Ayurvedic Herbs and Pranayama for Psoriasis
Ayurvedic herbs and Pranayama are considered as a safe treatment for Psoriasis. Planet Ayurveda offers various Ayurvedic herbs for Psoriasis, which are 100% pure, natural, safe and free from any side effects. And there is also various pranayama, which helps to treat psoriasis naturally.
Psoriasis is a long term autoimmune disease in which skin cells accumulate on the skin and forms red, dry, scaly patches on the skin texture. These patches cause discomfort and irritation. These patches can appear on the scalp, genitalia, ears and the skin over a bony prominence.
Symptoms of Psoriasis
The symptoms of Psoriasis may vary from person to person. The common symptoms of Psoriasis are
- Red, scaly, dry patches
- Cracked skin
- Thickened nails
- Swelling and hardening of joints
- Bleeding from the cracked skin
Causes of Psoriasis
The exact cause of psoriasis is not known but there are several factors like a genetic, environmental and immune system, which are responsible to cause Psoriasis.
- Abnormal functioning of the immune system
- Injury to skin
- Throat or skin infection
- Stress and depression
- Deficiency of vitamin D
- Some conventional medicines like anti-malarial drugs and beta-blockers for high blood pressure
(Reference – Charaka samhita / Chikitsa sthana / Kushtha chikitsa / Chapter no. 7 / Shloka no. 9)
The meaning of this quotation goes as – vitiated Vata –Pitta – Kapha dosha gets localized and it impair our twak (skin), rakta (blood), lasika (lymph), mamsa (muscles). These are the 7 main factors that are responsible for the generation of skin lesions in our body.
Ayurvedic Herbs for Psoriasis
Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of herbal remedies such as “PSORA care pack” which is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, safe, and natural and are free from any preservatives, chemicals, additives and have no side effects.
Psora Care Pack by Planet Ayurveda includes Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula, Navkarshik Churna, Pitta Balance, Manjishtha Capsule, Neem Capsule, Psorolin Ointment, and Lippu Oil.
1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula
These capsules contain the standardized extract of many herbs such as Pit papada, Manjistha, Chirata, Ghritkumari. It helps to maintain healthy skin, nails, and hair. These herbs have several benefits for skin. Manjistha is a popular herb which is beneficial for the lymphatic system and diminishes toxins from the body. Pit-papada possesses anti-analgesic and inflammatory properties. Chirata herb balances the three doshas of the body and also displays anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It also has a rejuvenating property for skin disorders. Ghritkumari acts as an adaptogen that stimulates the defense and adaptive mechanism of the body. This herbal remedy is the best Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with water after meal.
2. Navkarshik Churna
Navkarshik Churna is a mixture of dried extract of various herbs such as Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorrhiza kurrao), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata). It also contains Triphala which gives power to the immune system to start functioning normally and alleviate toxins from the body. It soothes the Vata dosha of the body. Neem, kutaki, manjistha help in the purification of blood and enhances the metabolic activity of the body. Daruharidra is an anti-inflammatory herb. Giloy acts as an immune modulator and thus enhances immunity.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful two times daily with water after meal.
3. Pitta Balance
In psoriasis, when the digestive system does not work properly it causes an aggravation in the Pitta dosha. So Pitta balance capsules decrease this excess of Pitta in body and help in the treatment of psoriasis. Ingredients of Pitta Balance capsules are Praval Pishti, Akik Pishti, Jawar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti and Giloy satva, which help in maintaining Pitta balance at all costs.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.
4. Manjishtha Capsules
Manjishtha Capsules consist of a standardized extract of the herb Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). This herb balances the impaired Kapha and Pitta Dosha in the body. It also purifies the blood and removes all toxins from the body. Manjishtha binds to the toxins, neutralizes their damaging effects and excludes them from the blood. It also strengthens the immune system. So, Manjishtha capsule is considered an effective herb in the treatment of Psoriasis.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with water after meal.
5. Neem Capsules
Neem Capsules consists of the standardized extract of neem leaves (Azadirachtaindica) which is a great source of carbohydrates and fibers. Neem Capsules possesses an anti-inflammatory property and are very useful for skin problems. It balances the Pitta, Vatta and Kapha doshas of the body. It detoxifies the blood and uplifts the proper functioning of the immune system.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times daily with water after meal.
6. Psorolin Ointment
Psorolin Ointment consists of the standardized oil extract Wrightia tinctoria and Cynodon dactylon. It is very useful in the treatment of psoriasis, especially at the scaling stage. It can be applied on dead cells or scales caused due to psoriasis.
Direction: Apply locally on the lesions at night.
7. Lippu Oil
Lippu oil consists of the standardized extract Pongamia glabra (karanji) in coconut oil. The seeds of the Pongamia tree produce essential oil with chemical constituent karanjin. Karanjin has insecticidal and microbial properties. This oil is used in various skin disorders like psoriasis, dry skin, eczema, etc.
Direction: Apply locally on the affected areas after a bath and expose to Sunlight for 3 minutes.
Pranayama for Psoriasis
A pranayama is a form of yoga breathing. It is the connecting link between mental and physical Yogic practices. Pranayama provides benefits to the body which also helps in the treatment of Psoriasis such as detoxification, strengthens the immune system, reduces stress and depression, and erases the scars and wrinkles from the skin. Regular practice provides fresh oxygen to the skin and results in supple and glowing skin.
Some Pranayama for Psoriasis
1. Kapalbhati Pranayama
This Pranayama helps in the purification of blood and beneficial for the people with psoriasis. It provides flawless and radiant skin and cures various other skin diseases eczema, vitiligo, etc. It is also helpful in the treatment of various physical and mental disorders.
2. Bhastrika Pranayama
Bhastrika Pranayama balances all the three Doshas i.e. Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in the body. It purifies the blood and removes toxins from our body. It also improves the functioning of the immune system that’s why; it prevents autoimmune diseases like psoriasis.
3. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
This Pranayama is also known as alternate nostril breathing. It eradicates all the toxins from the bloodstream. It also supports the nervous system and the immune system. It purifies the blood and provides a flawless & radiant skin.
4. Brahamari pranayama
Brahamari pranayama calms the mind and provides quick relief from headache, tension, anger, and anxiety. It is highly effective in managing blood pressure.
So, these are the Ayurvedic herbs provided by Planet Ayurveda and some suggested Pranayama for the treatment of Psoriasis. These are natural treatments and in history, have proven their worth.