For those suffering from psoriasis – an auto-immune skin condition – red, scaly patches will generally develop on the elbows, knees and scalp. This is caused by the immune system triggering the overproduction of skin cells. Fortunately, there are certain natural remedies that can ease the symptoms of psoriasis. Here are a few worth trying:
Natural Remedies for Psoriasis
Curcumin is the active ingredient in the herb, turmeric, which research has shown has the ability to alter gene expression. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that result in minimising psoriasis flares. It can either be placed on the psoriatic areas or ingested in food.
2. Aloe Vera
According to a recent study of more than 2 000 people, aloe vera proved helpful to people suffering from psoriasis by reducing redness and scaling. The gel from the aloe vera plant can be administered directly to the skin, however it is not encouraged for psoriasis sufferers to ingest aloe vera capules.
3. Tea Tree Oil
This Australian plant has a host of beneficial properties including antiseptic qualities that have assisted those suffering from psoriasis by relieving symptoms. This is particularly helpful for assisting with scalp-related psoriasis in the form of tea tree oil shampoo.
4. Omega-3 Fats
Found in fish and fish oil supplements, omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation associated with auto-immune diseases. These can be taken in capsule form or added to the diet.
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A component of chilli peppers, capsaicin reduces the pain, inflammation, redness and scaling of psoriasis in the form of a cream or ointment. Although some people have reported initial stinging when applying the cream, this would decrease with further use.
Renowned for its skin soothing abilities, oats can be added to baths, made into a topical paste or found in cream format to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis.
7. Apple Cider Vinegar
For those suffering from scalp itch related to psoriasis, apple cider vinegar can be diluted with water in a 1-to-1 ratio and then applied to the scalp several times a week. It’s best to buy an organic apple cider vinegar for this use.
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The UVB rays of sunlight have been known to improve the appearance of psoriasis, however only in small doses. Healthy skin must be covered with sun screen and the psoriasis exposed about 5 to 10 minutes daily. The UVA rays can damage the skin further which is why indoor tanning beds are not recommended.
9. Eugenie Rowson’s Vibrational Medicine
A safe and natural remedy for psoriasis is the Skin Disorders, Eczema and Psoriasis Formula. This is a safe and natural mouth spray that helps to relieve symptoms associated with psoriasis, eczema and stubborn chronic skin disorders. It is available online at The Remedy Shoppe or at the The Remedy Shoppe in Douglasdale, Johannesburg.
All Remedy Shoppe products are formulated by Biofeedback Therapist and Ethnomedicine Practitioner, Eugenie Rowson, who has years of experience in natural remedies and knowledge of their benefits. Rowson specialises in vibrational medicine and Remedy Shoppe exclusively supplies electromagnetically-made products used to stimulate healing. These natural products contain electromagnetic signatures of an original substance which act as a catalyst to stimulate healing responses. Online users are invited to book a confidential email or skype consultation with Rowson to discuss any ailments or concerns. As far as natural remedies go, vibrational medicines are easy to use, safe for pregnant women, children and pets and convenient.
All natural remedies must be attempted after consultation with a health professional to ensure the correct dosage is used and no pre-existing conditions could result in further damage.