Frequent relapses, spreading of new lesions, white flakes on the skin make life difficult for those suffering from Psoriasis. But this can be relieved with specific Ayurvedic treatments, so read on to learn how.

Psoriasis can be relieved with specific Ayurvedic treatments

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by red itchy inflamed skin patches which leaves white flakes. This disease is seen on the scalp, face and all over the body but more predominantly on elbows, knee and scalp.

A recent survey has revealed that millions of people suffer from this disease, as high as 2-3 % of the global population.

Psoriasis is said to be idiopathic (i.e. the exact cause of the disease is not known) however it is believed that the immune system over reacts causing skin inflammation and flaking of skin.

This disease is characterised by the following symptoms:

• Red colour skin patches, slightly raised and inflamed
• Skin flakes, fish-like scales
• Itching
• Dryness

Incompatible food combinations

Ayurveda describes Psoriasis as Kitibh Kustha, a skin disease with imbalance of Vata, Kapha and Pitta. Impurities appear in the blood (Ratka) because of dosha imbalance. Incompatible food combinations like hot and cold food, fish and milk, milk with meat, fruits mixed together or mixed with curd or milk, excessive stress, or eating junk food leads to an imbalance of the three doshas.

Psoriasis can be very well managed through a treatment called Panchakarma (five detoxification methods described in Ayurveda), internal remedies, local applications, and immunity boosters.

Successfully treated with Panchakarma

Panchakarma plays an important role in the treatment of Psoriasis as it aims to expel toxic materials from the body, correct the impaired functions of the Agni and balance the doshas. Also, Shirodhara (oil pouring treatment on forehead), and Takradhara have good results in such psychosomatic disorders. In my Ayurvedic clinical practice I have successfully treated many chronic cases of psoriasis with multiple relapses.

Ayurvedic psoriasis management also includes internal remedies that work on body and mind.

Some such remedies like Sang Pure, Psoria oil, Purodil capsule, and Neem oil are available at our website

Ayurveda Family also brings you a unique collection of remedies that are effective in managing stress and anxiety that may cause Psoriasis - for example Nisha, Cardimap, Brahmi, Manasamitra Vatakam, Tranqwin which are absolutely free of side effects and natural. These are available at our online store

If you are suffering and you wish to discuss your Psoriasis issue, you can always talk face to face to our consultants.

And if you want to learn more about the benefits of Ayurvedic lifestyle and approaches to health and wellbeing, you are also most welcome to read our three blogs (Monthly Focus, Latest News, and Learn More About Ayurveda).


By Dr. Sagar Vete

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