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Psoriasis - Herbal Remedies That Work Best

May 15, 2008
Psoriasis is a common skin disease that can affect any age group of people. Although it is non contagious and usually affects the knees, scalp and elbows but can be seen on the face and other parts of the body too. Dull, silvery, thick, flaky deposits can be seen on the affected areas which tend to itch and flake. The disease is linked with overproduction of epidermal cells and stress is known to increase skin diseases.

Psoriasis happens when the skin plaques are thought to be reacting to the over reactive immune system. With the new skin cells producing on the average of once each month like a healthy body does , psoriasis is the term for what happens when the skin in regenerating new skin every 3 to 5 days. Quickly creating several unwanted new skin layers upon the top skin's surface. Unfortunately there has not been enough time to naturally shed the original top layers of skin before the new skin rebuilds causing the very unwanted extra skin layer effect.

Dermatologists advise using salicylic acid and anti dandruff shampoos to reduce the scaly growth. However, underlying cause of Psoriasis is known to be increased toxins deposits in the body and increases by stress and poor diet. Psoriasis break out is an indication that toxins are increasing in liver and kidneys in particularly. So, external applications will reduce the growth of psoriasis but it is only when the tendency of the body to stop trying to reduce the toxins in the body, through the skin that psoriasis can be cured.

Purification of the blood and cleaning of the colon, liver and kidneys can internally help in reducing the scaly growth and Psoriasis. There are many natural and herbal remedies that can provide relief. Neem or Azadirachta Indica is known to purify blood, add it your bath water and have a bath with it. Neem is known to have anti fungal, anti inflammatory properties which helps the skin reduce the scaly growth. To exfoliate gently, you can even make a paste of neem leaves and mix it with some dried orange peel that is ground rough. Exfoliating gently, with this mix will leave your skin clean and nourished without chemicals.

You can apply honey and cream of milk which is the best natural moisturizer that will soften your skin, reducing itchiness and scales. Lifestyle changes, proper nutrition and inclusion of fresh fruits and vegetables will lead to a healthy skin texture. Eliminate alcohol, smoking and junk food that have low nutrition and are high on sodium and chemical preservatives. Increase intake of essential fatty acids and Omega 3, which is known to reduce Psoriasis.

Some of the herbs which are known to benefit a person suffering from psoriasis by reducing toxins in the body and cleansing the blood. Some of these herbs are- red clover, mountain grapes, cleavers, Burdock root, dandelion, figwort, yellow dock. Some of these stimulate the liver while herbs like Cleavers and Figwort cleanse the kidney by removing the toxins. These herbs are used in teas and concoctions that are helpful as skin remedies and reduce stress.
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