Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a long lasting chronic skin problem that causes skin cells to grow quickly and results in thick, white, silvery or red patches of skin. In general, skin cells grow gradually and sheds off about every 4 weeks and then new skin cells grow and replace the outer layers of the skin. But in psoriasis, new skin cells move to the surface of the skin in days rather than weeks and they form thick patches which are called plaques. Psoriasis is most common in in adults but it can occur in children and teens also.
What is the Cause of Psoriasis?
There is not any exact cause of psoriasis but in general it is related to immune system. Psoriasis is often referred to as immune mediated disorder.
What are the Different Types of Psoriasis?
Following are the different types of psoriasis:
- Plaque psoriasis - It is a condition of psoriasis in which patches of raised, reddish skin covered by silvery-white scale are formed.
- Psoriatic arthritis - This type of psoriasis causes inflammation of the joints.
- Guttate psoriasis - This type of psoriasis causes small, red spots on the skin
- Pustular psoriasis - In this type of psoriasis white pustules are formed and are surrounded by red skin.
- Inverse psoriasis - In this type of psoriasis, smooth, red lesions are formed in the skin folds.
- Erythrodermic psoriasis - This type of psoriasis causes redness, severe itching, and pain.
Which Parts of the Body are Affected by Psoriasis?
The scalp, elbows and torso, knees are mostly affected by psoriasis. The other parts that are affected by psoriasis are nails, palms, soles, genitals and face (rare).
What is the Effect of Sun on Psoriasis?
Sunlight and ultraviolet light slow down the rapid growth of skin cells and hence they can have a positive effect on psoriasis. In fact, psoriasis certainly gets better with the ultraviolet light of the sun. More the sunlight, better the psoriasis gets but in winters the condition may become worse due to less sun.
Ayurveda and Psoriasis
Ayurveda is an old healthcare system that helps maintain healthy body in a natural way by balancing three doshas namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
According to Ayurveda psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha dosha. They both of them maintains our body equilibrium.
Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as PSORA Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
Dosage / Usage
- Navkarshik Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after meal.
- Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
- Neem Capsules - 1 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
- Manjishtha Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
- Pitta Balance - 1 capsules twice daily with plain water after meal.
- Jatyadi Tailam and Recumin Gel - For external use only, this Jatyadi Tailam and Recumin Gel can be mixed together and apply twice daily on the affected area after cleaning the area.
1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
Radiant skin hair nail formula is packed with wonderful herbal extracts of Rubia cordifolia (Manjista), Fumaria officinalis (Pit papad), Swertia chiretta (Chirayata) and Aloe barbadensis (Ghrit Kumari). Regular use helps to clear toxins from the body as this herbal remedy is rich in free radicles. Radiant skin hair nail formula is packed with antioxidant and immune modulator properties. It nourishes dry skin that is quite common symptom in psoriasis. Also cures skin problems like psoriasis, impetigo, ringworm, hay fever, skin tanning etc. It enhances liver functions too effectively.
2. Manjishtha Capsules
Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is a herb that helps to pacify the vitiated Kapha and Pitta. It is mainly Pittahara. It is one of the best herb used for blood purifying and removes toxins from the body. It has ability to penetrate into body tissues where reactive toxins have accumulated. It binds with the toxins and neutralizes their damaging effect. This super herb aids in removing toxins from the blood and in cleansing the lymphatic system. It helps to boost your immunity and increases the white blood cells of immune system. Manjishtha could increase the amount of white blood cells up to 151% and it has been considered one of the advantages of taking Manjishtha, particularly if you are aiming to boost your immune function. Immune system is impaired in Psoriasis. So cap. Manjishtha is very beneficial for management of psoriasis.
3. Neem Capsules
The Neem capsules of Planet Ayurveda contains standardized extract of Neem in it. Neem is an herb which is known as Azadirachita indica. It is a fast growing tree that can reach upto a height of 40 m. Generally, it is 15-20 m high. In severe drought it may shed most or nearly all the leaves. It is very helpful in the treatment of psoriasis naturally.
4. Navkarshik Churna
The Navkarshik Churna of Planet Ayurveda contains the blend of 9 ingredients in it. They are Amla (Phyllanthus emblica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellirica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachita indica), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurrooa), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) and Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata). It is very helpful in the treatment of psoriasis naturally.
5. Pitta Balance
In the case of psoriasis, a compromised digestive system leads to an increase of pitta dosha into rasa dhatu. So pitta balance capsules alleviate excess of pitta in body and help in management of psoriasis.
6. Jatyadi Tailam
This is a classical formulation which is composed of haridra, jati, nimba, patola, manjishtha, katu rohini, tutha, etc herbs and some metallic contents, they have penetrating property hence heals the deep-seated wounds or non-healing wounds. This oil is very beneficial in chronic psoriatic conditions. It also restores the normal color and reduced sensation of the affected area.
7. Recumin Gel
Recumin Gel is a patent product of Planet Ayurveda which has shown tremendous results in case of skin disorders. It promotes early healing of wounds, restores the normal color and texture of the skin by removing the scaly de-pigmented patches from the body. Recumin gel contains Azadirachta indica, Jasmine officinalis, Commiphora mukul, Celastrus paniculatus, Sesame indicum, Cocus nucifera, etc. Basically, the herbs in this gel have anti-bacterial action and improve skin complexion.
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