Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis-Diet & Home Remedies

Skin health is also an important aspect of our overall well being.Generally we don’t pay much pay attention to our skin, but the skin diseases are enough to bring tears in our eyes. Unbearable itching, crying for nights when your skin burns, dry, red patches, cracked, and painful skin – Yes, we are talking about psoriasis. It is an auto immune disease where T cells attack healthy cells by mistake which leads to the excess growth of skin cells.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

How Ayurvedic treatment is fruitful in psoriasis?

  • Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis is fruitful to manage this problem. In Ayurveda, psoriasis is mainly due to imbalance of vata and kapha doshas. Imbalanced vata and kapha doshas result in the production of toxins, further  these toxins get accumulated in the deep tissues like rakta (blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic). Hence to treat this disease, Ayurveda emphasizes on the purification of blood and tissues.
  • Use of herbs help to manage the skin diseases is famous in Ayurveda since ages.

For psoriasis there are various herbs like

  • Neem(Azadirachta indica)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Giloy (Tinopsora cordifolia)
  • Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurroa),
  • Ghrit kumari
  • (Aloe barbadensis),
  • Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia)

Which aid in blood purification, removal of toxins, healing of tissues etc. Moreover these medicines also boost up the immune system.

WHAT IS PSORIASIS?

  • Psoriasis is autoimmune skin disease which is characterized by the alternation in the life cycle of skin cells. In this disease there is fast building up of cells on the surface of skin. These extra skin cells lead to  dry, thick, silvery scales, dry and red patches which  may be painful sometimes

Symptoms associated with psoriasis

  • Soreness, burning and itching in the skin.
  • Red patches on skin with silvery scales.
  • Small scaling spots in children.
  • Bleeding in the dry and cracked skin
  • Ridged, pitted and thickened nails.
  • Swelling and stiffness in joints.

Causes that may prompt Psoriasis-

  • Streptococcus throat and skin infections
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Cold weather
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain medication like lithium which is used for antimalarial drugs, bipolar disorder, and high blood pressures medicines

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis

  • Planet Ayurveda offers the PSORIASIS CARE PACK to manage the psoriasis problem.  Herbal medicines in this pack are prepared from the herbs and free from any side effects. Detailed description of the products is given below:

Products list

  1. Neem capsules
  2. Navkarshik churna
  3. Lippu oil
  4. Radiant skin hair nails capsules
  5. Mahamanjisthadi Ghanvati
  6. Pitta balance

Product description

Neem capsules

  • Planet Ayurveda Neemcapsules are prepared from the pure extract of Neem (Azadirachta indica). These neem capsules are an effective ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis.  Neem has great medicinal importance in Ayurveda to treat the several ailments.  All the plant parts like seeds, fruits, bark and leave possess the medicinal properties. Neem helps to manage the symptoms of psoriasis like Burning, soreness and itching in the skin.

Benefits

  • It acts as antiseptic and detoxifies.
  • It maintains the good immunity.
  • It helps in blood purification.

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

Navkarshik churna

  • Planet Ayurveda’s Navkarshik churna which is also the one of more effective ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis. This herbal power is an amazing blend of various herbs which help to manage the skin diseases.

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 work in an amazing way to treat the psoriasis. These herbs help to pacify the vitiated vata and kapha doshas. Moreover blood purification properties of these herbs help to clear the rashes and dry patches in the psoriasis.

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

Lippu oil

  • Lippu oil, a perfect single formulation prepared using an extract of Karanj (Pongamia glabra) from seeds of Pongamia, in coconut oil. This oil is filled with microbicidal properties. It is effective in preventing Tran’s epidermal water Loss and moisturizes and is able to prevent further harm to the epidermis, lessen the hyper thickening of skin. It is capable to control the itching problem in the body. This Ayurvedic oil is quiet operative and effective in managing skin ailments.
  • Ideal for problems of Dry skin, along with it is also useful in Eczema, Lichen Planus, Itchyosis, Allergic skin disorder. Suitable to regain normal complexion and brings much relief from warts, calluses and corns. It can work as sunscreen for Individual who are hypersensitive to solar light. It can even manage melasma (brown to gray-brown patches) in pregnant women and in other developing as a result of melanocyte stimulating hormone therapy or after use of contraceptive pills.

Mahamanjisthadi Ghanvati

  • Mahamanjisthadi Ghanvati is an Ayurvedic formulation having 250mg of Mahamanjisthadi Kwath in it. It is having properties to pacify the disturbed Kapha and Pitta in the body. It is possessing blood purifying property and controls infection. Capable of eliminating toxins out, that are accumulated in the body, as it can penetrate deep into body tissues. Provides relief by reducing itching, redness and swelling. It is also effective in cleansing the lymphatic system. It is efficient to improve the immunity.
  • This Ayurvedic formulation is very beneficial in managing Psoriasis and helps to preserve the natural complexion in Psoriasis patients. It is also supportive in other skin health related problems like chronic eczema, acne, systemic lupus erythematous and vitiligo. Even effective in relieving conditions of neurodermatosis, rheumatoid diseases, reduces edema of the feet, numbness, and improves lipid metabolism. Also very helpful in acne, blemishes and scars.

Pitta balance

  • The pitta balance is a remarkable preparation that possesses properties which help to reduce the Pitta Dosha (body heat), restore the Vata Imbalance (Increased Vata) and increase Kapha dosha, which makes the disease go into remission. It is formed of Praval Pishti [Coral Calcium], Akik Pishti Agate [Calcium], Jahar Mohra Pishti [Calcium compound], Kamdudha Ras [Calcium compound], Mukta Pishti [Pearl Calcium] and stem extract of Giloy Satva [Tinospora corifolia].
  • This Ayurvedic formulation is quiet effective in managing various conditions – being rich in natural calcium, improves bone density, beneficial in menopause, PMS, effective in fatigue, tiredness, good for blood pressure, controls heat in the body, palpitation, relieves heart burn and acidity. It has ability to lessen the ulcers, manages skin diseases, controls excessive bleeding happening due to menstruation, piles or gums, poor eye sight, premature graying of hair, falling of hair. It also improves eye sight and restores a healthy skin and clears complexion.

Radiant skin hair nails formula

As the name of this product suggests that it is meant to treat the several skin, hair, nail problems. This herbal products is completely safe for use and numerous patients are benefitted with this.

Major ingredients are listed below

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

Benefits

  • Herbs given help in detoxification of blood and also help to keep the good immunity. In the case of psoriasis, this medicine helps to provide relief from the various problems like bleeding in the dry and cracked skin, ridged, pitted and thickened nails.

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

Home remedies for psoriasis

Home remedies also help to subside the symptoms of psoriasis to great extent.

Garlic

  • Garlic’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties make it a useful remedy for psoriasis.  Garlic hinders the activity of an enzyme (lipoxygenase) that is responsible for the inflammation in psoriasis.  On the other hand, antimicrobial and blood purifying properties of garlic are helpful to   prevent infections. Hence it is an effective home remedy for psoriasis.

Directions to use

  • Take the equal amounts of garlic oil and aloe vera gel. Mix them well. Apply it on the affected area for about 15 minutes twice a day. Then wash it with water.

Olive Oil

Take lukewarm olive oil and apply gently on the affected areas.  Repeat it various times on affected areas for positive results.

Aloe vera

  • Application of aloe-vera gel to the affected area in psoriasis is quite good to reduce the rashes and scaling of skin. Apply it at least 3-4 times daily for three to four weeks to observe noticeable results.

Cashew Nut Oil:

  • Cashew nut oil is an effective home remedy for psoriasis as it helps to improve flare-ups of psoriasis. It also eliminates the dead skin and moisturizes the skin.
  • Mix 5ml of cashew nut oil and 5ml of coconut oil and apply it on affected areas twice daily.

Things to be avoided in psoriasis

  • Don’t consume antagonistic foods.
  • Don’t take cold water bath immediately after a long walk,  traveling, heavy workout,
  • Don’t consume foods which can result indigestion.
  • Don’t take salty, sour or acidic foods.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM

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