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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Home Remedies & Dietary Recommendations for Psoriasis Management

Home remedies for psoriasis, diet in psoriasis, do's, don'ts


  • Application of Olive oil gives good results in psoriatic patients.
  • Coconut oil application is also great for use.
  • Application of a paste form of oats made by mixing oats in sufficient quantity of water is also very beneficial.
  • Use of turmeric is very useful both orally as well as for local application on the psoriatic plaque.
  • Drink plenty of plain water is useful.
  • Avoid using perfumes and deodorants directly over the skin.
  • Application of Lactic acid based moisturizers help in relieving the condition.
  • Avoid smoking, alcohol intake, smoking and tobacco chewing.
  • Avoid junk and fried food, try and consume simple homemade food with minimum oils and maximum nutrition.
  • Include a lot of fresh green vegetables and salads in diet to keep the digestive system in shape.
  • Packed or canned food or drinks should be avoided in diet
  • Consume foods that are rich in antioxidants like citrus fruits, blueberries, blackberries, almonds etc.
  • Sit in direct sunlight for some time every day (10 – 15 mins) preferably in the morning or in the evening.
  • Prevent any kind of irritation of the affected areas due to any external stimulus like, very strong winds, abrasions etc. You can keep the area covered for protecting it.
  • Practice a few breathing exercises in the morning like Pranayama, Kapal bhati, Bhasrika, Anuloma, Viloma etc.
  • Avoid stress as it is one of the precipitating factors for psoriasis.
  • Watch your weight if you are obese, it is also one of the precipitating factors for psoriasis.
  • DO's - Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Soya beans, Peas, Oranges, Cabbage, Lentils, Spinach, Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Grains, Nuts, Blueberries, Flaxseed, Watermelon, Apple cider vinegar, Garlic, Turmeric and Exercise
  • DON’TS - Dairy products, Alcohol, Tomatoes, Cakes, Cookies, Caffeine, Fried food, Refined sugar, Junk food, Citrus fruits, Cinnamon, Curry, Sauce and ketchups, Salty & Sour, Egg, Spicy food, Do not scratch the skin, Smoking and Red meat

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