Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis
Ayurveda is the oldest traditional method of medicines originated from India about 5000 years ago. The Ayurveda system has the answer to treat all diseases which are long lasting or incurable as per modern science. Ayurvedic medicines treat diseases from their roots and prevent them from occurring again. One of the dreadful diseases in the human body is Psoriasis which is a skin disorder. We will discuss Psoriasis and its treatment with the help of Ayurvedic medicines in this article.
Psoriasis is a long-lasting condition in which skin gets infected with itchy and red colored scaly patches mostly on the elbows, knees, scalp and trunk. It is a non-contagious inflammatory skin disease that changes the life cycle of skin cells. In psoriasis, cells rapidly develop on the skin and their continuous growth leads to scaly, thick plaques that cause discomfort and itching in individuals. According to Ayurveda, Psoriasis is the result of weaker Vata and Kapha dosha, which toxify the Mamsa Dhatu and Rakta Dhatu.
Causes of Psoriasis
Exact cause of Psoriasis is not still known, but it is thought to be the result of genetic, immune and environmental factors. Autoimmune dysfunctioning leads to the uncontrolled development of skin cells. Commonly, skin cells grab about 21-28 days to replace themselves with new cells. But in patients with Psoriasis only 2-6 days are taken by skin cells to replace themselves due to their excessive growth. Here are some factors that triggers the risk of Psoriasis:
- Excessive consumption of alcohol
- Over smoking
- Excess stress
- Infections such as skin or throat
- Injury of skin such as bug bite, cut or sunburn
- Dry or cold climatic conditions
- Several medications of Hypertension (Beta blockers), Anti-malarial drugs and lithium
Symptoms of Psoriasis
Symptoms of this disease vary from person to person, but some of the most common symptoms of Psoriasis are:
- Red colored patches on skin enveloped by silvery scales mostly on ear, scalp and area of genitals
- Stiff and swollen joints
- Soreness, burning or itching on skin
- Ridged, pitted or thickened nails
- Cracked and dry skin in which bleeding or itchiness can occur
Types of Psoriasis
1. Plaque Psoriasis
It is the most common type of psoriasis occurring in 80% to 90% of psoriasis patients. In this type, redness, crack and dry lesions on skin covered with silvery or white scales can be seen. Most probably it occurs on the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp. Itchiness and pain can be felt.
2. Scalp Psoriasis
In this type, psoriasis occurs on the scalp and may appear as a red itchy area with silver scale.
3. Inverse Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis is mainly triggered by fungal infection. Areas of armpits, under the breast, in the groin and around the genitalia are mostly infected with red inflamed skin.
4. Erythrodermic Psoriasis
This type of psoriasis can cause large spots of fiery redness on the body surface. Erythrodermic psoriasis is found very rarely in patients.
5. Nail Psoriasis
Psoriasis occurs in fingernails and toenails in this type. Abnormal hair growth, pitting and discoloration are the effects of Nail psoriasis.
6. Guttate Psoriasis
It appears as little, individual, red colored spots on skin. These spots are not thick as in plaque psoriasis. Guttate psoriasis mostly occurs in children.
7. Pustular Psoriasis
Pustular psoriasis is the 5% of the total psoriasis that occurs in patients. It develops more in adults than children. In this psoriasis, white pustules or blisters of non-infectious pus surrounded by red skin occur.
8. Psoriatic Arthritis
About 30% of patients complain about inflammation in the joint with symptoms of arthritis along with psoriasis, that is why it is named as Psoriatic arthritis.
Symptoms vary from mild to severe and arthritis can affect any joint. Progressive joint damage and stiffness of joints occurs.
Complications of Psoriasis
Carelessness and improper treatment may lead to permanent joint damage and many other health problems, such as:
- Eye Problems (like uveitis, blepharitis, conjunctivitis and many more)
- Psoriatic Arthritis (stiffness and swelling of joints)
- Type 2 Diabetes (increased risk of diabetes with increased stage of Psoriasis)
- Hypertension (Psoriasis may lead to high blood pressure)
- Heart disorders (such as angina)
- Autoimmune diseases (such as sclerosis, celiac and crohn’s disease)
- Mental disorders (such as depression and low self-esteem)
- Neurological disorder (Parkinson’s disease)
Treatment of Psoriasis
There is no proper treatment of Psoriasis in modern science. Many modern medicines used in the treatment, show severe side-effects that may also lead to some serious life-threatening diseases. So, it is best to go with the Ayurvedic system of medicines. Ayurvedic medicines are best in treating diseases without any adverse effects in patients. But, how to know which Ayurvedic medicines are best in treating Psoriasis? The answer is Psora Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda is a major Ayurvedic manufacturing unit serving patients worldwide. Herbal Products of Planet Ayurveda are made up of 100% pure, organic and vegetarian material. Standardized extract of herbs are put into the formulations by strictly following the principle of Ayurveda. Psora care pack of Planet Ayurveda is very effective in treating Psoriasis, let’s take a look at this valuable pack.
Psora Care Pack includes the following medicines
- Navkarshik Churna
- Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula
- Neem Capsules
- Manjishtha Capsules
- Pitta Balance
- Recumin Gel
- Jatyadi Tailam
1. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA
This formulation is a combination of several herbs such as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Nimba (Azadirachta indica) and Vacha (Acorus calamus). All these herbs are used in specific quantities and work in a synergistic manner to treat diseases. This churna is effective in maintaining healthy skin also, thus helps in treating Psoriasis.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful two times daily with water after meal.
2. RADIANT SKIN HAIR NAIL FORMULA
Pit papad (Fumaria officinalis), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis) and Chirayata (Swertia chirata) are active ingredients used in this natural formulation, that is available in the form of capsules. Standardized extracts of all these herbs are utilized in filling the vegetarian capsule shells for better results. Planet Ayurveda’s Radiant skin hair nail formula provides nourishment to skin, hairs and nails and makes them healthier. It also balances Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha). These capsules maintain healthy pH of skin to keep it healthy.
Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day with water after meals.
3. NEEM CAPSULES
Planet Ayurveda’s Neem capsules are formulated with pure and standardized extract of neem. In Sanskrit, Neem is known as Nimba and in scientific language; its name is Azadirachta indica. Neem is an evergreen tree with green leaves extremely beneficial for all skin problems. It is a treasure of properties needed to have a healthy skin, hairs, and body as well.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with water after the meals
4. MANJISHTHA CAPSULES
Manjishtha Capsules by Planet Ayurveda consists of 500mg standard extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). It prevents over activation of the immune system and helps to maintain the skin healthy. Therefore, it supports well in the treatment of skin disorders including Psoriasis.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with water after meals.
5. PITTA BALANCE
Pitta balance capsules are formulated by using 5 natural calcium compounds: Mukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Praval Pishti, Akik pishti, Jahar Mohra Pishti along with a herbal Giloy Satva (Extract of Tinospora cordifolia). These capsules pacify Pitta dosha and protect it from turning into Rasa Dhatu due to an unhealthy digestive system in psoriasis. The capsules are also helpful in keeping healthy skin.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with water after meals.
6. RECUMIN GEL
Recumin Gel of Planet Ayurveda is a formulation of some wonderful natural ingredients, beneficial for skin health. High quality extracts of leaves, fruits and bark of herbs including Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), and Neem (Azadirachta indica), etc. are used in this gel. Recumin gel helps in rejuvenating and restoring the natural health and glow of the skin.
Dosage: To be applied with Jatyadi tailam as mentioned below.
7. JATYADI TAILAM
Planet Ayurveda’s Jatyadi Tailam is a blend of haridra (Curcuma longa), nimba (Azadirachta indica), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Daruharidra (Berberis aristata) Koot (Saussurea lappa), Patola patra (Stereospermum chelonoides), etc. This formulation has been used in healing wounds since ancient times. It reduces sensation of affected area and restores the normal color.
Dosage: Jatyadi Tailam and Recumin gel are to be mixed together and applied twice daily on the affected area, after cleaning the area with water thoroughly.
Some diseases have their treatment in Ayurveda only. Ayurvedic medicines not only treat the root cause of disease but also provide many additional positive effects on your body. As we read above, in Psoriasis, our skin begins to look very ugly if proper treatment is not taken at early stages. So, it is necessary to detect it in early stages and take proper treatment. Use the Psora care pack of Planet Ayurveda to save your money wastage and get accurate results timely.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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