Living with psoriasis is challenging and most believe that it is an incurable disease. But according to Ayurveda, treatment for psoriasis, scalp psoriasis and all other types of psoriasis are possible. Here I am telling you how you can treat psoriasis with Ayurveda and which home remedies can help to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis.
Earlier we talked about psoriasis and the treatment of psoriasis in modern medicine. Now, treatment of psoriasis in Ayurveda is a little different and requires proper dedication by the patient and family if you want to wipe out the root cause.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious, autoimmune skin disorder. The skin looks scaly, red-silver spots, bumpy and cracked. Symptoms of psoriasis can differ between acute and chronic psoriasis.
Cause of Psoriasis According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda psoriasis can be a result of an imbalanced diet. Adverse food combinations have a big bad impact on our health and people with poor immunity can develop serious skin disorders like eczema, acne or psoriasis. Other factors can cause psoriasis.
- Autoimmune disorder
- Medication like chloroquine
- Alcohol consumption
- Bacterial infection on injured site
Avoid aggravating factors
Psoriasis is a disease that brings a lot of changes and can bring ups and downs in our entire lifestyle.
In Ayurveda, this skin disease is related to “Kapha pitta” or “Kapha Vata”, so you need to avoid certain foods and daily habits to treat psoriasis that can aggravate these doshas.
- Spicy food, junk food
- Extra salty food
- Milk and milk products
Don’t let your skin dry, keep it hydrated by consuming good amount of fluids and apply non-scented coconut oil.
If you heed the above suggestions and eliminate the aggravating factors, it means 50% done treat psoriasis.
Keep on reading to know what medications and therapies can treat psoriasis completely.
Risk factors associated with psoriasis
Psoriasis also causes stress and a stressful person suffering from psoriasis may develop suicidal tendencies, in such situations family and friends should give moral support to the patient.
Managing psoriasis in the acute stage is important otherwise it will become chronic and may cause other associated health issues like
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Cardiovascular disease
How to treat psoriasis with Ayurveda?
Psoriasis treatment varies in acute and chronic psoriatic lesions, as many people develop psoriasis in winters, a few in summers and few suffer throughout the year. So you may need to have a word with an Ayurvedic physician in acute psoriasis treatment.
Ayurveda has incredible results in the treatment of psoriasis. Treatment is divided into two parts panchakarma therapy and medications.
Panchakarma therapy to treat psoriasis
Ayurvedic Panchakarma is a detoxification and purification therapy that accelerates the treatment of psoriasis. If you suffer from severe psoriasis then you should start your treatment with panchakarma.
It is comprises of 5 therapies
For panchakarma you need to consult nearby pancharama centre and they will choose required panchakarma therapy according to your disease type and affected doshas.
Ayurvedic medication to treat psoriasis
Ayurvedic medications for psoriasis are promising, they are potent enough to cure psoriasis permanently. You should take continuous treatment for 3-4 months to get rid of this itchy and flaky disease. Few patients suffering from psoriasis may require longer treatment.
Here is a list of medication
- Arogya Vardhini vati
- Giloy Ghanwati
- Kayakalp vati
- Mahamanjishtasdi Vati
- Vrihd panchneemadi churna
- Jatyadi Ghrit
Home remedies to treat psoriasis
Psoriasis needs a lot of changes in lifestyle, diet and skincare products to wipe off permanently. Here are few home remedies that help you to have additional benefits while treating psoriasis.
- Eat well balanced diet that includes fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins and nuts.
- Avoid alcohol consumption
- Eat Fish oil capsules
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid fast foods, and foods contain colours and preservatives .
- Use a body wash instead of soap for bathing
- Well moisturise your skin with scent free coconut oil
- Take a little bit of sun bath. Overexposure can worsen psoriasis, so don’t overdo it.
- You can apply Alovera cream to reduce redness and itchiness
- Avoid polluted enviornment
- Yoga and meditations are backbone
Yoga is again an Ayurvedic “RAMBAN” in supporting psoriasis treatment. I’ll share few yoga asanas that are helpful in treatment in my next blog.
I hope these tips to treat psoriasis will help you in your journey. Healthmonastery extends its best efforts to support psoriasis. You can send your queries and leave a comment below with your feedback. Be sure to sign up for my free newsletter to be the first to get new posts! You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.