Psoriasis from the point of view of Ayurveda
Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to grow rapidly. This overgrowth can result in thick, scaly plaques that itch or hurt. Psoriasis is best described by red, flaky, crusty patches that may be covered by easily shed, silvery scales. They may also cause intense itching or burning sensations. This disease is classified into several types based on the appearance of the scales and their location on the body. Other health issues may arise as a result of psoriasis — while it is commonly thought of as a skin disease, psoriasis can also affect the bones, muscles, and metabolic system. Ayurvedic specialists believe that psoriasis is caused by an imbalance of the Pitta dosha. Toxins, stress, and the use of too many products, such as yogurt, seafood and salted food, are also considered factors for the development of psoriasis.
How Ayurvedic doctors treat psoriasis
Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda begins with the removal of toxic material from the body fluids, which is accomplished through Panchakarma therapies.
According to Ayurveda, the liver is the seat of Pitta dosha, and it is the body’s detoxification organ in modern science. Therefore, for psoriasis treatment, the patient is advised to use some good herbs for liver care and detoxification.
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Various herbal medicated oils and formulations.
Herbs purifying blood or bloodletting.
Therapies like Vamana / Virechana.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis:
- Take baths with Dead Sea salts
- Apply creams from aloe vera extracts
- Use the turmeric gel twice a day for nine weeks
- Practice stress-relieving activities
- UVB rays from the sun can help fight psoriasis — spend 5-10 minutes under the sun every day
- Avoid alcohol