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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Psoriasis Natural Remedies and Home Remedies

Psoriasis in a complicated and chronic skin disease characterized by thick, red silvery, scaly patches on the skin. Natural remedies for psoriasis include using various herbal remedies, Neem capsules made from Neem extract, Navkarshik Churna – a combination of 9 blood purifying herbs and other traditional ayurvedic remedies. In Psoriasis, the extensor surface is usually affected and there are inflammatory red lesion causing severe itching and cosmetic problems.

These Ayurvedic Remedies work naturally without causing any side effects and giving results within few days of using them. These natural remedies for psoriasis help to clean the skin of psoriatic lesions within few days of using them. These along with various home remedies for psoriasis should be given to a psoriasis patient. Using them along with other treatment methods or modern medical method is not harmful.

Speaking of topical application of various oils or herbal remedies on the skin lesions, yes there are various ayurvedic oils and natural remedies which can be applied over the psoriasis patches. These not only help to relieve the pain and itching but also help to clear the lesions in long term. The 777 Oil ( Click here ) can be used along with Psoralin ointment to get rid of itching and pain in psoriasis.

Sometimes the psoriatic patches may come over the face leading to severe depression and failure to face public. Psoriases affects both sexes and usually appears in the age fo 15-40 years of age. It is rarely found in infants or elderly people.

Psoriasis is not a communicable disease and is considered as an auto-immune disease i.e. wrong immune response triggered by unknown reasons causing disturbed skin metabolism.

Various Psoriasis types are

Plaque Psoriasis – This is a very common type among all 5 and characterized by raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scales. These psoriatic patches covers almost all part of the body.

Guttate psoriasis
Small red spots appear on the skin

Pustular psoriasis
White pustules surrounded by red skin appears on the skin

Inverse psoriasis
Smooth, red lesions are formed in the folds of the skin.

Erythrodermic psoriasis

There is itching, pain and redness of the skin.

Causes of Psoriasis –
There is still uncertainty over the causes of psoriasis but various factors are believed to be

Heredity factor - Abnormality in the metabolism of amino acids and proteins
Seasonal changes
Injury to the skin
Various infections
According to Ayurveda- Imbalance of “fire” energy is the major reason for psoriasis.

Home Remedies for Psoriasis

Olive oil can be applied over the psoriasis patches. It gives relief from pain, swelling and itching. This is one of the effective home remedies for psoriasis.

Another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis is all kind of gourd juices. Bitter gourd, round gourd, long gourd ( Zuccinni)  which are all growing on twiners / climbers  are all good for skin problems especially psoriasis. These are effective home remedies for psoriasis.

Seabaths and application of seamud over the affected parts once a day is also very beneficial. Those who are not living near the sea can apply “fuller’s earth” popularly known as potter’s mud or slippery mud or Chiknai mitti or Multani mitti. These muds work as effective home remedies for psoriasis. These are also very effective and purely  natural psoriasis remedies.

These natural mudpacks help relieve itching in psoriasis and absorb and remove the toxins from the scales.

Long gourd juice is another wonderful home remedy for psoriasis. As written above, the various gourd  juices should be consumed  about 50 ml twice daily, which work as effective natural remedies for psoriasis.

Cabbage leaves can be used as compresses and can be applied over affective parts. These cabbage leaves also work as an effective home remedy for psoriasis.

Natural sunshine is also needed in psoriasis patients. This is also a natural remedy for psoriasis patients. Seabath and sunbath is recommended for all psoriasis patients.

Vitamin E therapy has been found effective in the psoriasis treatment. A daily dose of 200-800 I.U is recommended as they reduce itching of the area.

Lecithin is also considered as a remarkable remedy for the psoriasis treatment.

Neem is a blood purifying herb and is found to be very effective natural remedy for psoriasis and other skin problems. Neem capsules – 500 mg extract capsules ( Click here) are recommended and better than most of the natural remedies for psoriasis.

Application of Aloe Vera gel and consumption of Neem capsules prove as wonderful natural remedies for psoriasis.


  1. To Read more about Psoriasis natural remedies and how to reduce itching in psoriasis scales - you can visit the website link at and look for psoriasis.

  2. Herbal medicines can be the best treatment for psoriasis because they have no side effects.

  3. Hi, I am not a doctor but I have been treating people with differet ailemnts with home remedy, I hae a patient at home my son who was having the same problem of scalp Psoriasis, which I have treated effectively at the cost of mere 1000rs, if you need proof you can contact me on for the same.

    I am helping people with problems to overcome it by home remedy,
    I have got people comming to me for reducing the body weight Arthritis, acidity, asthma, which I have treated and people have got relif from the problems.

    I thank you for the information you have provided, which is helping me increase my knoledge.

    I wanted to be an ayurvedic doctor but fate didnt permit me at that time and Not I cant be one as I am too old for this..


  4. your tips are very useful. thanks for posting.
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