Psoriasis is a skin disease where the skin cells start to grow too rapidly, the immature cells over-produce but fail to mature into proper keratin. The new cells grow rapidly than the old dead layers can be shed and so thick, reddened patches form which are covered with a silvery scale.
Psoriasis can appear in patches almost anywhere, often on the outer surfaces of the elbow or knees, and in severe cases it can occur on the whole body. Psoriasis may be caused by using detergents and in some cases it is the result of an allergic reaction.
Home remedies for Psoriasis
Psoriasis can run in families, and is a very complex condition with no simple treatment. It is frequently aggravated by stress and by being run-down, and seems to be an example of an auto-immune disorder, that is, when the body's immune system fails to recognize its own cells and starts to react against itself. In nearly every case exposure to sunlight is helpful, and often the condition will disappear on a summer holiday, when sun and relaxation are combined.
Psoriasis Treatment using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils
To get relief from psoriasis choose from Chamomile, Bergamot, Lavender, Neroli or Rose Essential oils.
Herbalism - Herbal Remedy for Psoriasis
Topically, the thickened skin can be encouraged to slough off by rubbing with moistened fine oatmeal. Marigold (Calendula officinalis) can be used in a cream or ointment to reduce the inflammation, or else Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) may be tried in similar fashion.
If stress is an obvious factor, taking teas of gentle relaxants such as Chamomile (Chamomilla recutita), Lavender (Lavandula vera), Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) or Lime Blossom (Tilia europaea) over a period of time may help to restore balance
Homeopathy - Some short-term remedies are:
ARSEN ALB: for roughened, scaly skin that may have a burning sensation, although often cold to the touch. The skin is exceptionally dry.
GRAPHITES: for when the skin dries out and cracks, producing a thick, sticky discharge. The cracked areas may also bleed, and the skin itches considerably.
SHEPHUR: for hot, dry and itchy skin which is made worse by heat (although not necessarily the sun). Scratching gives very temporary relief, but then causes soreness and burning.
Naturopathy - Natural cure Remedy for Psoriasis
Much of the dietary advice echoes that given under Eczema, there may be a case for looking at wheat as a source of food intolerance too; try eliminating
Other Treatment for Psoriasis By Home Remedy
A diet of raw foods was recommended including whey milk for breakfast and slippery elm and honey at night.
Take Wheat germ oil and castor oil and then Mix 1 teaspoon each of wheat germ oil and castor oil into 1 eggcup of sunflower oil. Rub gently into the psoriasis affected area.
Dried burdock seed and dried camomile flowers are also good remedy for psoriasis.
Try adding 1 or 2 drops of calendula (marigold) oil and 1 drop of oregano oil to I small cup of olive oil. Rub into the area. You will definitely get rid of psoriasis.
One cannot really say that psoriasis can be cured, but natural treatments can greatly improve the condition for long periods of time. As psoriasis sufferers often have a tendency towards tense, insular personalities, the following Bach However Remedies can sometimes help: Acrimony, Crab Apple, Water Violet or Willow Whatever treatment is used, patience is required as visible improvement can take a while to show through.
Due to the complexity of factors involved, psoriasis is not easily treated with self-help, and professional treatment may be the best course of action.
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