Ayurveda Doctor Melbourne Logo for Pure Herbal Ayurved

Improve your life easily with

Ayurveda

To visit only with the appointment

Pure Herbal Ayurved

Psoriasis Herbal Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Author : Gurnam Saini  
Psoriasis Herbal Ayurveda Treatment and Management
Psoriasis Herbal Ayurveda Treatment and Management

Psoriasis Relief: Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment and Proven Management Strategies

 

Skin is the organ of sense of touch, pain, pressure and temperature. In Ayurveda, healthy skin indicates the good health of a person. However, Skins diseases are very common diseases worldwide.

 

These diseases are more than just Psoriasis skin disorders because sufferers often shy away from others and feel disfigured. Psoriasis is also this kind of skin diseases due to which a person feels embarrassment and suffers from emotional stress as well. Emotional stress worsens the condition and symptoms of the psoriasis.

 

Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent inflammatory skin disease characterised by red patches and silvery scales on the skin. 

 

 

Causes of Psoriasis

 

The definite cause of psoriasis may be unknown, it is generally considered an autoimmune disorder and should be diagnosed by a medical professional. Some triggers can worsen the symptoms of psoriasis. These triggers are:

 

  • Throat infection
  • Skin infections
  • Bug bite
  • Injury to the skin
  • A severe sunburn
  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Cold weather
  • Heavy consumption of alcohol

 

Psoriasis Treatment In Ayurveda

 

In Ayurveda, psoriasis is considered as a type of Kushta, which is caused by imbalance in three humors. However, it involves all three humors, but Vata and kapha aggravation is more prominent in this disease. The aggravation of kapha manifests in the skin and results in accumulation of unwanted waste products or undigested food called AMA in the skin. Kapha leads to excess skin formation and vata lead to its spread in various areas of the body. This accumulation of toxins and imbalance in three body humors cause manifestation of various symptoms of psoriasis.

 

Symptoms of Psoriasis

 

Psoriasis symptoms vary from person to person, but following symptoms are most common symptoms found  in many psoriasis patients. All symptoms may not present in a patient, but one or a few of listed below may appear in the patient.

 

  • Red skin patches covered with silvery scales
  • Dry and cracked skin
  • Burning sensation
  • Itching and soreness
  • Small scaling spots
  • Joint stiffness (occurs in advance stages)
  • Joint pain and swelling (occur in advance stages)
  • Dandruff like scaling
  • Major skin eruptions

 

In most cases, psoriasis flares up for a few days or weeks and then subsides. It appears and goes through cycles of flare-ups and  sometimes complete remission.

 

Ayurveda Herbs to Treat or Manage Psoriasis

 

Herbs that detoxify the skin and reduce skin inflammation are beneficial in the treatment of psoriasis. The effective herbal formula to manage stubborn disease like psoriasis requires an appropriate ratio of herbs. 

 

Following herbs have been used traditionally in Ayurveda to help manage skin conditions like Psoriasis:

 

 

Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa)

 

Kutki contains kutkin, an active alkaloid that helps in skin and abdominal ailments. Kutki is also used for jaundice, indigestion, liver diseases, asthma, allergies and viral infections. It may be helpful in the treatment of eczema, vitiligo and psoriasis. In skin diseases, it may help to reduce skin inflammation and may alleviate the itching and burning sensation. It may reduce redness of the scaly patches in psoriasis.

 

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

 

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda for more than 5000 years to treat skin and inflammatory diseases. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant herb. It contains curcuminoids and curcumin, which may be responsible for its benefits in a variety of ailments including psoriasis. In psoriasis, it may reduce skin inflammation and swelling. It may also give relief from itching and pain.

 

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

 

Neem is one of the most important Ayurveda herb used in a various skin diseases, including eczema, psoriasis, skin infections, immunological and blood disorders. It is a considered as a powerful anti toxic Ayurveda herb. It may help to purify the blood and supports removal of the accumulated toxins from the body. It may help to increase immunity against viral and bacterial infections. In psoriasis, it may also prevent secondary skin infections. It may alleviate the redness of the skin and help reduce itchiness due to scaly patches of psoriasis.

 

Guggul (Commiphora mukul)

 

Guggul is a resin of commiphora mukul trees. This resin contains guggulipids that have great anti-inflammatory properties. Due to this property, it has been used in joint pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, atrophic dermatitis and psoriasis. It may also help to cleanses the blood vessels and removes accumulated cholesterol from the blood vessels. It penetrates deep into the body tissues and helps to remove the ama. In Ayurveda, it is formulated in over hundred Ayurveda formulations used for arthritis, skin diseases and abdominal disorders.

 

Garlic (Allium sativum)

 

Garlic helps to purify the blood and lowers the inflammatory responses in the body, so it may be helpful in psoriasis as well. Including garlic in the diet may also help to provide protection against heart and skin diseases.

 

Boswellia (Boswellia serrata)

 

Boswellia is also known by the name of salai guggul and shallaki. It is also a resin, which contains Boswellic Acids. Boswellic acids possess anti inflammatory and analgesic characteristics, so it has been widely used in both western medicines as well as in traditional medicines. It may act to lower the inflammation and pain in psoriasis. In addition, it may help to prevent re-current flare-ups of the disease. It may also be a helpful herb for psoriasis because it also prevents the occurrence of joint pain and stiffness that may lead to psoriatic arthritis.

 

Manduka Parni (Centella asiatica)

 

Manduka Parni contains many alkaloids, including glycosides, tannins, sterols and triterpenes. These alkaloids may have a calming influence on the brain, thus, it  may help to reduce mental stress. Mental stress can be a trigger for flare up of psoriasis and it may worsen the psoriasis symptoms and overall health condition. Therefore, Manduka Parni may be a bebeficial herb in this combination to help prevent re-current attacks of the disease. In addition to these benefits, it also has anti-inflammatory property, which makes it a good choice of herb for psoriasis.

 

 

Ayurveda Herbal Medicines and Natural Remedies for Psoriasis

 

Most of the Traditional Ayurvedic classical recipies which are used more commonly in Psoriasis are listed below. One can enquire about these Ayurvedic Products in Australia from Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic.

 

 

  • Aragwadharishtam
  • Khadiraristam
  • Jathyadi Thailam
  • Kottamachukkadi thailam
  • Neelibhringadi Oil
  • Aragwadhadhi Kashayam
  • Guluchadi kashayam
  • Gulguluthiktakam Kashayam
  • Mahamanjistadi kashayam
  • Muslikhadiradi kashayam
  • Nimbadi Kashayam
  • Panchathikthakam Kashayam
  • Gulguluthikthakam Kashayam tablets
  • Mahathikthakam kashyam tablets
  • Manjistadi kashayam tablets
  • Kaisora gulgulu vatika
  • Gulgulu thikthaka gritham
  • Agasthya Rasayanam
  • Madhusnuhi rasayanam

 

 

 

Panchakarma (Ayurvedic therapies) for Psoriasis

 

Shirodhara:

 

Shirodhara can benefit with emotional distress of psoriasis treatment because emotional stress worsens the symptoms. So, Shirodhara helps the patient with psoriasis to calm the mind and reduce the mental stress. In addition to this, specific Ayurvedic oil is used for scalp psoriasis, which may help to reduce scalp inflammation, dandruff like scaling and itching on the head.

 

Ayurveda detoxification therapy for Psoriasis

 

Ayurveda detoxification therapy includes a series of panchakarma treatments that may be used in psoriasis. Virechana (therapeutic purgation) is generally recommended for people with psoriasis.

 

Yoga for Psoriasis

 

Yoga includes some gentle exercises for the psoriasis. However, it may not have a direct influence on the psoriasis, but it can affect the immune system positively and decreases the stress level. Stress is generally considered as a contributing factor for psoriasis.

 

Various types of breathing exercises reduce stress and release negative energies from the body. These breathing exercises of yoga are known as Pranayama. Yoga posture can also help to bring harmony in three body humors. These are Agnisara Asana (Combining yoga poses with breathing exercises), Surya Namaskar (sun salutation), Bhujangasana (cobra pose) and Sarvangasana (shoulder stand).

 

Lifestyle to Manage Psoriasis

 

Healthy lifestyle changes and good diet can help slow down the progress of the disease and prevent recurrent exacerbations of the psoriasis. The Ayurveda lifestyle tips are given underneath:

 

  • Do not stop the natural urges such as urination, urge to empty bowel, etc.
  • Avoid taking junk and spicy food.
  • Take easily digestible food.
  • Do not eat sour, acidic and salty foods in excess amount. Take moderate amount of these foods.
  • Buttermilk can help with psoriasis, according to ayurveda.
  • Do not take salty and sour foods with milk.
  • Include fruits, fruit juices, and fresh vegetables in your regular diet.
  • Decrease intake of process canned foods, eggs and fats.
  • Avocado or neem oil application over the affected parts of the skin may help to alleviate itching and burning sensation.
  • Health supplement such as vitamin E, cod liver oil, linseed oil etc. may speed up the healing process.
  • Avoid peeling and scratching the skin.

 

However, psoriasis may not have permanent cure, but one may be able to control and reduce the progression of this disease by using Ayurveda herbs and Ayurveda detoxification therapies. Ayurveda treats a person, not only a disease or symptom. Ayurveda balances the three body humors, so when three humors are in harmony, there are less chances of flare-ups of the disease. Thus, Ayurveda prevents and reduces recurrent exacerbations of the disease.

 

If you wish to consult Ayurveda, you may choose to contact one of our Ayurveda Practitioners Gurnam Saini or Pooja Saini in Melbourne. Both of our Practitioners are Qualified Ayurveda Doctors from India. You may contact us at "Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic".  People who can't reach us personally, may choose for online Ayurveda consultation. 

 

Disclaimer: The information on any of the Ayurveda Products, Ayurveda treatment, Ayurvedic Medicines or any other services mentioned on Pure Herbal Ayurved clinic website is for educational purposes only and not for self diagnosis or self treatment. Ayurveda products should only be taken after Full Ayurveda consultation with a Registered Ayurveda Practitioner. In the website, if any of the Ayurveda Products mention heavy metals or some prohibited/restricted plants, the reader should not assume that these products are used, prescribed or sold by Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic in Australia. Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic does not take laibility or responsiblity for accidental adultration or contamination of any unwanted material in the Ayurveda products. Reader should not assume that all of the products mentioned on the website are available for prescription in Australia. The website purely describes the uses and indications of the herbal products based on Traditional Ayurvedic text books.  These are not for self medication or online purchase. Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic does not claim or gaurantee to cure any disease or health condition or terminal illness. Ayurveda treatment plan should be supplemented with appropriate diet and lifestyle to get beneficial effects. Ayurveda medicine is generally safe if taken under strict supervision of a qualified Ayurveda Practitioner, but it may also cause adverse reactions in rare cases. We suggest that you discuss your Ayurvedic treatment plan with your Medical Practitioner to ensure safe and effective use.

 

Please Contact Us Other Treatment
 
Lights

Author Bio:

Gurnam Saini has over 15 years’ experience in Ayurvedic naturopathy treatments in Melbourne, Australia. He has completed his bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, India. He has done MD in Alternative Medicine and certificate courses in Panchakarma Detox, Pulse diagnosis and skin care. He is also a member of the Australasian Association of Ayurveda (AAA). He has won awards for ground-breaking work in Ayurveda globally. Read More

 

Google Reviews

 

 

  • I consulted Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic for my teenage son to improve his height. He was 4.11 at 13. I was very worried as we are not tall parents and I thought to do something natural soon before its too late. I took a phone consultation with Dr Saini at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic. Range of dietary, lifestyle changes were suggested and some Ayurvedic medicine was posted to me. I am very happy to say that with in six months, my son has shown a significant improvement in height. His family and friends have all acknowledged the improvement in height. I highly recommend Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic for natural height improvements.


    Gurvinder Kaur

  • I am with Dr Saini from last 4+ years. I reached to him after my cancer surgery four years ago...then I was in distress and looking for right guidance and support. With Dr Sahni help, I was treated for chronic constipation, lack of sleep and energy and emotional eating recovery...which helped me achieve better health. Many thanks to him for the same and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for similar support.


    Vaibhav Singh

  • 100% Authentic Ayurveda Clinic.. Highly recommended for genuine ayurcedic treatments..


    Vishnu Datt Sharma- C.E.O

  • My experience with herbal Ayurveda was positive. I found a tremendous amount of healing with this therapy after suffering from bronchitis and arthritic pain for years. The herbal massage was the best thing I ever did. I stopped my medication, the bronchitis healed and my arthritis improved remarkably. I highly recommend it and I look forward to more treatments.


    Dora Tsividis

  • I have been under Dr Sainis treatment for backpain over 2 months.He is an empathetic sensitive and responsible Dr who gave careful directives and absolutely effective treatment to me as a patient.I could speak to him my issues confidently enough and he takes it for face value.I am completely fine now.I thought of my fears of my future and my job which was my sole income.I would love to say that I praise God and highly recommend Dr Saini as an effective practitioner for me and in Ayurveda.Thank you Dr Saini for everything that you have done to help me.


    Manju Jose

  • I was suffering from ibs from a long time urgency to go to toilet and mucus in stool . Even I ordered medicine from India but it wasn’t work and proper guidelines there, they just there for sale the medicine only . Dr shani only one months medicine improved 80% of my gut problem . If anyone suffering from symptoms like ibs or gut issue I will definitely recommend to visit dr shani clinic .


    Tara prasad Bhattarai

  • I would highly recommend this place. I suffered from bad sinutisis and hayfever since last 4 years . Doctor recommend me to do operation for sinutisis but thanks to Dr saini that I got overcome from this sinutisis without operation.i would highly recommend people who suffering like me please refer to DR Saini instead of going for other medications .


    dipti trivedi

  • I was suffering from severe anxiety problem for last 4 years but after taking ayurvedic medicine i got relieve within a month.It completely changed my life. I highly recommend this doctor for any health problem.


    jyoti gupta

  • Dr Saini has been so supportive in working with me to refine my mind, body and spirit to once again be able to consume gluten. Once I was diagnosed as gluten-intolerant, I thought I would never eat gluten again. But by embracing the ways of Ayurveda, I am now eating gluten on a daily basis that is pain free and discomfort free. Joseph Ferguson


    Joseph Ferguson

  • I would highly recommend Dr Saini for the treatment of Arthritis.I had pain,stiffness and numbness in my fingers and joints.Its been a year now and I have noticed 80% improvement in my condition.Thank you Dr Saini.


    Uma Kaur

  • Since September 2018, I have been in and out of hospital with consistent bowel and rectal issues. Three weeks after my last surgery this year, I literally stumbled across Pure Herbal. Dr Saini, (Ayurvedic Doctor) has been an absolute God send. I have worked closely with him since March. I have been extremely commited to the daily herbal regime, detox and treatments provided at Pure Health. At 46, I have never felt better physically, mentally and spiritually. What were constant symptoms, are now a thing of the past. I will continue this cleansing journey and with Dr Saini's expertise, I know my health will continue to improve. 🙏


    Inga Spyrou

  • I started to get depressive mood and nightmares since diagnosed with varicocele and hydrocele. Specialist recommended me getting coil embolization to block the veins. I was hesitant with the idea of it and ignored his advice. I thought I would try with natural approach to deal with my health issues. After reading online I started to make healthy changes in my life-style and food regime e.g. avoiding inflammatory and junk food, energy drinks etc. Also reduced smoking and alcohol for 3 months. But my pain and swelling in the scrotal area did not improve. More over I started to get lack of libido, premature ejaculation and erectile difficulties. Due to that I started to remain frustrated and angry most of the time. My relationship with my family members, friends and partner started to get difficult. Finally came across Dr Saini ayurvedic medicine clinic in Melbourne. Had a detial consult with Dr Saini. His Ayurveda approach for varicocele and its related problem worked like magic for me. First month he modified my life-style and food, based on my ayurvedic makeup. He also introduced some his own blends of organic herbs and spices with daily breathing exercise. In second month I did panchakarma detoxification. Now there is no pain or swelling in my scrotal area. My manpower is back to normal (even better than earlier), having grounded emotions and sound sleep with best physical and mental health. I highly recommend everyone to follow ayurvedic life style and its natural way of healing your body. Dr Saini is best in his job.


    Jeff raj