Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis and Skin Conditions

Psoriasis is a chronic disease in which an overactive immune system results in an abnormal multiplication of skin cells in our body. You would observe some patches of skin become scaly and develop inflammation on the scalp, elbows, or knees etc. You must, however, note that the other parts of the body can be affected as well. The exact causes of Psoriasis are still unknown. Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis and Skin Psoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda focus on combating the root cause of the disease and offer a comprehensive solution to your skin issues. 

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Understanding Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease with many forms like Plaque Psoriasis, Guttate Psoriasis. Pustular Psoriasis, Inverse Psoriasis and Erythrodermic Psoriasis. Major symptoms of Psoriasis are dry, cracked skin accompanied with itching and bleeding, poor sleep quality,  patches of thick, red skin that have silvery-white scales with itching or burning sensation (mostly on elbows, knees, scalp, trunk, palms, and soles of the feet) etc. Psoriasis treatment in ayurveda offers a blend of medicines and therapies to address the root cause of this disease.

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Ayurvedic Approach to Psoriasis Treatment

Ayurveda believes that an imbalance of Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) in the body leads to various ailments. Therefore, Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis and Skin Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda focus on specific food-combinations, stress-management, herbs etc. to rectify the imbalance of these doshas and improve the symptoms.

Psoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda

Skin Psoriasis Treatment in ayurveda has following aspects:

  • Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma therapy has plant-based remedies and dietary changes to alleviate the Psoriasis symptoms. You would be recommended a veg diet. Panchkarma has five distinct steps. First one being consuming medicated ghee (a form of clarified butter), then purging or vomiting induced via certain herbal combinations, followed by a dripping of medicated buttermilk on the patient's head to relieve stress, covering the patient's body in a medicated paste of mud and herbal medicines and performing enema in the last step to detoxify the entire body from within.
  • Diet and Lifestyle Modifications: Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis also places a huge emphasis on food-combinations to treat Psoriasis. Ayurveda advocates the use of foods with cooling properties to heal the inflamed skin from within. Some good examples are fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts(unprocessed), eggs, lean, unprocessed meats and fish with a higher Omega-3 fatty acid content. Keep yourself well-hydrated, as an adequate intake of water improves skin-texture.
  • Foods To Avoid: Additionally, certain foods items such as alcohol, beer, sugar-rich foods like cakes or pies, cookies, candies and processed foods like burgers, french fries, hot dogs etc. are not advised to Psoriasis patients.

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Ayurvedic Medicines for Skin Psoriasis

Ayurvedic Medicines for skin psoriasis include Haridra (Curcuma), Lasuna (Allium sativum), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Nimba (Azadirachta indica) and Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis miller). These herbal medications help in reducing the inflammation of the skin, striking harmony between the Pitta, Vata, and Kapha Dosha and alleviating the overall symptoms in the patients.

Scalp Psoriasis Treatment

Scalp psoriasis is a skin disorder with varied patterns. If you have a light-to-medium skin, you may observe reddish or salmon-coloured patches with white scales that have a slightly raised texture. These patches can have a purple hue with grey scales on dark skins. These patches may also spread to the neck in some patients. Scalp Psoriasis Treatment in ayurveda makes use of herbal medicines, dietary plans etc. to treat the disease. Herbal treatment for Psoriasis makes use of herbs like Neem, Aloe Vera, Turmeric, Guggul, and Bhringraj. These herbal medicines are anti-inflammatory and they help in reducing the severity of the patches. In addition, washing your hair with shampoos with Ritha and Shikakai can also soothe the inflamed scalp.

Plaque Psoriasis Treatment

Plaque Psoriasis Treatment in ayurveda has multiple approaches like specific diet plans, herbs, massages etc. to treat this ailment. Staying well-hydrated, including green, leafy vegetables to your diet and avoiding red meat, spicy foods and alcohol will help with your symptoms.

Additionally, herbal creams with Neem and Turmeric as their major ingredients reduce the scaling and inflammation in the body. Applying Aloe Vera gel directly to the plaque also reduces scaling and inflammation.

Eczema and Dermatitis Treatment in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, Eczema is caused by an imbalance in the Pitta and Kapha Dosha in the body. Symptoms include thick, inflamed skin patches, rashes and bumps and pain that can range from irritating to extremely painful. Eczema Treatment in Ayurveda includes therapies, herbs and lifestyle changes. Panchakarma treatments like Vamana (emesis) and Virechana (purgation) are found to be quite effective in cleansing the body from within and reducing the dosha imbalances. Additionally, including fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables, beans, seeds and nuts in the daily diet also help with the Eczema symptoms.

Dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders. The major symptoms are exudation, swelling, severe itching, and skin changes such as cracks. Dermatitis Treatment in Ayurveda is centred around herbal medications and diet plans. Some of the most potent herbal medicines against Dermatitis are Aloe Vera Juice or Gel, Kumkumadi Taila, Ashwagandha, Manjistha, Triphala, Methi, Sandalwood and Shatavari. In addition to this, some antibacterial herbs like Neem, Tulsi and Turmeric have exhibited promising results against the symptoms of Dermatitis. You can also opt for Panchakarma and Shodhana treatments to improve your skin condition.

Why Go For Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis and Skin Conditions?

  • Natural and Safe: Ayurveda uses herbal remedies and therapeutic procedures that are safe and free of any unwanted side-effects.
  • Holistic Approach: Ayurveda believes in addressing the root cause of the disease and treating the disease holistically from within.

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Disclaimer: The purpose of the content on this page is not to substitute any professional medical advice but to provide information to the reader. If the reader is a patient with psoriasis or any other skin condition, we recommend not making any diet or routine changes without consulting his/her doctor or dietitian. For appointments, call our 24×7 helpline: +91-9821929797 or visit www.karmaayurvedahospital.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is psoriasis and why is it important to treat it?

    A chronic autoimmune condition where your body produces skin cells rapidly, which results in red, scaly patches on the skin. Treating psoriasis early would help you in avoiding further complications.

  • Genetic factors, environmental triggers (for example, stress, infections, and skin injuries) and lifestyle habits can be factors behind psoriasis, however, the exact cause behind this disease is still unknown.

  • You would see red patches of skin with silvery scales on your body, dry or cracked skin that can show further complications such as bleeding, thickening etc. Rigged nails and swollen joints are also noticed in a few psoriasis patients.

  • A physical examination of the skin is often the first step in the diagnosis of this diseases.

  • Topical treatments, phototherapy, systemic medications and lifestyle modifications are often used to treat psoriasis. In addition to these, ayurvedic treatment is also a preferred choice for a safe, side-effects free psoriasis treatment.

  • Ayurvedic herbs like Neem, Turmeric, and Aloe Vera are commonly used to reduce inflammation and support good skin health. Dietary changes and yoga for de-stressing are also pretty effective in managing the symptoms.

  • Including anti-inflammatory foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and omega-3 fatty acids in your diet, while avoiding processed foods, red meat, and dairy products is vital for good skin health. Keep yourself well-hydrated too.

  • A 100% clinical cure is not possible, however, with ayurvedic herbs, lifestyle and dietary modifications, you can easily contain the spread of the disease and reverse the damage incurred by your skin due to this disease.


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