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12 home treatments for psoriasis- By Dr. S. Sefy

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

Using home remedies alone or in conjunction with herbal medical treatment may alleviate psoriasis symptoms.

People with psoriasis may utilize complementary therapies & a holistic approach if conventional medical treatment was ineffective or caused unwanted side effects. However to remove the cause and fully heal psoriasis it is important to isolate the cause to do so consult a Naturopathic Practitioner.

Certain home remedies may interact with pharmaceuticals, so anybody considering their use should first consult their naturopathic practitioner. 

Additionally, it is essential to evaluate psoriasis symptoms to ensure that the treatments are not making them worse.

1. Exposure to the sun

Sometimes, exposure to sunlight might improve the appearance of psoriasis-affected skin. Individuals should progressively and briefly expose their skin to the elements.

UVB rays from the sun are useful for psoriasis symptoms because they inhibit the proliferation of damaged skin cells.

Some drugs can potentially increase the skin's photosensitivity, thus consult your naturopathic practitioner before doing so.

Not everyone should treat psoriasis with sunshine.

Those with a family history of skin cancer may require sun avoidance and alternative therapies.

2. Capsaicin

Capsaicin, a component of red peppers, has showed anti-inflammatory properties.

According to a study published in 2020, capsaicin may be an effective psoriasis treatment.

To cure skin plaques, people with psoriasis may apply a lotion containing capsaicin. This may initially result in a burning sensation and inflammation, but continued administration of capsaicin may help nerves in the treated area grow less sensitive to inflammation. This may result in decreased scaling, irritation, and discomfort.

A more recent study reveals that capsaicin could be used as an alternative to steroid-based topical psoriasis therapies. The study discovered that administration of capsaicin to afflicted areas produced a protective impact that decreased the body's ability to deliver cytokine-based signals for increased inflammation.

Creams containing capsaicin can be purchased here at our clinic, contact us directly to put in an order.

3. Probiotics

Beneficial microorganisms found in plant based yogurt and fermented foods called probiotics. They can also be consumed as dietary supplements such as Kombucha or Plant based Kimchi and Sauerkraut.

Maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the body may be beneficial to the immune system. Psoriasis is an autoimmune illness, and evidence indicates that probiotics may aid in the management of psoriasis symptoms.

A 2019 review study revealed that the gut microbiome — the genomes of the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms that reside in the digestive tract — is vital to skin health and may prevent psoriasis flare-ups or slow their progression.

A review published in 2020 suggested that a reduced gut flora may have a role in the onset of psoriasis.

In the absence of sufficient data, patients with psoriasis should consult a Naturopathic Practitioner before using supplements to confirm their safety.

4. Curcumin

The active component of turmeric is curcumin. It may reduce inflammation in the body and the activity of psoriasis.

According to the authors of a 2018 reviewReliable Source of studies, there is substantial evidence to support curcumin's efficacy in treating psoriasis.

In addition, a 2021 studyReliable Source found that curcumin reduced mouse-induced psoriasis.

Curcumin is accessible in tablet or capsule form here at our clinic, contact us directly.