Home Remedies for Psoriasis

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Psoriasis is a common skin disorder that occurs when the skin produces new cells at many times the normal rate. This creates a build-up of cells that the skin is unable to slough off. This build-up leads to patches of dry and itchy skin with thick, white or silver scales and reddish patches that are hard and dry. The cause of psoriasis is unknown, although research indicates it may be a genetic disorder; or possibly connected to a compromised immune system.

Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it can be treated with surprising results at home with natural remedies.

Sunlight is helpful in treating psoriasis. The National Psoriasis Foundation recommends starting with five to 10 minutes of bright sun exposure daily and gradually increasing the amount if your skin can tolerate it. (Tanning beds are not recommended).

Keeping the skin moisturized is very important. Warm showers or a bath will help remove patches of the scales. Salves and creams can also be beneficial, especially if they’re made with skin-soothing herbs such as calendula.

Turmeric (fresh-grated or in powder form) mixed with coconut oil: turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory properties, while the lauric acid in coconut oil allows the skin to absorb the soothing properties of turmeric. This “paste” may also be used to treat acne. Caution: turmeric will stain skin and clothing.

Apply pure aloe gel from the leaves of the aloe plant. The gel contains anti-inflammatory properties. Scoop out a little of the fresh gel on your fingertip and apply it over the affected area. Daily applications of the gel may result in smoother skin.

– Azul

Sources:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5449950_rid-redness-psoriasis.html

http://coconutoil.com/turmeric-in-coconut-oil-could-be-acne-remedy/

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2 Comments on Home Remedies for Psoriasis

  1. Jack Sherman // March 24, 2015 at 2:08 am // Reply

    Azul,
    Subject: Psoriasis
    Thank you for your help. My skin problem at age 91 needs particular attention. Skin creams com-mercially available do soften the skin but do not cure. I greatly appreciate your post as the natural products you offer both softens and cures..
    J. R. Sherman

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