Herbal Treatment of Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a dry and scaly skin disease. It is considered as a genetic disease and is caused by triggered immune system. Skin cells normally take about 21-28 days to replace themselves. But, in patients suffering from psoriasis, skin cells take around 2-6 days for their replacement. Psoriasis affects about 3% of global population and may develop in people between age group 11-45.
Causes of Psoriasis
1. Genetic Causes
Scientists have found about 9 gene mutations involved in causing psoriasis. One gene mutation on chromosome 6 (PSORS-1) is a major factor that leads to psoriasis. Due to mutations on genes, certain cells start functioning in a different way.
2. Immune System Causes
Normally, white blood cells produce antibodies to fight with invading foreign micro-organisms. Certain chemicals are produced that aid in healing and fighting infective organisms. In the case of psoriasis, T-cells (special while blood cells) become overactive and attack the skin. These T-cells make the skin cells multiply very fastly which start to stack up on the skin surface. In psoriasis, the skin completes this whole process in about 3-6 days. T-cells produce an abnormally large amount of chemicals which cause acute inflammation in the skin and joints.
3. Environmental Causes
Most environmental agents play an important role in causing psoriasis. According to researchers, at least 10% of the general population inherit one or more genes that aid to create a predisposition to psoriasis. A person who develops psoriasis must possess a combination of genes that cause psoriasis.
Stress may cause psoriasis or aggravate the existing psoriasis. Herbal treatment of stress may prevent occurrence of psoriasis in some people.
5. Skin Injury
Psoriasis can appear in areas of the injured skin. Injury to the skin has been associated with specific type of psoriasis known as 'plaque psoriasis'. A skin infection or skin inflammation can trigger psoriasis.
Bacteria mostly streptococci may cause a typical type of plaque psoriasis. In this type of psoriasis, small red drops appear on the skin.
Worsens after an individual has been infected with HIV or AIDS. A number of chemotherapeutic drugs have been shown to aggravate psoriasis. Some people see an increased risk of chronic plaque psoriasis due to smoking and drinking alcohol. The severity of psoriasis fluctuates with hormonal changes. The frequency of psoriasis disease mostly peaks during puberty and menopause.
Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective natural remedies such as PSORA Care Pack for herbal treatment of psoriasis. These natural remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these natural 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
Neem (Azardirachta indica) is extensively used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various skin problems. Regular intake of Neem Capsules could reduce the risk of psoriasis. The active compounds in this medicinal plant act directly on the skin tissues. It works at the root cause of the disease and helps to address the underlying health problems that are responsible for skin diseases. Neem is highly recommended by most Ayurvedic physicians for all types of skin treatment. Neem possesses antibacterial properties and it is effective in fighting most skin infections such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
4. Navkarshik Churna
Nature has provided us a number of natural remedies for the treatment of arthritis and gout. Psoriatic arthritis needs little longer and regular treatment rather than quick symptomatic relief. Navkarshik Churna provides quick relief and it also works at the root level of the problem i.e. Psoriasis. It helps in correcting the purine metabolism, liver metabolism, cleansing the blood and breaking uric acid crystals. It is one of the best herbal treatments for psoriasis and it contains best herbs for psoriatic arthritis.
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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