Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment – For Scar Free Skin

psoriasis ayurvedic treatmentHave you ever met someone who seems to have red patches of inflammation on their skin? You may have shirked away from their touch for the fear of infection from whatever they have. It is absolutely understandable. The appearance of the skin is so ghastly that even the most iron willed may have to think twice before getting close.


This disease is nothing to be fearful of, not only because it is a rather common condition but also because it s completely non infectious. This disease is called psoriasis. This is an inflammatory disease of the skin in which the skin appears to have well defined reddish patches with silver colored scales on it. There is an excessive division of cells in the basal layers of the skin and therefore the skin shows increased proliferation. If you have ever suffered from psoriasis, or known someone who has suffered from it, you may remember severe itching, dryness and scaling of the skin.

Ayurvedic Understanding of Psoriasis

A lot of basic Ayurvedic texts have touched upon the concept of psoriasis or diseases that resemble the modern day conception of it. According to Ayurvedic references, psoriasis is caused due to the imbalance between two of the body’s basic energies – namely vata and kapha. An equilibrium between these two humors is extremely important for maintaining the right balance within the body. Psoriasis Ayurvedic treatment aims to balance out these humors and regain the equilibrium of the body.

Ayurvedic therapists believe that the accumulation of poisons that have low potency affect the basic pathological changes in the body. These poisons could be produced in the body due to irregular food habits, excessive consumption of foods which should not be eaten together, intake of acidic, sour or salty foods and disturbing the natural bio-rhythms of your body. Alcohol and tobacco consumption only adds to the problems.

Modern Understanding and Pathology of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, long term disease which is caused when the skin cells divide and grow more quickly than the average. Normally, skin cells flake off naturally in 4 weeks. However, in psoriasis, new skin grows extremely quickly to replace the old layer of skin and the new cells move very rapidly to the surface, forming thick patches of skin – also known as plaques.

Though the exact causes of psoriasis are not known, experts believe that this skin condition occurs when the immune system overreacts to the external stimuli, causing rapid growth of new skin cells which then leads to inflammation and flaking of the skin. Psoriasis may also be genetic because it is seen to run in families. It is still not clear though, how the disease is passed from one generation to the other and what triggers it.

Most people who suffer from psoriasis, experience flare ups. These flare ups usually occur in cold and dry climates, due to dry skin, stress and excessively cold or dry climate. Some medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can also lead to inflammation of the skin and misfiring of the immune system. Research shows that those who smoke, are more likely to get psoriasis. This risk is especially severe in women. For those who already suffer from it, psoriasis grows worse with smoking.

Modern Treatments of Psoriasis

Most modern treatments of psoriasis are based on proper skin care. Since the exact cause of psoriasis is not known, the treatment is based on reducing and controlling the symptoms, improving the appearance of the skin and reducing discomfort associated with it. The primary treatment of this condition, in modern medicine, is through creams and lotions – many of which contain anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. The primary aim is to keep the skin moist. A lot of other treatments such as medicated shampoos, oral medicines and ultraviolet light therapy will also often be prescribed by your doctor.

In most cases, psoriasis is hard to treat and though the symptoms can be carefully masked, the problem still remains. Ayurveda, on the other hand, has sure shot treatment for this condition. Since Ayurveda can efficiently explain psoriasis, it can also treat it. Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis is based on naturally correcting the humors of the body so energy flow can be channeled properly. While with modern medicine, your treatment will be lifelong, Ayurveda treatment of psoriasis is time bound and result oriented. This treatment attacks the cause of the condition, therefore curing it.

Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment

psoriasis treatment before and after

A patient after receiving 6 months Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis

There are many Ayurveda remedies to treat psoriasis and give relief from its symptoms. Since Ayurveda associates psoriasis with toxins in the body, the first step towards treatment is to regain the balance by detoxifying the body. This is achieved by Panchakarma treatments available with all leading Ayurvedic therapists and doctors.

For intermittent relief from psoriasis, here are some useful tips:

  • Apply the juice of black nightshade leaves on the plaques. This helps subside the inflammation and control the scaling and itching.
  • Eat a few cloves of raw garlic on an empty stomach. Garlic is a natural blood purifier and can effectively help remove toxins from your body.
  • A paste made from crushed jasmine flowers can be applied tot he affected skin for immediate relief.
  • Guggul, an Ayurvedic herb, should be consumed regularly. This herb is a natural pacifier of the vata-kapha imbalances, bring by absolute relief from the condition.
  • Neem leaves and turmeric can be ground to a paste and applied on the affected skin for long term relief from itching and inflammation.

At Ayurvedic Experts, we have an Ayurvedic treatment expert at your disposal at all times. We have brought together the goodness of natural ingredients and the knowledge of Ayurveda together into a special psoriasis package that can help you effectively say goodbye to this disease forever. The anti inflammatory and blood purifying properties of the ingredients of this package not only reduce the occurrence of psoriasis and eczema, but also gives instant relief from any flare ups. If you need help choosing the right product for you, you can call us on our helpline and someone would be with you for assistance.


About Dr. Saleem Zaidi

Dr Zaidi is an Ayurveda and Unani medicine expert. He is the medical director at Rajshahi Healthcare and chief online consultant at Ayurvedic Expert. He has been studying, writing and speaking out about the effects of herbal medicines on various diseases for over ten years. Please click here for a one on one consultation with Dr Zaidi.