Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a chronic disease that often comes and goes.

Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, dry, itchy, and scaly. On people with darker skin the patches may be purple in colour. Psoriasis varies in severity from small, localized patches to complete body coverage. Injury to the skin can trigger psoriatic skin changes at that spot, which is known as the Koebner phenomenon.

People have used herbs to treat skin conditions for centuries, and recent research has supported the idea that some herbal treatments may improve psoriasis symptoms. There is no cure for psoriasis, though treatments and natural remedies can help people to manage their symptoms. Many herbs have the potential to reduce inflammation or slow down skin cell growth, which can help with psoriasis symptoms.

This article will discuss the herbal remedies that currently have the most robust evidence base as treatments for psoriasis.

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Aloe Vera
Add Epsom or dead sea salts to warm bath water and soak your body in the tub for atleast 15 minutes. It will help to get rid of itching and remove the scales. Be sure that you apply moisturiser onto your skin as soon as you get out of the bed. You will see some improvement in your life.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar will help to relieve your scalp and skin from psoriasis. You can buy a bottle of apple cider vinegar from a grocery store and apply it onto the infected region for various times in a week. You can dilute vinegar with water on a 1 to 1 ratio which will help to prevent from the burning sensation. Rinse the skin with a solution as it will help to prevent irritation. If your skin is already cracked and s sensitive or bleeding then do not use apple cider vinegar as it will only damage the skin. It is one of the best herbal remedies for Psoriasis.

Dead Sea Salts
Add dead sea or Epsom salts to the bathing water and soak yourself in the tub for 15 minutes. Be sure to apply the moisturiser to your skin as soon you get out of the tub.

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It is the nature’s best skin soother. There is not any scientific code that can soothe the symptoms of psoriasis. There are many individuals with the problem of psoriasis. People who are suffering from the problem of psoriasis can apply the paste of oats or take a bath in oats and it will help to relieve the itchy skin and reduce the redness from the body.

Tea Tree Oil
This tree is native to Australia and it is believed to have antiseptic qualities and that can applied to the skin. Some people might be allergic to it so it is advised that you must take an allergy test before applying it onto the skin.

This herb is known for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a herb that has an active ingredient known as curcumin. The active ingredient curcumin found in turmeric can minimise the symptoms of psoriasis.

It has beneficial bacteria in it that is also found in fermented foods and yogurt. It helps to maintain the right balance of bacteria inside the body and that would help to boost the immune system.

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Exercising and Diet
People who are overweight have a higher risk to get heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Some other additional diseases that will help to lower cardiovascular diseases are;

A good diet will also help to maintain weight and avoid cardiovascular and various other harmful diseases.

Tips to consider while planning your daily meals:

  • Avoid consumption of sugar
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Cut down the consumption of trans fat
  • Say no to processed foods
  • Avoid eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties
  • Includes fruits and veggies in your diet

Avoid the triggers
Some common triggers of psoriasis include;

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Skin injury, scrapes, sunburns and cuts
  • Medicines can also become the reason for high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, psychiatric disorders and malaria
  • Illnesses and infections can lead to strep throat, cold and various other common conditions

Try the above the above-mentioned herbal remedies for psoriasis and you will see the problem go away in no time. #KhabarLive

(Source: Satnam Singh)