psoriasisPsoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin, which is non-infectious. It is characterized by reddish plaques with large sticky silvery scales. It is an abnormality in the skin caused by division of basal layers of the skin. This may cause severe itching sensation and dryness in the skin. Though about 3% of Indians are reported to suffer Psoriasis, it is more common in Americans and Europeans.

Though there is no definite cause for the occurrence of this disease, it is considered to be a genetic predisposition. A child with one or both parents suffering from this disease may develop this disease at some point in life. Infection of upper respiratory tract, deprivation of sunlight and mental stress could also aggravate this disease.

From an Ayurvedic perspective, Psoriasis could be caused due to the dysfunctioning of vata and kapha doshas. Accumulation of toxins or ama, could also lead to this disease condition. Excessive intake of yogurt, seafood, salty foods, black gram and sour food can cause an aggravation in the disease condition. Psoriasis may also develop due to excess stress.

An effective Ayurvedic treatment for this condition is Panchakarma which helps in detoxification of body fluids. Initially the person is given medicated ghee for about five to seven days, followed by inducing vomiting and detoxifying the body, a process known as Vamana and Virechana. Therafter a procedure wherein medicated buttermilk is dripped overhead called Dahara is done, after which the entire body is pasted with mud and other medicines. Finally medicated enemas (Basthies) are given for a week and internal medications in the form of herbal concoctions and medicated ghee has to be consumed for atleast three months.

During the entire treatment period certain diet restrictions has to be followed. Diet should be strictly vegetarian and yogurt, chillies, black gram and excess salt intake should be avoided. Refrigerated and cold foods should also be avoided.

34 Responses to “Treating psoriasis through ayurveda”

  1. Krishn says:

    Is there any good Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore who can treat Psoriasis? Pls advice, I need to consult somebody ASAP.

  2. m.k.chandrasekhar says:

    i am suffering from psoriasis for the past three years.my main problem is iam getting pain in my joints.it could be psoriatic arthritis.what is the best remedy.please advice.

  3. ian gooner says:

    i have psoriasis for years now. on a trip i took with some good friends to Israel, i found this amazing place called the Dead Sea.a few days there helped me to achive a great relief in my condition.the combination of salts in it’s water and the sun there, is great. now i try to travel there ones a year.

  4. Shalini Naveen says:

    I am suffering from psoriasis arthritis for the past eight years.My age is 29years, my main problem is iam getting pain in my joints, my foot and little finger is already deformed. At present I am taking treatment in allopathy. Is there any other treatment to stop my further deformation to other parts of my body & limbs. what is the best remedy.please advice.

  5. Ramesh Pradhan says:

    I am Ramesh Pradhan From Kathmandu. I am 33 year old. I am suffering from psoriasis arthritis for the last 7 years, During this 7 years in two summer it is clearly gone. But it came back again. I do not drink, but I am regular smoker and like most non veg foods. I am using skin oninment (diprovate, teenovate). Never used oral medicines to treat it. Could you please suggest How can i treat from this. Please advice me

    Ramesh

  6. Pralay Bhattacharya says:

    Well! probably by chance i have visited this blogger page and have come across everyone’s real life experience who are suffering from Psoriasis. i am 32 years old and a retail banker and financial advisor. in 2005 i was diagnosed with psoriasis all of a sudden and i got psoriasis in my whole body. i was told by a famous dermatologist in delhi thats incurable and its a auto immuno disorder. i believed and started taking medicines but later on decided to take it up as a challenge. I am not sure whether its curable or not but what i have understood is that people suffering from psoriasis goes through some extreme conditions at one point of time in life. The disease has got a direct relation with stress level, food habits, mental condition, smoking and drinking as per my experiment. do the following things and trust me the diease will be completely under control, i mean 99% under control. Stop eating non veg foods completely, stop drinking alcohol( any kind of), start doing some ohysical exercises mainly either stretching, weight lifting or yoga asanas for atleast half an hour to stretch the muscles. you will observe it affects that parts of the body most where the skin is soft. practise pranayama alongwith yoga asanas or strecting exercises. among veg foods also try to avoid those foods that might create acid. before going to bed you can use an ointment in the whole body or affected parts. the ointment is Saltopic.it costs rs.12 but don’t use too much. can use a liquid named flucort if reqd. try to eat fruits as much as possible. avoid tea and coffee, if not possible take either lemon tea or herbal tea. Within a month you will find the disease completely under control however during extreme summer and extreme winter try to avoid the exposure to extremity as much as possible.take my words for this. if you want any other information can always write me to pralay1@netscape.net.
    With lots of love to all of you

  7. ViKr says:

    Please visit the Ayurvedic Research Center’s(ARC) website http://www.healpsoriasis.com/
    Email: drambalkar@yahoo.co.in
    Phone: (91) (250) 2464776 / 78, 2461169
    I have done extensive research on the Internet for Psoriasis treatment and only Dr. Pramod Ambalkar from ARC has successfully cured(not just contained) Psoriasis for thousands of people in India. Dr.Ambalkar has won Indian Government awards for curing Psoriasis. His medicine Psoraban is approved in India and available only thru ARC. If you live outside India you can call him or send him an email with a photo of your psoriasis affected areas. He will diagnose the kind of psoriasis and prescribe his psoraban medicine + other medicines(Gandhak Rasyan & 777oil etc) and send them to your over courier service. He will also let you know the duration it needs to be taken and the diet you need to maintain (like no fermented food, no red chilly, no Garam masala etc etc) . I’m in USA and by God’s grace I got his contacts and I’m currently being cured with positive results.

  8. Daryl says:

    My psoriasis started when I was 15 and it made my life pretty much unlivable in winter months for the past 11 years. Luckily I found the herbal alternative cure for psoriasis online at http://www.champori.com/ The improvement has been truly amazing and I haven’t had a flare up in the last 8 months!!! Great stuff!

  9. Nature Lover says:

    You should try the products for psoriasis at nutrition4skin.com

    It is all ayurvedic therapies and WOW do they work great! I had psoriasis for over 24 years and am now clear for the last 2

    I use the 777 oil, psoria oil (worked great on my stubborn spots that were not responding so well to the 777), psorolin ointment for scaling, psorolin soap, neem guard for internal healing and i also use the eves shampoo, that cleared up my scalp quickly! So i continue to use these products as they make my skin feel great, you can really feel the difference in these products as to the ones you would normally use from the stores with all the irritants in them and bad ingredients.

    I use alot of other things at nutrition4skin too, like the scented soaps, they smell good enough to eat! And so very friendly to your skin, you just would not believe until you try them yourself!

    Happy clearing everyone! I know you will if you try these products. They are so very good, i cannot even describe the happiness they have brought to me! I just want to spread the word everywhere so that we can wipe out all the suffering that comes with psoriasis!

    Take care everyone!!

    The websites that carry these products are..

    psoria.info

    and

    nutrition4skin.com

  10. Dr. Mudit Goyal says:

    hello,
    Psoriasis is very tough to cure disease but still there is a great hope in ayurveda alongwith panchakarma treatment. I have treated many patients successfully.If any body wants to really get rid off from this disease, He/She can contact me on +919335903298,or personally at Dr. Goyal’s Panchakarma And Ayurvedic Clinic, FF-201,Narain Plaza, Engineering College Crossing, Janakipuram, Lucknow,Uttar Pradesh, India.remember one who want to be cured must have firm determination and patience.

  11. Rajat Bhatia says:

    Hi,

    My 7-year-old daughter has been diagnosed with primary psoriasis vulgaris. The symptoms are there are the last two months. Though the dermatologist has prescribed some medicines, she has also told that there is no treatment for this disease. The medicines can suppress the disease but once stopped the symptoms will flare up again. Is it true that there is no treatment in medical science for this disease and whether it can be treated permanently through ayurveda for such a small child. If yes then can you suggest from where in Delhi or around it. Thanks.

  12. Shushma says:

    Is there any permanent treatment for psorasis in Ayurveda please advice and I want contact numbers and address in Mumbai for it

    Regards
    Shushma

  13. RED says:

    Hi All,

    I am suffering Psroriasis from 2000 to till date. last year 2008 september I had taken the 21 days psoriasis panchakarma treatment from From kerala.
    now i am ok (little bit re occurances are comming )

    Tablets
    =====
    1.Guggulutiktaka kashayam tablets 1 – 0 – 1
    2.GANDHA RASAYANAM 1 0 1
    3.Arogya vardhini vati 1 0 1
    Kashayamas
    =========
    1.maha manjisthadi kwath 30ml – 0 – 30 ml
    2.khadira rista 30 ml – 0 – 30 ml
    oils
    ====
    1.dinesa eladi coconut oil+nalpamaradi oil for head
    2.dinesaeladi coconut oil+nalpamaradioil+pindatailam for body
    or u can use
    maha marichadi oil
    3.for washing use green gram powder.
    Diet
    ===
    strict to vegeterain diet
    use boiled vegetables
    do not eat fermented food like curd,lemon tice,idly,dosa,bread etc
    do not eat dairy products,citrus foods
    do not take salty items,sour items,junk foods,spices,soft drinks,allopathy antibiotics,
    do pranayama regularly
    don’t be panic,stress,
    take fruit juices like water millon,carrot,apple etc
    don’t take coffe, take tea daily 2 cups if you want.other wise avoid taking .
    i konw by seeing u think it is foolish to eat except this(what else is avaialble).
    i hope if you u use the above mentined prescription defnetly it will give relief in 1-2 months .

    cheers
    RED

  14. RED says:

    Hi Sushma,

    as of my knowledge there is no cure for posriasis. i ayurveda we can control this disease. for this you need to go for pancha karma treatment.
    there is a one best hospital in kerala.last year i had taken the treatment. is is good.
    WARRIERS PANCHA KARMA HOSPITAL,KAYAM KULAM,ALLAPUZHA ,KERALA.

    check with that hospital for ore details.

    cheers
    RED

  15. RED says:

    HI Shalini,
    please use this medications.

    Tablets
    =====
    1.Guggulutiktaka kashayam tablets 1 – 0 – 1
    2.GANDHA RASAYANAM 1 0 1
    3.Arogya vardhini vati 1 0 1
    Kashayamas
    =========
    1.maha manjisthadi kwath 30ml – 0 – 30 ml
    2.khadira rista 30 ml – 0 – 30 ml
    oils
    ====
    1.dinesa eladi coconut oil+nalpamaradi oil for head
    2.dinesaeladi coconut oil+nalpamaradioil+pindatailam for body
    or u can use
    maha marichadi oil
    3.for washing use green gram powder.
    Diet
    ===
    strict to vegeterain diet
    use boiled vegetables
    do not eat fermented food like curd,lemon tice,idly,dosa,bread etc
    do not eat dairy products,citrus foods
    do not take salty items,sour items,junk foods,spices,soft drinks,allopathy antibiotics,
    do pranayama regularly
    dont be panic,stress,
    take fruit juices like water millon,carrot,apple etc
    dont take coffe, take tea daily 2 cups if you want.other wise avoid taking .
    i konw by seeing u think it is foolish to eat except this(what else is avaialble).
    i hope if you u use the above mentined prescription defnetly it will give relief in 1-2 months .

    for limbs use this
    aragwatha maha tiktaka ghritham+psora oint ment.

    i hope this wiill ge releif to u

  16. RED says:

    Hi Ramesh,
    be strict to vegeterain, do not smoke it will trigger the psoriasis.
    use the following medications
    i hope this will works.
    Tablets
    =====
    1.Guggulutiktaka kashayam tablets 1 – 0 – 1
    2.GANDHA RASAYANAM 1 0 1
    3.Arogya vardhini vati 1 0 1
    Kashayamas
    =========
    1.maha manjisthadi kwath 30ml – 0 – 30 ml
    2.khadira rista 30 ml – 0 – 30 ml
    oils
    ====
    1.dinesa eladi coconut oil+nalpamaradi oil for head
    2.dinesaeladi coconut oil+nalpamaradioil+pindatailam for body
    or u can use
    maha marichadi oil
    3.for washing use green gram powder.
    Diet
    ===
    strict to vegeterain diet
    use boiled vegetables
    do not eat fermented food like curd,lemon tice,idly,dosa,bread etc
    do not eat dairy products,citrus foods
    do not take salty items,sour items,junk foods,spices,soft drinks,allopathy antibiotics,
    do pranayama regularly
    dont be panic,stress,
    take fruit juices like water millon,carrot,apple etc
    dont take coffe, take tea daily 2 cups if you want.other wise avoid taking .
    i konw by seeing u think it is foolish to eat except this(what else is avaialble).
    i hope if you u use the above mentined prescription defnetly it will give relief in 1-2 months .

    cheers
    RED

  17. satya says:

    Dear friends, do not wate money for pso. medicine from Ayurvedic Research Centers(ARC)Vasai. it is not giving any relief i myself has wasted lacs of Rs. Dr. Ambalkar is con making money , and collected lot of wealth by cheating poor people. Another Munir Khan.Pls Pls do not waste ur time.

  18. swathi says:

    hi Satya,

    I would like to know more about your experience with ARC. I’m planning to use this medicine and till now i heard positive about this center. Could youplease tell me how long you have used the medicine and since how long you have this problem. Did it help you atleast 50%?? please let me know? Also who is your doctor there??

    thanks

  19. Dileep Kumar says:

    Dear Friend,

    Psoriasis can be cured by having food supplimnet for three months.If it spread it in full body we have to take 6 months.If any one want the details please contact me dileep_lakshmi@hotmail.com.

    If satya read please contact me on 09890791945

    With Regards,

    Dileep Kumar

  20. Suresh Reddy says:

    Hi,
    Iam suffering with psoriasis from past 5months can i know the treatment processor for this and treatment package, How lang it will take to cure.

    Kindly confirm it is ayurvedic wright…?

  21. Prasad Damodaran says:

    Dear All,

    I have an effective medicine for Psoriasis and I can give it for free to all who needs the medicine. It is an ayurvedic medicine, if anybody require the same please feel free to contact me at ronaldo81@rediffmail.com.

    Please try the medicine and confirm back.

    You only have to bear the expenses for Couriering the medicine.

    Regards.

    PRASAD

  22. Prasad Damodaran says:

    Dear All,

    The above mentioned medicine can cure various kinds of skin diseases as well. Please contact me on my mobile number 09811193590 or on my mail id which is ronaldo81@rediffmail.com or keralahunk@gmail.com

  23. laxman says:

    Is there any good Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore who can treat Psoriasis? Pls advice, I need to consult somebody ASAP.
    IF POSSIBLE COULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME FOR THIS EMAIL ADD::: laxman_lxr@yahoo.com

  24. Venkat says:

    Any one got cured Psoriasis through ayurveda in Pune. If you have good experience, please let me know the doctor and his contact details. Thanks in advance.

  25. sanjiv kumar says:

    hi,
    i am suffering with psoriasis from 07 years can i know the
    medicine in ayurvedic please send me a list of medicine and
    time table to take it.

  26. Dr. Poornima says:

    Psoriasis can be cured with Ayurvedic treatment. Dr. Poornima in Bangalore has treated many patients successfully. You can contact her at 9845303669.

  27. joseph says:

    Good ayurvedic treatment is available at ayursiddha ayurvedics near to proffessinal courier, opp.bus stand, pampady,kottayam,kerala. they used research based ayurvedic medicine . normaly within 15 days received satisfactory result. medicines are approved by C.C.R.A.S.(GOVT OF INDIA.)and TBGRI(GOVT.OF.KERALA.) ONLY MEDICINE CHARGE THEY COLLECT.NO. CONSULTATION CHARGE.DR.SUDEEP BAMS IS THE PHYSICIAN.IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLEASE CONTACTPHONE NO.09895598596,OR MAIL TO .myskalappuracka@yahoo.co.in.

  28. Shezad says:

    Hi i am suffering from major psoriasis arthritis for the past few years.My age is 35years, my main problem is iam getting pain in my joints, my foot and little finger is already deformed. I am based ib Abu Dhabi, UAE and it is very difficult to find aruydic doctor here in this county i would appreciate if someone can help me with the medicine nad advise me with the cure of this treatment as i am sufffering a lot of pain with this disease. my email : shezad75@hotmail.com, mob: 0097150-7900254
    Abu Dhabi, UAE Thanks Shezad

  29. Other dermatologic and skin disorders as acne and rosacea have been treated with green tea, niacinamide and feverfew, proven to be effective on the treatment of these skin disorders. Among the herbs and herbal remedies found to have a very positive effect on the treatment of dermatologic disorders, as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and others, to herbs as aloe vera and colloidal oatmeal (also known as Avena sativa).

  30. Shital says:

    Psoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious disease that affects mainly the skin. It is currently suspected to be autoimmune in origin. It commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, although some patients have no dermatological symptoms. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes on a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet, and genitals. In contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the extensor aspect of the joint.Fingernails and toenails are frequently affected (psoriatic nail dystrophy) and can be seen as an isolated finding. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints, which is known as psoriatic arthritis. Ten to fifteen percent of people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis. Factors that may aggravate psoriasis include stress, withdrawal of systemic corticosteroid, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking. Because of its chronic recurrent nature, psoriasis is a challenge to treat. Alternative treatment that is Ayurveda can help in curing Psoriais. I can recommend AyurVAID hospitals they do Psoriasis treatment. You can get in touch with the hospitals and learn about the treatment procedure. For you reference : http://www.ayurvaid.com/?q=gout-ayurvaid-outcomes

  31. Shital says:

    Psoriasis is a chronic, non-infectious disease that affects mainly the skin. It is currently suspected to be autoimmune in origin. It commonly causes red, scaly patches to appear on the skin, although some patients have no dermatological symptoms. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes on a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the scalp, palms of hands and soles of feet, and genitals. In contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the extensor aspect of the joint.Fingernails and toenails are frequently affected (psoriatic nail dystrophy) and can be seen as an isolated finding. Psoriasis can also cause inflammation of the joints, which is known as psoriatic arthritis. Ten to fifteen percent of people with psoriasis have psoriatic arthritis. Factors that may aggravate psoriasis include stress, withdrawal of systemic corticosteroid, excessive alcohol consumption, and smoking. Because of its chronic recurrent nature, psoriasis is a challenge to treat. Alternative treatment that is Ayurveda can help in curing Psoriais. I can recommend AyurVAID hospitals they do Psoriasis treatment. You can get in touch with the hospitals and learn about the treatment procedure. For you reference : http://www.ayurvaid.com

  32. vishu says:

    my name is vishwanath im suffering frm psoriasis since frm one year , im not getting wat to do , i ve tried many medicene but its not getting reduce, pls suggest me any good treatment which is avaailable in delhi….

  33. sikkander says:

    Iam sikkander from tamilnadu(pollachi)My wife have some skin problem called as like skin tag Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra, so please give me the medicine details for this skin problem, where to i buy this medicine, iam expecting earliest reply.. email: ihilaas@gmail.com

    Thanks&Regards

  34. krupa says:

    i have psoriasis from past 20 years fed up of everything. now ive stopped everything and drinking my own urine. i drink 4 litres water everyday and drink all the flows of urine except pale, alkaline and salty ones. my skin has started clearing now, scales and inflmmation is reduced. i know this looks bad but only nature cure. after some time it will become normal for you. drink it at least for 9 months continuously. my guarantee that it will help you out as drinking urine is better than all medicines and suffering from psoriasis