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Monday, February 20, 2017

Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis - Causes, Symptoms & Types

Psoriasis, skin problems, herbal remedies, psoriasis

Even a small cut, burn, pimple in the skin can make us anxious. There is nothing wrong in saying that a health skin adds the perfection in our look and over all personality. Here we are talking about the Psoriasis – an autoimmune disease where T cells attack the healthy cells by mistake which results in the extra growth of skin cells. Dry, thick, silvery scales, dry and red patches are the symptoms associated with psoriasis.

But don't worry, skin diseases can't haunt you more, because herbal remedies can be the best savior.

HOW DO THE HERBAL REMEDIES FRUITFUL TO CURE PSORIASIS?

For the treatment of psoriasis, Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes on:

  • Vitiated vata and kapha doshas are balanced.
  • Removal of the toxins accumulated in the in the deep tissues like rakta (blood), rasa (nutrient plasma), mansa (muscles) and lasika (lymphatic).
  • Purification of blood and tissues.
  • Healing of tissues,
  • Boost up the immune system.

LET'S SEE THE SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH PSORIASIS

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

TYPES OF PSORIASIS

1. Plaque Psoriasis

It is most common type of psoriasis. In this type raised, inflamed, red skin covered with silvery, white scales with itching and burning.

Areas mostly affected are:

  • Elbows
  • Scalp
  • Knees
  • Lower back

2. Guttate Psoriasis

It occurs in the children or young adults. It happens in less than 2% of cases. In, Guttate psoriasis small, pink-red spots form on skin. It is triggered by Streptococcus bacterial infections.

Areas mostly affected are:

  • Upper arms
  • Trunk
  • Thighs
  • Scalp

3. Inverse Psoriasis

Fungal infections result in the inverse Psoriasis. Sweating and rubbing may worsen the symptoms.

Areas mostly affected are:

  • Armpits
  • Groin
  • Skin folds around the buttocks and  genitals
  • Under the breasts

4. Pustular Psoriasis

It is uncommon type of psoriasis and mostly found in adults. In this, pus filled blisters (pustules) appear on appear hands, feet or fingertips. Pustular psoriasis can result in fever, chills, severe itching and diarrhea.

5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis

It is the least common type of psoriasis but very severe. Erythrodermic Psoriasis may affect the entire body with a red, cracking rashes with intense itching or burning.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR PSORIASIS

Planet Ayurveda offers the Psora Care Pack for the treatment of psoriasis. These herbal remedies for psoriasis 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

  1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
  2. Manjistha Capsules
  3. Neem Capsules
  4. Navkarshik Churna
  5. Pitta Balance
  6. Lippu Oil
  7. Psorolin Ointment

Psora Care Pack

Psoriasis Care Pack, Psora Care Pack, Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Radiant Skin, Hair & Nails Formula

Planet Ayurveda offers the radiant skin hair nails formula for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an effective herbal remedy for psoriasis. This herbal products is completely safe for use and many patients are benefitted with this.

Ingredients

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

Benefits Herbs mentioned above are used in the formulation of radiant skin hair nails formula work in a synergetic way to treat the psoriasis. They help to boost up our immune system and fight against the bacterial infections which can trigger the psoriasis. Moreover these herbs helps to eliminate the toxins from body. Radiant skin hair nails formula works well to manage the all types of problems like (skin, hair, nail, and scalp) in psoriasis.

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

2. Manjishta Capsules

These capsules are the pure extract of herb Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb is packed with the blood purification properties and helps to remove the impurities from skin. Moreover it helps to control over activation of the immune system in the psoriasis.

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

3. Neem Capsules

Neem capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). This herb has great therapeutic importance in Ayurveda from ancient times to treat the skin diseases. Neem is packed with antibacterial, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Hence neem capsules are good herbal remedy to provide relief in the symptoms of psoriasis like soreness, itching, burning around patches.

Benefits –

  • It helps to boost up the immune system.
  • It helps in purification of blood.
  • It acts as wonderful antiseptic and detoxifier.

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

4. Navkarshik Churna

Planet Ayurveda comprises Navkarshik churna which is also among the 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 given above help to balance the vitiated vata and kapha dosha. They also help in blood purification and healing of skin. Moreover they help to clear the rashes and dry patches in the psoriasis.

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

5. Pitta Balance

Pitta balance is meant to pacify the pitta dosha in body. Natural ingredients used in the formulation of pitta balance help to manage the symptoms of psoriasis.

Ingredients

  1. Praval pisti (Coral calcium)
  2. Akik pisti (Agate calcium)
  3. Jawar mohar pisti (Calcium compound)
  4. Kamdhudha rasa
  5. Mukta pisti (Pearl calcium)
  6. Giloy (Tinospora cardifola)

Benefits – Above given ingredients help to improve digestion because the impaired digestive system leads to an increase of pitta dosha into rasa dhatu. Hence these pitta balance capsules reduce excess of pitta in body and help to cure the psoriasis. Moreover, blood detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties of this medicine help to manage the symptom like soreness, itching, burning around patches.

Dosage – 1-2 capsules once to twice daily after meals, with plain water.

6. Lippu Oil

This herbal oil is an extract of Pongamia glabra (karanj) in coconut oil. Pongamia tree's seeds contain an essential oil that contains the chemical constituent karanjin. Karanjin has insecticidal and microbial properties. Regular application of this oil helps to alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis.

Usage – Only for external application.

7. Psorolin Ointment

Psorolin Ointment is an effective herbal ointment for psoriasis during the scaling stage of this disease. This herbal ointment has the Wrightia tinctoria oil extract and Cynodon dactylon oil extract.

Benefits

  • Controls hyperkeratosis.
  • Hinders the cell division and inflammatory process.
  • Reduces scaling quickly.

Usage – Only for external application.

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