How to Treat Psoriasis with Ayurvedic Medicines?

psoriatic rash

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that increases the life cycle of skin cells. In this condition cells rapidly build up on the skin surface. It is an auto-immune disorder. Extra skin cells form scales and red patches which causes itching and sometimes is painful. The sign and symptoms of psoriasis may vary from person to person which are as follows:

  • Dry scaling spots on the surface of the skin
  • Cracked skin that may bleed
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Red patches of skin covered with  thick, silvery scales
  • Pitted nails
  • Stiffness and swelling of joints
  • Mental stress
  • Anxiety

The different causes of psoriasis are:

  • Excessive smoking and heavy consumption of alcohol
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Injury to the skin such as cut or scratch
  • Severe sunburn
  • Skin infections
  • Stress

There are mainly five types of psoriasis that are mentioned below in detail:

1. Plaque psoriasis

It is the most common type also called Psoriasis Vulgaris. This type is characterized by red patches of skin with silver or white scales that appear on the knee, elbow, lower back, and scalp.

2. Guttate psoriasis

Guttate psoriasis appears as small red spots on the skin. The spots are small and drop-shaped which appear on toes, limbs, face, and scalp. This is the second most common type of psoriasis.

3. Pustular psoriasis

This type of psoriasis develops fast and is the severe form of psoriasis. It is characterized by white pustules surrounded by red skin on hands and feet. Symptoms like fever, chills, weakness, loss of appetite also appear in this type.

4. Inverse psoriasis

Inverse psoriasis is red, smooth shiny psoriasis usually appears in skin folds such as the armpit, groin region, or under breasts.

5. Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is seen joints are mainly affected. It is painful also appears on the skin.

In Ayurvedic point of view psoriasis can be correlated with “kustha”. It is due to the imbalance of vata and kapha dosha. Imbalanced vata dosha is responsible for dryness and scaling of psoriasis and kapha dosha are responsible for rapid cell growth and itching.

The main goal of ayurvedic treatment is the purification of blood and tissues. These ayurvedic herbs help in balancing the levels of vata and kapha dosha which in turn decrease the excess cell growth and reduces the symptoms of psoriasis.

Chandigarh Ayurveda centre provides Ayurvedic Treatment For Psoriasis and cure psoriasis by using the “Psoriasis Go Kit”. The kit contains ayurvedic herbs which purifies blood and boosts up your immunity. This kit contains Detox standard powder, Manjisthadi churna, Skin khada, Panchatikta ghrit guggulu, Sarvin tablets.

1. Detox standard powder:

This ayurvedic formulation contains prawal pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satva, kamdudha ras, gandhak rasayana, tal sindoor, akik pishti, sudhyog tab. Detox standard powder helps in reducing inflammation, itching, white scales, redness. It is analgesic, & antioxidant thus deal with psoriasis easily.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.

2. Skin kadha:

Skin kadha is herbal decoction containing giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), methi dana (Trigonella foenum-graecum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), haldi (Curcuma longa), chirata (Swertia chirata), bahera (Terminalia bellirica) etc. It helps in removing toxins from the whole body and is anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antioxidant and thus is very effective in psoriasis patient.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily.

3. Panchatikta Ghrit Guggulu

This herbal preparation contains neem (Azadirachta indica), patola (Trichosanthes dioica), vasa (Adhatoda vasica), guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), patha (Cissampelos pariera), vidanga (Embelia ribes), etc. These tablets help in balancing the levels of vata and kapha dosha in the body. It is a very effective medicine in reducing the symptoms of psoriasis.

Recommended dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

4. Manjistha Churna:

This ayurvedic churna contains neem (Azadirachta indica) and manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjistha churna reduces itching, redness, thick white, silvery scales, red patches and inflammation in a psoriasis patient.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily with normal water.

5. Sarvin Tablets:

These herbal tablets are prepared from gandhak (purified Sulphur), shudh hartal (arsenic trioxide), kali jeeri (Centratherum anthelminticum), khair chal (Acacia catechu). It helps in the reduction of redness and inflammation in psoriasis patient.

Recommended dosage: Take 2 tablets twice daily with normal water.

Healthy tips and diet play an important role in psoriasis patients that are mentioned below:

  • Moisturize the dry skin and prevents plaque formation.
  • Quit alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid red meat, carbohydrates, refined sugar.
  • Avoid products that irritate your skin.
  • Wear comfortable clothes that don’t rub the psoriasis skin.
  • Eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Take warm bath by adding olive oil it soothes skin and helps in itching and irritation.
  • Local Application of aloe vera gel reduces redness, inflammation, and itching.
  • The Application of turmeric gel twice daily helps in the reduction of redness, size, and scaling of the psoriasis lesions.
  • Reduces stress by practicing yoga and meditation.