mg

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after taking meals.

Neem Capsules (Azadirachta indica):

  • When it comes to skin disease, there is no herb equivalent to neem. Neem Capsules by Planet Ayurveda contain the standardized extract of this herb. The neem tree is known by the name community pharmacy in Indian villages because of its immense medicinal benefits. Neem is quite useful in the treatment of acute and chronic disorders such as acne, eczema, ringworm, psoriasis etc.

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily after taking meals.

Manjishtha Capsules (Rubia cordifolia):

  • The standardized extract of the herb is used for the preparation of Planet Ayurveda’s Manjishtha Capsules. This herb acts as a  natural blood cleanser which helps in the detoxification of blood, removes excess heat, promotes circulation, removes ama (endotoxins), balances Pitta and Kapha doshas. These capsules provide relief in psoriasis in a natural way.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily after taking meals.

Pitta Balance Capsules

  • Pitta Balance Capsules is a wonderful product of Planet Ayurveda that contains natural calcium compounds which are cooling in nature. These compounds remove the excess heat or correct the vitiated Pitta within the system. In psoriasis, the compromised digestive system leads to an increase in pitta dosha in the rasa dhatu. So, these capsules alleviate excess Pitta and help in the management of psoriasis.

Ingredients of Pitta Balance Capsules are:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name Common Name Quantity
1. Coral Calcium Praval Pishti 125 mg
2. Agate Calcium Akik Pishti 125 mg
3. An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound Jawar Mohra Pishti 125 mg
4. An Ayurvedic Calcium Compound Kamdudha Ras 125 mg
5. Pearl Calcium Mukta Pishti 50 mg
6. Tinospora cordifolia extract Giloy Satv 125 mg

Dose: 1 capsule twice daily after taking meals.

Lippu Oil

  • Lippu Oil is a unique single herb formulation that is indicated for the effective management of skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, increased skin senescence etc. This oil contains an extract of Pongamia glabra commonly known as karanj.

How to use:

  • Apply locally on the affected areas after bath and expose to sunlight for 3 minutes.

Psorolin Ointment:

  • Psorolin Ointment is prepared from the extracts of the oils Wrightia tinctoria and Cynodon dactylon. This ointment decreases the dead cells or scales on the psoriatic skin, retards the abnormal thickening of the outer layer of the skin and acts against the enzyme elastase that is responsible for psoriasis.

How to use:

  • Apply locally on the affected areas  in the night.

Diet and Lifestyle:

  • Avoid taking wrong food combinations such as fish with milk, milk with fruits, milk with sour foods etc.
  • Fruits should not be combined with the dairy products like milk, yogurt etc.
  • Fruits should not be taken immediately after taking meals because fruits digest easily whereas grains and cereals take time to digest so there can be fermentation and formation of ama takes place.
  • Adding fruits to ice-cream is really worse.
  • Taking non-vegetarian food such as meat with milk is a bad combination because meat is hot whereas milk is cool in nature therefore they contradict one another and produce toxins.

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.