Monday, March 4, 2013

Home Remedy for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disease characterized by thick and red scaly patches of skin. It can affect all ages although it is more prevalent during the first 15-30 years. Both men and women can be infected by psoriasis.

Symptoms

The patient had red and irritated skin covered with silvery scales. Dry lesions often grew from ½ inch to several inches in size. It can also be accompanied by slight itchiness. Areas usually infected are elbows, knees, and the skin behind the ears, the trunk, and the scalp. It can also affect the underarm and genital areas.

Causes

Research shows that psoriasis involves an irregularity in skin mechanism. The skin grows and replaces itself. It is pointed out that such irregularity is related to the metabolism of amino acids, the natural building block for cell tissue reproduction.

Physical and emotional stress, certain infections and usage of other prescription medicines can aggravate this condition.

Psoriasis can also be acquired through family history.

Home Remedies 

Cabbage:

Pick the thickest and greenest outer leaves of the cabbage. Wash leaves thoroughly in warm water. Dry with a towel. Remove the thick veins then flatten and smoothen them out using a rolling pin. Warm and make layered application on the affected part. Place a soft woolen cloth over it. Secure the whole compress using an elastic bandage.

Bitter gourd:

Mix a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice with 1 teaspoon of limejuice. Sip slowly on a empty stomach everyday. Continue treatment from 4-6 months.

Avocado:

Apply avocado oil gently on the affected parts. Cashew nut: Apply cashew nut oil extracted from the outer shell of the cashew nut. It has acrid and rubefacient properties that are effective in the treatment of psoriasis.

Buttermilk:

Drink liberal quantity of curd in buttermilk form. You can also try using buttermilk when compressing the affected area.

Vitamin E:

Take 400 mg of vitamin E everyday to reduce itchiness and scab formation. Lecithin: Take 6-9 capsules of lecithin a day. Take 2-3 capsules before and after each meal. Another method is to take 4 tablespoon of granules daily for 2 months. Decrease dosage to 2 tablespoons afterwards.

Diets

Drink beet, carrot, cucumber or grape juices for a week.

After the juice diet, eat plenty of grains, nuts, seeds such as sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and organically grown fruits and raw vegetables.

Consume homemade cottage cheese, yogurt, and goat’s milk if considerable improvement if observed.

Repeat juice diet after a month if desired. Foods and drink to avoid are coffee, tea, butter, eggs, condiments, milk, white sugar products, foods containing hydrogenated fats, and all refined or processed foods.

Further Suggestions

  • Administer a warm water enema everyday during the initial juice diet.
  •  Take seawater baths regularly or soak affected area on seawater once a day. 
  •  Avoid using soap and having a bath several times. 
  •  Take a hot Epsom salt bath then apply olive oil on the body afterwards. 
  •  Clean skin by applying dry friction or daily sponging.
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